Facility: Biodesign Biosurface Chemistry Facility

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Function: Analytical/Synthesis

Department: Biodesign Center for Single Molecule Biophysics


The Biosurface Chemistry Facility is part of the Center for Single Molecule Biophysics.  Several analytical resources including spectroscopy and chromatography equipment are availabe to ASU researchers.  Please see the full resource list below and click any item for more details. 

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BI-2000 SPR

Thumb BI-2000 has a unique detection technology that delivers high sensitivity (< 10-4 degrees), thusenables researchers to measure a binding constant down to a few pM-1. The system was developed to meet many application requirements with various interchangeable analysis modules such as the Flow Injection Analysis Module for DNA sequencing, protein/protein interaction, ligand/receptor recognition, and drug development applications. The Electrochemcial and EC-DualFlow™ Analysis Modules for electrochemical SPR.Applications:Flow Injection Analysis Module for two channel flow injection SPR researchElectrochemical Analysis Module for electrochemical (EC) SPR research.Materials Avaliable:SPR Gold Sensor Chips (16mmx16mm) or (22mmx22mm) 49nm sputter coated (Au/Cr)

Cary 300 UV/VIS Spectrophotometer

Thumb Varians Cary 300 has a premonochromator, spectrophotomers also extending its range past 5.0 absorbance units (Abs). IR used analyze biological or highly absorbing laboratory samples

Gaertner-Stokes Ellipsometer

Thumb Can be used for measurements of surface and thin films on Silicon wafers or Gold Chips.


Thumb HP1100 Preperative/Analytical HPLC and PL-ELS-2100 Ice Evaporative Light Scattering Detector (ELSD).  Instrument can separate, identify, and quantify compounds using Reverse Phase or Normal Phase methods. Also analyze non-UV absorbing compounds with PL-ELS-2100 Ice. Columns Avaliable: (Various Companies)

Kruss Easy Drop Contact Angle

Thumb Surface chemistry measurements. Hydrophobic/Hydrophilic surface studies.

Omni VAC Glovebox

Thumb Glovebox provides an inert environment for preparation and manipulation of samples. Consistant readings of:Oxygen Level of <1.0ppm Moisture Levels of <1.0ppm

Shimadzu UV/Vis Spectrophotometer

Thumb UV/Vis spectroscopy for determination of solutions of transition metal ions and highly conjugated organic compounds.

Thermo Nicolet 6700 FTIR and Continuum Microscope System

Thumb Used for infared sample analysis.FTIR Bench Accessories: Smart Orbit, Smart SAGA, Smart ARK, GATR, TransmissionFTIR Bench Accessory Applications:LiquidsSolidsSemi-solidsPowdersQuantitative and qualitative measurementsPolymer films, packagingFTIR Microscope Accessories: Grazing Angle, ATR-tip, %Reflectance, %TransmittanceMicroscope ATR-tip Applications• Surface analysis/depth profiling• Coatings on non-reflecting substrates• Inclusions in resins, polymers and rubber materials• Microelectronics• Forensics• Defect analysis• Residuals inside depressionsMicroscope Grazing Angle Applications:• Contaminants on reflective surfaces• Lubricants on hard disks• Coating imperfections on metallic surfaces

UVP EpiChemi3 Darkroom Gel Imaging/Scanner

Thumb Chemilluminescent scanner. Sample Applications include SYBR Green, Ethidium Bromide, Coomassie Blue, SYBR Gold andn CY3. 

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