Early career researcher small equipment pool

Early career researcher small equipment pool

As part of an EPSRC grant, the following equipment is available for use by other staff. If you need to make use of an item listed here, contact the associated staff member.

Name

EquipmentDescription
Dr David France HPLC Columns Chiral columns for enantiomer separation (normal phase)
  Analytics HPLC Analytical scale (<1 mg) high-performance liquid chromatography instrument
  Rotary evaporator Controlled variable vacuum, temp, speed, rotary evaporator for precise solvent removal
Dr Charalampos N Moiras High pressure Autoclave 25mL stainless steel autoclaves for hydrothermal synthesis
  Ball mill apparatus The Mixer Mill MM 200 is also used for efficient size reduction and homogenization of 2 samples simultaneously.  This mill is highly suitable for grinding dry samples in small quantities
Dr Mark Symes Sonicator Medium and high power ultrasonifier for dispersion and synthesis
  Glove box Enclosure maintaining inert atmospheres for chemical storage and synthesis
Dr Ross Forgan Programmable oven A synthetic oven which allows fine control and ramping of temperature over 99 programmable steps with a maximum temperature of 250

Name

EquipmentDescription
Dr Alasdair Clark Spatial Light Modulator Boulder Non-linear XY 512 Ferroelectric SLM
  Electronic control unit  
Dr Caroline Gauchotte-Lindsay Solid Phase Extraction  
  Solid Phase MicroExtraction  
  Centrifuge  
Dr Christopher Quince Thermal conductivity detector (TCD) for gas chromatography  
  Gas exchange manifold  
  Temperature controlled microplate  
Dr Helen Mulvana Fibre optic hydrophone (Precision Acoustics Ltd) Frequency range: 250 kHz – 50 MHz
Dynamic range: 10 kPa – 15 MPa

  Hydrophone fibres (Precision Acoustics Ltd) A variety of replacement fibres for the hydrophone
  DSO-X 3014A Oscilloscope (Agilent) 100 MHz, 4 GSa/s
Dr Manlio Tassieri National Instruments Part of a new magnetic tweezers tool designed for the handling of biological samples
  Caltest Part of a new magnetic tweezers tool designed for the handling of biological samples
  Photon Lines Part of a new magnetic tweezers tool designed for the handling of biological samples
Dr Patrick G Harkness i-SPEED 2 MONO High-Speed Camera  
Dr Steven L Neale Motorised Stage PRIOR H101BX PROSCAN III motorised stage for an Olympus BX51 microscope. Altough the item cannot be moved from his current installation with the microspope,  anyone interested to use this setup can access it in my lab.
  High Speed Imaging Orca flash 4, high speed USB camera, 100fps at 4M pixels
  Florescence Accessories New body, light source and filters to upgrade an Olympus BX51 microscope for fluorescence imaging.  Altough the item cannot be moved from his current installation with the microspope,  anyone interested to use this setup can access it in my lab.
Dr Timothy Drysdale GPU unit Rackmounted server hosting 2x Nvidia Tesla K20X general purpose graphics processing unit (GP-GPU) cards; intended for hardware accelerated scientific calculations, which need not be related to imaging
Dr Xue Jin Solvent-resistant Stirred Cells Can be used for concentration, separation, recovery of valuable solids from water
  Dispensing Pressure Vessel Dispensing pressure vessels hold liquid for filtration through pressure-operated filter holders (e.g., Solvent-resistant Stirred Cells).
  Variable speed pumps Peristaltic pump allows variable speed control for up to 36 ml/min volume flow rate
Dr Zhibin Yu Customised linear alternator This product can be used as either a linear alternator to convert pressure wave to electricity, or a linear compressor to produce high amplitude pressure wave by consuming electrical power. It can also be used to create high amplitude oscillatory flow conditions.
  Lock-in amplifier It can recover signals in the presence of an overwhelming noise background or, alternatively, it can provide high resolution measurements of relatively clean signals over several orders of magnitude and frequency. It can also function as AC Signal Recovery Instrument, Vector Voltmeter, Spectrum Analyzer or Noise Measurement Unit.
  Laser displacement sensor This is a high-speed, high-accuracy CCD laser displacement sensor. In a non-contact way, it can accurately measure thickness, surface roughness, vibration, or position of object with a resolution of one micro.

Name

EquipmentDescription
Dr Nicholas A Kamenos Underwater fluorometer Used to quantify photosynthetic fluorescence underwater
  Benthic chamber Used to quantify gas and fluid exchange across marine sediments
  Oxygen sensor Used to quantify oxygen exchange across marine water and sediments remotely
Dr Seamus Coveney FLIR T335 30Hx Thermal Camera Used in work that will extend Geometric feature Characterisation to radiometric and thermal-radiometric data sets.
  Survey-grade
GPS receiver /rover system
Survey-grade
Used principally for ground reference control on my high resolution imaging work, feeding in to my  extending Geometric feature Characterisation to radiometric characterisation

Name

EquipmentDescription
Dr Donald MacLaren Clamshell TEM sample chamber Use of the clamshell is possible as part of access to transmission electron microscopy facilities.
  Mass flow controller The MFC is part of a pulsed laser deposition system that is ideal for deposition of complex oxide thin films.
Dr Daria Sokhan Pilas Digital Controller Laser controller for laser pulses of 15 - 50 ps in width, with a repetition rate from single shot to 125 MHz, operating from either an external or an internal trigger.
  Pilas head 405nm Laser head of 405nm wavelength to be operated with the PiLas digital controller. Peak power up to 1000 mW
Dr Iain Martin  USB Spectrometer Visible / near infra-red spectrometer
  Laser 1W, 532 nm laser
  Optical absorption measurement system Photo-thermal common path interferometer for measuring optical absorption in bulk samples,
surfaces and thin films, currently at 1550 nm, but soon at a range of wavelengths between 1064nm and 1900 nm
  Motorised Stage For 3D translation of samples (to 50 micron precision)
Dr Jonathan Taylor 488nm laser system 30mW class 3b laser with collimated fibre output
  4-axis translation stages Motorized linear actuators for automated control of translation stages and other optomechanics