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Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) Spectroscopy Laboratory

The High-Field NMR Facility at the University of Massachusetts Amherst is an interdepartmental facility, open to researchers of the Five Colleges Consortium (UMass Amherst, Smith, Mt. Holyoke, Amherst and Hampshire Colleges) and surrounding industries. It supports research programs of twenty groups in the areas of chemical synthesis, polymer chemistry, materials science, and natural products.

Contact: 

Weiguo Hu

Location: 

LGRT

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All NMRs are equipped with a sample changer, pulsed field gradients, and multinuclear probes and can meet the needs of almost any routine use

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Public

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Nanomechanical Test System

The Hysitron Triboindenter system is a state of the art Nanomechanical Test system purchased very recently with the support of NSF-IGERT and the NSF Center for Hierarchical Manufacturing.

Department(s): 

Polymer Science and Engineering
Shared Resource

College/Unit: 

Natural Sciences and Mathematics

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The applications of the TriboIndenter include:

Availability: 

Public

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Electron Microscopy Laboratory, Keck

W.M. Keck Electron Microscopy Laboratory is a part of the Materials Research Science and Engineering Center and the Silvio O. Conte National Center for Polymer Research at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. It is equipped with several transmission electron microscopes, scanning electron microscopes and related sample preparation equipment for the use of the UMass community as well as people from outside the University.

Department(s): 

Physics
Polymer Science and Engineering
Shared Resource

College/Unit: 

Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Contact: 

Alexander E. Ribbe

Location: 

Silvio O. Conte National Center for Polymer Research, Rooms B 161 - B 171

Resources: 

100kV transmission electron microscope (JEOL 100CX), sample preparation equipment

Availability: 

Public

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Electron Paramagnetic Resonance Facility

In 2005, the Chemistry Department at UMass-Amherst received a major NSF-CRIF grant that enabled the purchase of a Bruker Elexsys E-500 electron spin resonance system to replace its aging ESP-300E X-band spectrometer.

Department(s): 

Chemistry
Shared Resource

College/Unit: 

Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Contact: 

Paul Lahti

Location: 

LGRT

Resources: 

It has both X-band (9.5 GHz) and Q-band (34 GHz) capability over 0-12000 gauss, with variable temperature attachments allowing X-band measurements from 4.2-475 K, and Q-band from 4.2-300 K. Several types of cavities are available (although ENDOR at present is not available), including one that allows X-band and Q-band in situ photolysis capability.

Availability: 

Public

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