The Frank R. Seaver College of Science and Engineering at LMU operates several state of the art research instruments.

Atomic Force Microscope (AFM)

  • Manufacturer: Asylum Research
  • Model: MFP-3D SA AFM/ARC2
  • Resolution: <1nm
  • Magnification: 1,000,000+

Confocal Microscope (CM)

  • Manufacturer: Zeiss
  • Model: Confocal LSM 5 Exciter Vario Two RGB with ZEN 2008
  • Resolution: x/y resolution- (1/NA); z resolution- (1/NA2) (NA- numerical aperture of microscope objective)
  • Magnification: varies through objective magnification

Epi-fluorescence Microscope (EFM)

  • Manufacturer: Carl Zeiss, Inc
  • Model: ApoTome for Axio Imager.Z1
  • Resolution: x/y resolution- (1/NA); z resolution- (1/NA2) [NA-numerical aperture of microscope objective]
  • Magnification: varies through objective magnification

Dionex IC25 Ion-Exchange Chromatograph

  • Pump: Dual-piston, variable speed stroke of 100 µL; user-selectable constant pressure or constant flow feedback control
  • Flow Rate: 0.04 to 10.0 mL/min, linearly variable in increments of 0.01 mL/min
  • Operating Pressure: 21 MPa (3000 psi) maximum
  • Pressure Resolution: 0.07 MPa (10 psi)
  • High Pressure Limit: 0 to 35 MPa (0 to 5000 psi) in increments of 0.05 MPa (7.25 psi); trips instantaneously
  • Low Pressure Limit: 0 to 35 MPa (0 to 5000 psi) in increments of 0.05 MPa (7.25 psi); trips after a timeout of 0.4 mL
  • Delay Volume: Approximately 700 µL

Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectroscopy (ICP-MS)

  • Manufacturer: Perkin Elmer
  • Model: ELAN DRC-e
  • Detection limits range: 0.1 ppt to 10 ppb, varying from element to element

Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) Spectrometer with Automation

  • Manufacturer: Brucker
  • Model: AVIII400 Nanobay
  • Resolution: <0.005Hz

PerkinElmer Lambda 25 UV/Vis Spectrometer

  • Wavelength range: 190-1100 nm
  • Bandwidth: 1 nm fixed
  • Optics: Double-beam, sealed, quartz-coated mirrors; lens-free system to reduce chromatic aberrations Monochromator: Seya Namioka

Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM)

  • Manufacturer: FEI
  • Model: SEM QUANTA 200
  • Resolution: High Vacuum/Low Vacuum; 3.0nm @ 30kv (SE); 4.0nm @30kv (BSE)
  • Magnification: 20 to 1,000,000 x (quad view)

Sievers 800 Portable Organic Carbon Analyzer

  • Range: 0.05 ppb to 50,000 ppb
  • On-line Precision: ±3% of Total Carbon value
  • On-line Accuracy: ±3% of TC value (TC > 100 ppb)
  • Interferences: Insensitive to halogenated hydrocarbon interference
  • Display Readout: 3 significant digits
  • Calibration: 12 month stability, typically
  • Analysis Time: 6 minutes
  • Sample Temperature: 1-100C (32-212F)
  • Ambient Temperature: 10-40C (50-104F)
  • Sample Pressure: Up to 100 psi
  • Sample Flow Rate: 30-220 mL/minute

Varian ProStar (HPLC)

  • Maximum operating pressure: 6000 psi (410 atmospheres)
  • Flow rate range: 0.01 to 10.0 mL/min in 0.01 mL/min steps between 0.00 and 1.00 mL/min, and 0.1 mL/min steps between 1.0 and 10.0 mL/min
  • Flow precision: 0.3% RSD at 1.0 mL/min MeOH/water
  • Flow accuracy: ± 0.5% at 1.0 mL/min isopropyl alcohol
  • Compositional accuracy: ± 0.5% absolute
  • Compositional precision: ± 0.1% absolute
  • Delay volume: 700 µL + 1 µL/ATM pressure