Facilities

The center’s researchers have access to facilities in the Colloid and Interfaces Laboratories at Columbia University, including:

  • Atomic force microscope (AFM)
  • Quartz crystal microgravimetry (QCM)
  • Surface plasmon resonance spectroscope (SPR),
  • Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR) spectrophotometer
  • Steady-state and life-time fluorescence spectrophotometers
  • Microcalorimeter
  • Surface area analyzer
  • Scanning electron microscope energy dispersive x ray fluorescence (SEM EDX),
  • Inductively coupled plasma (ICP)
    spectrophotometer
  • UV/visible spectrometer
  • Instrumented flotation machines
  • Particle size analyzer
  • Du Nuoy, Wilhelmy and spinning drop tensiometers
  • High performance liquid chromatograph (HPLC/GPC)
  • Electron spin resonance spectrometer (ESR)
  • Brookfield Viscometer
  • Brookhaven photon correlation spectroscopy (PSC)
  • Analytical balances
  • Analytical ultra centrifuge
  • Dynamic laser scattering equipment
  • Electrochemical equipment
  • Zeta meters

The polymer science laboratories used by the Center include:

  • Modern facilities for polymer synthesis
  • Cesium 137 gamma irradiator
  • Light scattering
  • Differential scanning calorimetry (DSC)
  • FTIR
  • Raman and UV spectrophotometry
  • Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR), ESR and mass spectrometry are situated in the Department of Chemistry.

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