The Chemistry Department is well equipped with the state-of-the-art instrumentation facilities needed to support high quality research programs:

Bio-Molecular Spectroscopy- 800 MHz NMR spectrometer for biomolecular studies, Biacore 3000 SPR molecular interaction analyzer, X-band EPR spectrometer.

Laser Spectroscopy- A modern laboratory dedicated to research and education in areas of linear and nonlinear spectroscopy and microscopy, ultrafast phenomena and unequilibrated systems.

Mass Spectrometry- eleven instruments that can study molecules as light as gases or as massive as proteins and polymers. A very unusual feature is that many of the mass spectrometers are student-operated and are available on a 24/7 basis.

Molecular Modeling- a full suite of software running on Linux workstations and 6000-core HPC cluster "Greenplanet".

NMR- five high-resolution instruments including a 600 MHz spectrometer, two 500 MHz spectrometers (one of which is equipped with a highly sensitive cryoprobe).

Nuclear Reactor Facility- Mark I TRIGA type primarily used for neutron activation analysis, which can determine the elemental composition of samples non-destructively for up to 74 different elements.

X-Ray Crystallography - three diffractometers, one of which has a CCD-based system.

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Other Capabilities at UCI:

EPR- EPR spectroscopy is used to detect unpaired electrons in the active sites of metalloenzymes. 

SPR: A Biacore 3000 (SPR) instrument is installed in a dedicated spectroscopy room and is available to the UCI community. Contact Professor Amal Alachkar for inquiries.