University of RochesterDepartment of Chemistry

Instrumentation

Ultrafast Laser

Ultrafast Ti:sapphire regenerative amplifier system with an optical parametric amplifier. Used to determione the ultrafast electronic properties of carbon nanotubes.

Optical Microscope

Inverted optical microscope with a spectrometer and both a CCD and an InGaAs array detector used for single nanocrystal/nanotube optical spectroscopy.

Optical Microscope

Ti:sapphire and OPO used for single nanocrystal/nanotube optical spectroscopy.

Lasers

Argon ion, diode pumped Nd:YAG, Ti:sapphire and He lasers for optical excitation.

AFM Microscope

Bioscope AFM/inverted microscope apparatus used for single molecule imaging.

AFM Microscope

Asylum MFP-3D AFM/inverted microscope apparatus used to acquire charge and fluorescence information on single nanocrystals simultaneously.

Lasers

Krypton, HeNe, Green Diode, and Blue Diode lasers for optical excitation with laser paths to the Asylum AFM/inverted microscope.

Fluorometer

Fluorometer used for measuring nanotube and quantum dot fluorescence from an ensemble.

Fluorometer

PerkinElmer Lambda 950 UV/VIS spectrophotometer.

Vacuum Line

Glass vacuum line used for nanoparticle synthesis.

Vacuum Line

Schlenk line used for nanoparticle synthesis.

Glove Box

Double glove box used to perform chemical reactions under an inert atmosphere.

Glove Box

Glove box used to keep the chemical precursors for semiconductor nanocrystals under an inert atmosphere.