The Huang group occupies 2900 sq ft of laboratory space and 450 sq ft of separated office space in Hach Hall at ISU, and is fully equipped for routine state-of-the-art synthesis, characterization, and catalytic property evaluation of nanomaterials.
Huang’s lab includes inventory with 500+ chemicals and solvents, glassware, and the following equipment:
2 analytical/micro balances
6 programmable PID heating stations (Cole-Parmer Digi-Sense)
3 tube furnace with programmable temperature controller
1 rotary evaporator
7 vacuum pumps
3 high-speed centrifuge
12 synthetic fume hoods–2 of them equipped with Schlenk lines
1 GC-MS (Shimadzu QP5050A, for reaction characterization)
6 HP gas chromatograph systems equipped TCD and/or FID detectors (HP 5890 Series II)
2 computer controlled gas phase plug flow reactor systems
1 ICP-MS (Perkin Elmer Elan 6000)
1 freeze dryer (Labconco FreeZone 12)
2 networked computer workstations
1 Beckman Coulter DU 650 spectrophotometer
1 Perkin Elmer HGA-800 graphite furnace AAS
1 potentiostat Model PS-605
1 Denton vacuum dv 502a evaporator
3 Parr non-stirred pressure vessels (models 4760, 4763, and 4740)
2 networked printers
Reciprocal access/courtesy agreements with neighboring laboratories give reliable access to a Malvern Nano Zetasizer dynamic light scattering (DLS), BET (Micromeritics Tristar and ASAP-2020), Chemisorption (Micromeritics AutoChem 2920), UV-Vis spectroscopy (Agilent Cary 100), fluorescence spectroscopy (Agilent Cary Eclipse Fluorescence Spectrophotometer), elemental analysis (PE2100 CHN Analyzer and Perkin Elmer Optima 2100DV ICP-AES).
ISU Chemistry Department (see here) and Ames Laboratory Facilities (see here) maintain a full complement of instrumentation, including Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) spectrophotometers (300-600 MHz), electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR), atomic force microscopy (AFM), scanning and transmission electron microscopy (SEM and TEM, including FEI Technai G2 F20 Field Emission TEM, and JEOL 5910 SEM; EDX and EFTEM capable), FT-IR (Bruker IFS-66V FT-IR), ESI-MS (Agilent QTOF 6540), MALDI-TOF-MS (Applied Biosystems QSTAR XL), X-ray diffraction (powder, including low angle, and single crystal), TGA and DSC (TA Instruments Q50).
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