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OI Analytical TOC Analyzer, Facility:W. M. Keck Foundation Laboratory for Environmental Biogeochemistry

Thumb The TOC analyzer is used to determine the total amount of dissolved inorganic carbon (DIC) and dissolved organic carbon (DOC) in an aqueous sample.

Ar-Ar detrital, Facility:Noble Gas Geochemistry and Geochronology Laboratories

Ar-Ar geochronology of detrital grains by infra-red laser

Ar-Ar furnace/laser, Facility:Noble Gas Geochemistry and Geochronology Laboratories

Ar-Ar geochronolgy with furnace/infra-red + ultra-violet lasers

BET Surface Area and Porosity Analysis - Tristar II 3020, Facility:CLAS Goldwater Environmental Laboratory

Thumb The Tristar II 3020 provides high-quality surface area and porosity measurements on solid materials by using the technique of gas adsorption. The TriStar II is a fully automated, three-station analyzer capable of increasing the speed and efficiency of quality control analyses, with the accuracy, resolution, and data reduction to meet most research needs. SEE MATERIAL REQUIREMENTS BELOW

Ball Mill - Spex-Certiprep 8000D, Facility:CLAS Goldwater Environmental Laboratory

Thumb Up to 14 samples can be processed simultaneously with dual rotars. Stainless steel vials and balls are available for grinding rocks, sediments, and other hard materials that resist standard teqhniques.

Bruker Avance III HD 600 MHz NMR, Facility:CLAS Magnetic Resonance Research Center

Thumb This Bruker 600 MHz NMR is equipped with a 5 mmTriple Resonance Prodigy Cryoprobe. CPP TCI 600 H&F-C/N-D-5-Z. It is ideally suited for biological and protein structure determination. Additionally protein and bimolecular dynamics in solution can be studied with this instrument.

Bruker Avance III HD 850 MHz NMR, Facility:CLAS Magnetic Resonance Research Center

Thumb The Bruker 850 MHz spectrometer is equipped with a 5 mm H&F-C/N-D TCI Cryoprobe, a 1.7 mm H-C/N-D TCI Cryoprobe, and 1.3 mm Ultrafast HX MAS probe. This instrument is equipped for liquids and solids. The instrument is ideally suited for the study of complex biomolecules.

Bruker Biospin AVANCETM III 400 NMR, Facility:Proteomics and Functional Genomics Core Facility

The Bruker Biospin AVANCETM III 400 Spectrometer System utilizes a superconducting magnet system with 5.4 cm bore (operation field at 9.395 Tesla). The unit is equipped with a sample transport system that enables high flow rates for VT gas. Bruker TopSpin software is used for data acquisition and processing.

CHN Elemental Analysis - PE2400, Facility:CLAS Goldwater Environmental Laboratory

Thumb The PE 2400 is a conventional elemental analyzer. It operates by flash combustion of the specimen encapsulated in tin cups or disks whereby the specimen is completely combusted at a temperature of 1760 C. The resulting gases are chemically scrubbed of the halogens (and of sulfur in the CHN mode) and are separated in a GC column. Detection is conducted by a thermal conductivity detector (TCD). Total C, H, and N are calculated with a precision of 0.1g. Element ratios are more significant since they minimize instrument error. Molar element ratios may be reliably reported for up to three decimal places.

Carbon Isotope Analyzer - Picarro, Facility:CLAS Goldwater Environmental Laboratory

Thumb The PICARRO G2201-i CRDS Analyzer is capable of simultaneous measurement of carbon isotopes from both CO2 and CH4. The G2201-i operates in one of three modes: CO2-only mode, CH4-only mode, and combined CO2/CH4 mode. The Small Sample Isotope Module 2 (SSIM2) expands the measurements that can be made with the Picarro δ13C analyzers for CO2 and CH4. This allows user to: 1. Run gas samples as small as 20 ml at ambient CO2 or CH4 concentrations, 2. Measure microliter volumes of high-concentration samples with built-in dilution capability. 3.Inject samples by syringe

Centrifuge (Allegra X-14 Benchtop) , Facility:CLAS Goldwater Environmental Laboratory

Thumb Centrifuge has both swinging bucket rotor (max. 4300 rpm) and fixed angle rotor (max. 10,200 rpm) capabilities. Rotors have adaptors for both 15 ml and 50 ml conical vials. Centrifuge has capability for both timed or user programed options.

Costech Elemental Analyzer, Facility:W. M. Keck Foundation Laboratory for Environmental Biogeochemistry

Thumb The Costech EA was originally developed for the determination of elemental composition of a sample. This device generates CO2 from carbon, N2 from nitrogen, H2O from hydrogen, and SO2 from sulfur (special furnace packing is needed for this element). The sample gases are chromatographically separated using a PoraPlot column and then individually passed over a TCD detector and quantified. The effluent is then vented from the room. For isotope analysis, some modifications are made. H2O is a terrible compound to get into an isotope ratio mass spectrometer. Hence, a magnesium perchlorate water trap is used to remove water from the gas stream. The effluent from the instrument is sent to a Conflo Interface so that a small amount of this gas stream is sent to the mass spectrometer for isotopic analysis. With the EA we can thus measure 13C, 15N, and 34S isotope ratios. It must be remembered that this instrument works by pulsing some O2 into a hot (1020°C furnace) for combustion. Hence we cannot measure oxygen isotopes with this device. The most common sample types we look at with the EA are soils, plant matter, and organic matter collected onto quartz filters.

Custom Software Development, Facility:Computational and Experimental Mechanics Laboratory

Developing C++/FORTRAN/MATLAB code to carry out engineering analysis

Cutting Mill - Wiley, Facility:CLAS Goldwater Environmental Laboratory

Useful for cutting/grinding fibrous materials such as plant stems, leaves, and roots that do not lend themselves well to ball-mill grinding. Assorted mesh sizes are available to control particle size.

Deer Valley Rock Art Center, Facility:Deer Valley Petroglyph Preserve

October through April: 9am-5pm Tuesday to Saturday; 12pm-5pm SundayMay through September: Tuesday to Sunday 8am-2pm

Digital Repository Services, Facility:ASU Digital Repository

ASU Digital Repository is an open access repository that will provide long-term, reliable storage and access to ASU related research. The ASU-DR stores and makes available scholarly work that is complete and ready for dissemination, such as articles, working papers, technical reports, presentations, recordings of performances, images, data sets, and more. The ASU-DR helps meet public access policies and archival requirements specified by many federal grants by providing long-term preservation for materials. Most uses of the ASU Digital Repository are provided at no charge to the ASU community.

Discrete Analyzer - Seal AQ2, Facility:CLAS Goldwater Environmental Laboratory

Thumb The AQ2 system is a flexible automated analyzer that uses the principle of Discrete Analysis where each test occurs in a separate or discrete reaction vessel. The AQ2 is ideal for measuring dissolved nutrients and other constituents in aqueous samples, extracts, and digestions. It is most useful when many and varied tests are needed on different samples and/or individual results are needed immediately. The sample and reagents are incubated in the reaction wells for a pre-programmed time. A single aliquot is then transferred into a 10mm 100% optical glass cuvette. The absorbance is read on the stationary reactant to ensure the best possible signal to noise ratio. Methods: Alkalinity Ammonia Chloride Cyanides Nitrate/Nitrite Nitrite Nitrogen, Total (Persulfate) Phenolics Phosphate, Ortho Phosphorus, Total (Persulfate) Silicate Sulfate

Electronics Services, Facility:Instrument Design and Fabrication Core

Services include:Laboratory Assistance: Install laboratory electronic equipment and assist with setting up research and teaching. Labs, including design and fabrication of test modules. Provide purchase recommendations for laboratory equipment, parts and supplies. Assist with lab safety issues including design and installation of door interlocks warning signs etc. Electronic equipment repair: Provide low-level repair support for analytical laboratory equipment. (Gas chromatographs, Spectrophotometers, etc.) Repair general purpose test equipment. (oscilloscopes, digital multimeters, function generators, etc.). Labview: Install and upgrade older versions of Labview in Academic labs. Install associated hardware and provide purchasing advice for A/D boards and interface modules. Design & Fabrication: We can assist faculty and graduate students with electronic design and once the design is finalized we can do the fabrication. Ensure equipment and test setups comply with safety requirements. Training: User training for operating general-purpose test equipment.

Finite Element Analysis, Facility:Computational and Experimental Mechanics Laboratory

Implicit and explicit linear, nonlinear multiphysics finite element analysis of engineering components and systems

Flow Injection Analysis - Lachat QC8000, Facility:CLAS Goldwater Environmental Laboratory

Thumb The QC 8000 determines analyte concentrations using colorimetry to detect changes in color produced by the presence of analytes. It is typically used for automated testing of water, waste water and sea water. It is capable of measuring a wide range of analytes, given the appropriate manifold configuration and filter. Currently we are able to measure: Ammonia, Chloride, Nitrate, Nitrite, Total Nitrogen (using an in-line digestion), Orthophosphate, Total Phosphorus (using an in-line digestion), and Alkalinity (methyl orange as a function of CaCO3). It can be expanded to measure dozens of other analytes as well. The instrument is equipped with a 360 position autosampler for multiple sample analysis and an autodilutor for dilution of off-scale samples. It is capable of processing a combination of two analytes simultaneously.

Furnace Atomic Absorbance Spectrometry - Varian 400 , Facility:CLAS Goldwater Environmental Laboratory

Thumb With this instrument, user can expect detection limits lower than can be achieved by either flame AA or ICP (usually sub-ppb, but element specific) without the high cost associated with ICP-MS. In addition to making multiple sample analysis less burdensome, the attached auto sampler aids in increasing precision, adding any modifiers necessary, and may be used to generate/regenerate and check standard curves. The instrument is equipped with Zeeman background correction capabilities.

GEARS An Infrastructure for Energy-Efficient Big Data Research on Heterogeneous and Dynamic Data, Facility:CASCADE - Center for Assured and Scalable Data Engineering

GEARS (an enerGy-Efficient big-datA Research System) is a heterogeneous computing and storage resource based on cohesively co-designed software and hardware components. It enables a variety of important studies on heterogeneous and dynamic data and advances the scientific knowledge in data-driven disciplines. The hardware of GEARS includes a cluster of data nodes equipped with heterogeneous processors and storage devices and fine-grained power management capability. The software is developed upon widely-used big data frameworks to support unified programming across CPUs, GPUs, and FPGAs, and transparent data access across a deep storage hierarchy integrating DRAM, NVM, SSD, and HDD.

Gas Chromatography / MS/MS - Varian Ion Trap , Facility:CLAS Goldwater Environmental Laboratory

Thumb The Saturn is used for both qualitative (identification/confirmation) and quantitative determinations of trace levels of organic compounds and is capable of both electron ionization (EI) and chemical ionization (CI) using liquid reagents in either MS or MS/MS modes. Selective Ion Storage (SIS) can be used to isolate one or more specific ions in the presence of a much higher background. MS/MS (tandem MS) enables selective storage and subsequent fragmentation of a precursor ion and can be used to further eliminate background and/or to differentiate analytes with very similar GCMS spectra. The NIST 2003 library is available for spectral searches.

ICP Optical Emission Spectrometer - Themo iCAP6300, Facility:CLAS Goldwater Environmental Laboratory

Thumb The iCAP is capable of rapid, simultaneous measurement of up to 70 elements in aqueous and organic solutions and is equipped with an autosampler with a 240 sample capacity. The dual view design offers the flexibility of axial view for lowest detection limits and radial view for reduced interference; ideal for complex samples often encountered in environmental research. Full frame imaging produces a picture of a sample and can be a useful qualitative tool in determining sample composition. Detection limits vary by element but are typically in the low to sub-ppb (ug/L) level.

Ion Chromatography - Dionex ICS 2000, Facility:CLAS Goldwater Environmental Laboratory

Thumb The ICS 2000 instrument is configured as a 2 mm system for high-sensitivity (sub-ppb) analysis. It is equipped with a potassium hydroxide eluent generator capable of gradient or stepped analysis and a column heater. These features offer improved peak resolution and sensitivity compared to the ICS 1000 system. Sample filtration via a 0.45 micron pore size filter (or smaller) is required.

Ion Chromatography - Dionex ICS1000, Facility:CLAS Goldwater Environmental Laboratory

Thumb This IC system determines analyte concentrations using chromatography columns and a pulsed electrochemical conductivity detector. It is typically used for automated testing of aqueous solutions. It is capable of measuring a wide variety of ions, given the appropriate eluant and analytical column. Currently, we are able to measure the major anions: Fluoride, Chloride, Bromide, Nitrate, Nitrite, Phosphate, and Sulfate as well as numerous other anions using an AS23 column. It can be reconfigured to analyze cations if required. The autosampler will accommodate up to 66 vials of 5 mL size, 88 vials of 0.5 mL size, or a combination of the two sizes.

Map and information graphics preparation, Facility:Cartography and Information Graphics Lab

Preparation of publication-ready maps as well as information graphics -- charts, graphs and diagrams.

Mechanical Testing, Facility:Computational and Experimental Mechanics Laboratory

Testing to determine properties of materials or systems

Microbalances, Facility:CLAS Goldwater Environmental Laboratory

Thumb Capble of measuring to the microgram range. Typically used in the milligram and sub-milligram range. Two balances available for scheduling.

Microwave Digestion System, Facility:CLAS Goldwater Environmental Laboratory

Thumb This system can be used to digest or extract a wide variety of solid and liquid materials. Common applications include soils, minerals and rocks, sediments, sludges, plant and animal tissues, water, dairy. Commonly used to prepare samples for metals and nutrient (total N, P, S) analysis. Will accomodate 40 samples of 10-20 mL volume (including digestion reagents). See CEM link for methods and application support.

Muffle Furnace - Fisher Isotemp 550, Facility:CLAS Goldwater Environmental Laboratory

Thumb Capable of ambient to 1250 degrees C.

NanoSIMS 50L @ ASU, Facility:NanoSIMS Facility

Thumb The Cameca Ametek NanoSIMS 50L is a unique ion microprobe optimizing SIMS analysis performance at high lateral resolution. It is based on a coaxial optical design of the ion gun and the secondary ion extraction, and on an original magnetic sector mass analyzer with multicollection.

Quadrupole ICP-MS (iCAP Q), Facility:W. M. Keck Foundation Laboratory for Environmental Biogeochemistry

The iCap-Q ICP-MS allows rapid measurement of metals, rare earth elements, and some major element concentrations in a wide variety of sample types and over a large dynamic range.

Siemens D5000 X-Ray Diffractometer, Facility:CLAS X-Ray Diffraction Facility

Thumb The Siemens D5000 X-Ray Diffractometer is used mainly for collecting fast data used in identifying unknown solid powders. Data from this instrument can also be used for determining aggregate particle sizes (domain size) in samples, and many other attributes associated with high quality powder data.

Single Crystal Structure Analysis, Facility:CLAS X-Ray Diffraction Facility

Thumb Working with good quality single crystal material having dimensions of 10 to 500 microns, a structural analysis will provide the bond lengths and angles in the crystalline solid as well as the packing of the material. A low-temperature device is available to cool the crystals in the range of room temperature down to 120K. It has been said that this technique is the ultimate analytical tool.

Spectrophotometers, Facility:Proteomics and Functional Genomics Core Facility

The Core Facility contains a host of spectrophotometers and a plate reader to characterize and quantify proteins, nucleic acids, and other biological molecules. In addition, a nanodrop spectrophotometer is available.

Test Data Analysis, Facility:Computational and Experimental Mechanics Laboratory

Analysis of test data to create components of constitutive model

Thermo Neptune ICP-MS, Facility:W. M. Keck Foundation Laboratory for Environmental Biogeochemistry

Thumb The Thermo Neptune MC-ICP-MS is designed for high-precision isotope ratio analyses of much of the periodic table and has high mass resolution to resolve polyatomic interferences from the analytes of interest.

Thermochemical Elemental Analyzer (TC/EA), Facility:W. M. Keck Foundation Laboratory for Environmental Biogeochemistry

Thumb The TC/EA is coupled to a MAT 253. This instrument has faraday cups for hydrogen so that we can measure both H and O isotope ratios of waters and solids.

Total Organic Carbon / Nitrogen Analysis - Shimadzu TOC-V, Facility:CLAS Goldwater Environmental Laboratory

Thumb The Shimadzu TOC-VC/TN analyzes liquid samples for total carbon (TC), inorganic carbon (IC), total organic carbon (TOC), and non-purgeable organic carbon (NPOC). The TN unit allows for simultaneous TOC and Total Nitrogen (TN) analysis. A known amount of sample is introduced into the instrument and is either combusted (TC, TOC, NPOC) or acidified and purged (IC). Carbon content is measured as CO2 by non-dispersive infrared gas analysis. The TOC-VC combustion analyzer has a measuring range of 1mg C/L to 25,000mg C/L with reproducibility of 1.5% CV. It has a wide range of applications from ultra pure water to highly contaminated water. It is capable of multiple standard level and multiple constituent analyses in a single automated run.

VNMRS 800 MHz NMR, Facility:CLAS Magnetic Resonance Research Center

Thumb The VNMRS 800 MHz spectrometer is capable for liquids, solids, or MRI experiments. The instrument is ideally suited for the study of complex biomolecules.

X-ray Database Workstations, Facility:CLAS X-Ray Diffraction Facility

Thumb The CLAS X-ray Diffraction Facility maintains two identical workstations that have software for analysis of the data acquired within the facility. Software packages include Jade, for identifying powders, determining unit cells and space groups, particle size analysis, etc. TOPAS has recently been installed, which is used for ab initio structure determination and refinement with powder data. The ICDD database is maintained yearly to current releases.

prepFAST MC, Facility:W. M. Keck Foundation Laboratory for Environmental Biogeochemistry

The prepFAST is a fully automated chromatography system that isolates elements of interest from the sample matrix and collects multiple discrete fractions for precise isotopic analysis.

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