X-Ray Crystallography Facility

The purpose of the X-Ray Crystallography Facility is to structurally characterize single-crystal samples of organic, inorganic, and organometallic compounds using x-ray diffraction. The modern equipment provides researchers the ability to conduct rapid structural analysis. X-ray diffraction is often employed as the primary means of characterizing complex structures. Students, post-docs, and professors are encouraged to conduct…

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W.M. Keck Carbon Cycle Accelerator Mass Spectrometer

The UC Irvine Keck-CCAMS facility was set up in 2002 with a $2M grant from the W.M.Keck Foundation and matching funds from UC Irvine. The facility consists of three elements: A compact AMS particle accelerator from National Electrostatics Corporation (NEC 0.5MV 1.5SDH-2 AMS system) for measuring radiocarbon (on left). A dedicated companion instrument (Finnegan Delta…

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Center for Isotope Tracers in Earth Science (CITIES)

The UC Irvine Center for Isotope Tracers in Earth Science (CITIES) facility in the School of Physical Sciences houses a range of sophisticated analytical instrumentation. This includes four stable isotope mass spectrometers (IRMS), capable of measuring air, water, soil, plant, and rock samples, and a new High-Resolution Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometer (HR-ICP-MS) that is…

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UCI High-end Mass Spectrometry Facility

The UCI High-End Mass Spectrometry Facility’s goal is to bring emerging mass spectrometric technologies to UC Irvine and provide proteomic analysis for clients interested in focused and proteome-wide protein expression, identification, quantification, and structural interrogation of proteins and protein complexes. Established in 2018 in conjunction with the UCI School of Medicine and as part of…

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Nuclear Reactor

The primary function of the reactor is to support the educational programs at UCI. Courses in Radioisotope Techniques, Nuclear and Radiochemistry, and Nuclear Reactor Fundamentals are offered in the chemistry department’s elective curriculum. Some services of the reactor and radiochemistry analysis equipment are also available to other educational institutions for class use free of charge…

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Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy Facility

The Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy Facility provides a non-destructive analytical technique to many research groups in the department and outside. NMR is primarily used for structural elucidation of organic and inorganic compounds. The facility is equipped with four Bruker Avance spectrometers: one 600 MHz, two 500 MHz, and one 400 MHz. One of the 500…

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Mass Spectrometry Facility

The Mass Spectrometry Facility of the Department of Chemistry provides analytical services on a wide variety of mass spec platforms. Open Access is granted to registered users for many of these instruments. MS Facility Staff provide additional support and guidance for more complex methologies, instrumentation and data analysis.

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Irvine Materials Research Institute (IMRI)

IMRI operates numerous open-access user facilities for the characterization of inorganic, organic, and biological materials and devices ranging from sub-Å to macroscopic length scales – available to all university, industry, and non-profit researchers. It offers advanced techniques and services including structural and chemical characterization in different length scales, 3D imaging, surface analysis, physical property measurements,…

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BioMolecular Spectroscopy Facility

Featuring an 800 MHz NMR, EPR and Biacore SPR The 800 MHz NMR spectrometer (1394 Natural Sciences I) can detect proton, carbon and nitrogen signals and is equipped with hardware optimized for biomolecular applications. The Biacore 300 instrument (1304 Natural Sciences I) can measure docking interactions and binding affinity between biomolecules.

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