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Chemical Engineering & Materials Science

Inventory Item Spectroscopic Instruments
Function / Use
Source http://www.thermo.ucdavis.edu/facility/index.html
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Inventory Item Catalytic reactors
Function / Use
Source http://www.thermo.ucdavis.edu/facility/index.html
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Inventory Item Laboratories with gas detectors & alarms with large walk-in fume hoods
Function / Use Used for research with toxic and flammable chemicals
Source http://www.thermo.ucdavis.edu/facility/index.html
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Inventory Item UV-Visible Reflectance Spectrometer
Function / Use Ultrahigh vacuum/normal pressure apparatus for chemisorption, surface area/pore volume, temperature-programmed reduction/oxidation/decomposition, and catalytic reaction measurements
Source http://www.thermo.ucdavis.edu/facility/index.html
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Inventory Item Solid State NMR Spectroscopy
Function / Use A low-energy electron microscope/ultrahigh vacuum scanning tunneling microscope system
Source http://www.thermo.ucdavis.edu/facility/index.html
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Inventory Item TEM access on campus and at NCEM, Berkeley
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Source http://www.thermo.ucdavis.edu/facility/index.html
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Inventory Item 400 MHz, Solid State Spectrometer
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Source http://www.thermo.ucdavis.edu/facility/index.html
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Inventory Item High vacuum system equipped for flow experiments and gas analysis by mass spectrometry and thermal conductivity detection
Function / Use Used for measurements of surface areas and chemisorption equilibria; pore volume data for nanoporous and microporous materials; temperature-programmed decomposition and reaction experiments.
Source Bruce Gates
Owner Bruce Gates
Owner's Email

bcgates@ucdavis.edu


Inventory Item IR spectrometer with high vacuum system and flow system
Function / Use
Source Bruce Gates
Owner Bruce Gates
Owner's Email

bcgates@ucdavis.edu


Inventory Item Cells for X-ray absorption spectroscopy
Function / Use
Source Bruce Gates
Owner Bruce Gates
Owner's Email

bcgates@ucdavis.edu


Inventory Item Equipment for synthesis and handling of air-sensitive samples
Function / Use
Source Bruce Gates
Owner Bruce Gates
Owner's Email

bcgates@ucdavis.edu


Inventory Item Flow reactors with on-line gas chromatographs
Function / Use Product Analysis
Source Bruce Gates
Owner Bruce Gates
Owner's Email

bcgates@ucdavis.edu


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Chemistry

Inventory Item Lab: Synthetic Capabilities include a number of inert atmosphere vacuum lines
Function / Use  
Source Susan M. Kauzlarich
Owner Susan M. Kauzlarich
Owner's Email

kauzlari@indigo.ucdavis.edu


Inventory Item Several dry boxes
Function / Use  
Source Susan M. Kauzlarich
Owner Susan M. Kauzlarich
Owner's Email

kauzlari@indigo.ucdavis.edu


Inventory Item Centrifuge
Function / Use  
Source Susan M. Kauzlarich
Owner Susan M. Kauzlarich
Owner's Email

kauzlari@indigo.ucdavis.edu


Inventory Item High temperature furnaces; 4-probe resisitivity set-up for temperatures 15-300k
Function / Use  
Source Susan M. Kauzlarich
Owner Susan M. Kauzlarich
Owner's Email

kauzlari@indigo.ucdavis.edu


Inventory Item TOF Mass spectroscopy for collected nanoparticles and aerosols
Function / Use  
Source Peter Kelly
Owner Peter Kelly
Owner's Email

pbkelly@ucdavis.edu


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Civil & Environmental Engineering

Inventory Item Zeiss LSM 510 confocal laser scanning microscope and advanced image analysis software
Function / Use  
Source Stefan Wuertz
Owner Stefan Wuertz
Owner's Email

swuertz@ucdavis.edu


Inventory Item Taqman real time quantitative PCR
Function / Use  
Source Stefan Wuertz
Owner Stefan Wuertz
Owner's Email

swuertz@ucdavis.edu


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Environmental Health

Inventory Item Diffusion flame system for the generation of combustion particles
Function / Use The system allows for the addition of transition metals and other compounds with high vapor pressure to be studied in the presence or absence of soot
Source Kent Pinkerton
Owner Kent Pinkerton
Owner's Email

kepinkerton@ucdavis.edu


Inventory Item Exposure System
Function / Use Used for the generation of aged and diluted sidestream cigarette smoke as a surrogate for environmental tobacco smoke
Source Kent Pinkerton
Owner Kent Pinkerton
Owner's Email

kepinkerton@ucdavis.edu


Inventory Item Inhalation Chamber Systems
Function / Use Used for particle aerosol research
Source Kent Pinkerton
Owner Kent Pinkerton
Owner's Email

kepinkerton@ucdavis.edu


Inventory Item Light, fluorescent, dissecting, and transmission electron microscopy facilities
Function / Use  
Source Kent Pinkerton
Owner Kent Pinkerton
Owner's Email

kepinkerton@ucdavis.edu


Inventory Item Nano-MOUDI Cascade Impactor
Function / Use Used for the collection of particles smaller than 56nm
Source Michael J. Kleeman
Owner Michael J. Kleeman
Owner's Email

mjkleeman@ucdavis.edu


Inventory Item SMPS Units (On loan from the California Air Resources Board)
Function / Use Used to count and size particles between 15-900nm
Source Michael J. Kleeman
Owner Michael J. Kleeman
Owner's Email

mjkleeman@ucdavis.edu


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Geology

Inventory Item Access to piston cylinder and multianvil high pressure equipment
Function / Use  
Source John Neil
Owner Charles Lasher
Owner's Email celesher@ucdavis.edu

Inventory Item Cameca SX-50 electron microprobe
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Source http://www.thermo.ucdavis.edu/facility/index.html
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Land, Air, and Water Resources
-Atmospheric Science

Inventory Item Two large lysimeters 6 m in diameter
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Inventory Item Ten instrumented movable towers for microclimate studies
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Inventory Item Illumination systems (monochromatic and simulated sunlight)
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Inventory Item UV-VIS spectrophotometer
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Inventory Item Ion chromatograph
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Source http://atm.ucdavis.edu/studentfac/instrum.html
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Inventory Item Gas chromatograph
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Source http://atm.ucdavis.edu/studentfac/instrum.html
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Inventory Item Several high-performance liquid chromatographs
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Mechanical & Aeronautical Engineering

Inventory Item Variety of Laser Ablation
Function / Use Used for synthesis of novel materials and for excitation of optical emissions
Source Ian Kenendy
Owner Ian Kenendy
Owner's Email imkennedy@ucdavis.edu

Inventory Item Two CCD based Spectrometer Systems
Function / Use Used for the characterization of optical emissions, including a time gated system for time resolved fluorescence
Source Ian Kenendy
Owner Ian Kenendy
Owner's Email imkennedy@ucdavis.edu

Inventory Item Flame and Spray Pyrolysis Systems
Function / Use Used for nanoparticle synthesis
Source Ian Kenendy
Owner Ian Kenendy
Owner's Email imkennedy@ucdavis.edu

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Source Ian Kenendy
Owner Ian Kenendy
Owner's Email imkennedy@ucdavis.edu

Inventory Item Scanning Mobility Particle Sizer
Function / Use Used to measure particle size distributions
Source Ian Kenendy
Owner Ian Kenendy
Owner's Email imkennedy@ucdavis.edu

Inventory Item Tunable Pulsed Laser
Function / Use Time resolved fluorescence spectrometer for characterizing optical properties of nanoparticles
Source Andy Wexler
Owner Ian Kenendy
Owner's Email imkennedy@ucdavis.edu

Inventory Item RSMS-II and RSMS-III: Single particle time-of-flight mass spectrometer
Function / Use Used for sizing and analyzing individual aerosol particles in real time. RSMS-II analyzes positive or negative spectra from each particle. RSMS-III analyzes both positive and negative spectra. Size range is 10 to 1,200 nm
Source Andy Wexler
Owner Andy Wexler
Owner's Email aswexler@ucdavis.edu

Inventory Item TSI Nano-SMPS
Function / Use Sizes and counts aerosol particles from either 3 nm to 90 nm or 10 nm to 300 nm
Source Andy Wexler
Owner Andy Wexler
Owner's Email aswexler@ucdavis.edu

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Physics

Inventory Item Combined UHV multi-source sputter-deposition and e-beam evaporation system
Function / Use Sample preparation: For deposition of multilayers, granular solids, single crystals, and alloys
Source Kai Liu
Owner Kai Liu
Owner's Email kailiu@ucdavis.edu

Inventory Item UHV multi-source e-beam evaporation system
Function / Use Sample preparation: For deposition of multilayer thin films
Source Kai Liu
Owner Kai Liu
Owner's Email kailiu@ucdavis.edu

Inventory Item Perkin-Elmer electrochemical deposition system
Function / Use Sample preparation: For deposition of multilayer thin films and nanowires
Source Kai Liu
Owner Kai Liu
Owner's Email kailiu@ucdavis.edu

Inventory Item Siemens D-500 X-ray powder diffractometer
Function / Use Characterization: For structural characterization of crystalline materials
Source Kai Liu
Owner Kai Liu
Owner's Email kailiu@ucdavis.edu

Inventory Item Princeton Measurements Corporation Model 2900/3900-04 alternating gradient magnetometer / vibrating sample magnetometer
Function / Use Characterization: For measuring magnetic properties of materials, 10K-1000K, up to 22kOe field
Source Kai Liu
Owner Kai Liu
Owner's Email kailiu@ucdavis.edu

Inventory Item SHB Instruments B-H looper
Function / Use Characterization: For measuring magnetic properties of materials
Source Kai Liu
Owner Kai Liu
Owner's Email kailiu@ucdavis.edu

Inventory Item Quantum Design MPMS-XL SQUID magnetometer with EDC option
Function / Use Shared Major Equipment in Physics Department : For measuring magnetic properties of materials
Source Kai Liu
Owner Kai Liu
Owner's Email kailiu@ucdavis.edu

Inventory Item HV 2-source Edwards E306A thermal evaporation system
Function / Use Shared Major Equipment in Physics Department : For deposition of thin films
Source Kai Liu
Owner Kai Liu
Owner's Email kailiu@ucdavis.edu

Inventory Item Lindberg high temperature resistive furnaces and Miller arc furnace
Function / Use Shared Major Equipment in Physics Department : For sintering of solids
Source Kai Liu
Owner Kai Liu
Owner's Email kailiu@ucdavis.edu

Inventory Item Transport properties measurement (DC and AC) setup with Cryofab cryostats
Function / Use Shared Major Equipment in Physics Department : For measuring electrical resistance of materials
Source Kai Liu
Owner Kai Liu
Owner's Email kailiu@ucdavis.edu

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Thermochemistry Facility

Inventory Item Infrared spectrometer
Function / Use  
Source http://www.thermo.ucdavis.edu/facility/index.html
Owner John Neil
Owner's Email jmneil@ucdavis.edu

Inventory Item # 4 Calvet-type high temperature custom-built calorimeters
Function / Use Used for solution and reaction calorimetry at 700-800° C
Source http://www.thermo.ucdavis.edu/facility/index.html
Owner John Neil
Owner's Email jmneil@ucdavis.edu

Inventory Item 1 ultra-sensitive custom-built solution calorimeter
Function / Use Used for solution calorimetry at 700-900° C of 3 mg samples
Source http://www.thermo.ucdavis.edu/facility/index.html
Owner John Neil
Owner's Email jmneil@ucdavis.edu

Inventory Item 1 Setaram HT-1500 calorimeter
Function / Use Used for transposed-temperature-drop, direct melting, and scanning experiments at 600-1500° C
Source http://www.thermo.ucdavis.edu/facility/index.html
Owner John Neil
Owner's Email jmneil@ucdavis.edu

Inventory Item 1 Setaram C-80 and 1 Setaram B-25 Calvet-type calorimeter for work at -150-300° C and 1 CSC room temperature solution calorimeter
Function / Use These very sensitive instruments are used for heat of solution work in aqueous and organic solvents, for gas adsorption studies, and for in situ synthesis calorimetry
Source http://www.thermo.ucdavis.edu/facility/index.html
Owner John Neil
Owner's Email jmneil@ucdavis.edu

Inventory Item 1 Setaram DSC 111 TG system
Function / Use Used for scanning calorimetry and thermogravimetric analysis at 50-700° C
Source http://www.thermo.ucdavis.edu/facility/index.html
Owner John Neil
Owner's Email jmneil@ucdavis.edu

Inventory Item 1 multi-instrument DSC/DTA Netzsch thermal analysis system consisting of thermogravimetric analysis (TGA), differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), and evolved gas analysis (EGA) by mass spectrometry (MS) and infrared (IR). Operating range is -150-1400° C
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Source http://www.thermo.ucdavis.edu/facility/index.html
Owner John Neil
Owner's Email jmneil@ucdavis.edu

Inventory Item 1 Setaram 9600 calorimeter system
Function / Use Used for heat capacities, heats of reaction, and large mass thermogravimetry at 700-1500° C
Source http://www.thermo.ucdavis.edu/facility/index.html
Owner John Neil
Owner's Email jmneil@ucdavis.edu

Inventory Item High temperature and hydrothermal synthesis equipment, balances, gas flow systems, and other ancillary equipment
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Source http://www.thermo.ucdavis.edu/facility/index.html
Owner John Neil
Owner's Email jmneil@ucdavis.edu

Inventory Item 2 glove boxes for air and moisture sensitive samples
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Source http://www.thermo.ucdavis.edu/facility/index.html
Owner John Neil
Owner's Email jmneil@ucdavis.edu

Inventory Item An INEL diffractometer with position-sensitive detector (PSD) covering 120° . Several types of sample holders (flat plate, capillary, holder for air sensitive samples) can be used. A heating stage is available. Complete diffraction patterns can be obtained in 1-10 minutes, particularly useful for kinetic studies.
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Source http://www.thermo.ucdavis.edu/facility/index.html
Owner John Neil
Owner's Email jmneil@ucdavis.edu

Inventory Item A Scintag PAD V diffractometer (On long-term loan from the USGS in Sacramento)
Function / Use This is optimized for accurate lattice parameter measurements and Rietveld refinements
Source http://www.thermo.ucdavis.edu/facility/index.html
Owner John Neil
Owner's Email jmneil@ucdavis.edu

Inventory Item Software, including several lattice parameter and Rietveld routines (GSAS, JADE, others). The MSI (Molecular Simulations, Inc.) materials science simulations package has been installed on an SGI workstation
Function / Use  
Source http://www.thermo.ucdavis.edu/facility/index.html
Owner John Neil
Owner's Email jmneil@ucdavis.edu

Inventory Item High resolution FEG SEM
Function / Use  
Source http://www.thermo.ucdavis.edu/facility/index.html
Owner John Neil
Owner's Email jmneil@ucdavis.edu

Inventory Item Gas Absorption Analyzer-Measures surface area and micro and macro pore volumes (On order)
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Source John Neil
Owner John Neil
Owner's Email jmneil@ucdavis.edu

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