AMSEC possesses a wide array of instrumentation. Internal users can access this at no charge while external users follow our fee list (available on request). We also work with other departments on campus allowing us to have access to many instruments at the university. The current list of instrumentation is shown below with links to their information where available. Please contact the lab manager for more information on testing or other instrumentation we have access to.


Gas Chromatography (GC)
Equipment Home Department
Varian 3800 GC + 8200 Autosampler-50 spot Chemistry
Varian 3900 GC + 8400 Autosampler Chemistry
Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry (GC-MS)
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Varian CP3800 GC with Saturn 2000 Ion Trap MS SciTech
Agilent 6890-5973 GC/MS with 100 spot autosampler SciTech
High-Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC)
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Agilent 1100 Series pump and autosampler w/ 1260 Infinity series multiple wavelength UV-VIS detector and refractive index detector SciTech
Varian 240 Prostar w/ programmable UV-VIS detector and Waters 432 conductivity detector SciTech
Varian 2x210 ProStar HPLC Dual Pump w/330 UV-Vis and 350 refractive index detectors Chemistry
Liquid Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry (LC-MS)
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Applied Biosystems API 2000 Triple Quadrupole SciTech
Gel Permeation Chromatography (GPC)
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Malvern CP3800 GC with Low Angle & Right Angle (LALS and RALS) and Refractive Index(RI) SciTech


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Rigaku MiniFlex 6G XRD with Cu Source, Silicon Strip Detector, and 8-position autosampler AMSEC
Rigaku XtaLAB Single Crystal XRD with Cu and Mo sources Chemistry


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Agilent 7500ce Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectrometer (ICP-MS) AMSEC
New Wave Research UP-213AS Laser Ablation (LA) Accessory AMSEC
Surface Physics M-Probe ESCA X-ray Photoelectron Spectrometer (XPS) with Al Monochromatic Sourceo AMSEC
SPECS Sage 100 X-ray Photoelectron Spectrometer (XPS) with Al and Mg Achromatic Source Chemistry
Flame Atomic Absorption Spectrometer (FAAS) SciTech
Graphite Furnace Atomic Absorption Spectrometer (GFAA) SciTech


All equipment in this section belongs to Engineering and Design.

Electrical Engineering

  • Meters
  • Mixed Signal Oscilloscope
  • Power Supply
  • Function Generator
  • Solderless Breadboard
  • Programmable Time/Counter
  • LabVolt Workstations
  • SCARA Robot Arm
  • Circuit Board Mill
  • Spectrum Analyzer

Manufacturing Engineering

  • Manual Mills
  • Manual Lathes
  • CNC Mills
  • CNC Lathes
  • Displacement & Force Acquisition Press
  • Vertical Bandsaws
  • Abrasive Waterjet
  • Rotary Head Die Sinker
  • Radial Drill Press
  • Oxyacetylene Torches
  • TIG/MIG/GTAW Arc Welders
  • Plasma Cutting Torches
  • Crucible Furnace
  • Rotary Abrasive Disk Saw

Material Characterization

  • Hardness Tester
  • Torque Rheometer
  • Moisture Analysis Unit
  • Viscometer
  • Impact Specimen Notcher
  • Universal Test Machine
  • Surface Profilometer


  • Optical Comparators
  • FARO Arm with Laser Scanning
  • Coordinate Measuring Machine
  • Robot Assembly with Machine Vision
  • Machine Vision System
  • Tri-Power Supply
  • Curve Tracers
  • Resistance Box

Plastics and Composites

  • Injection Molding
  • Vacuum Thermoforming
  • Extruding
  • Rotational Molding
  • Blow Molding
  • Compression Molding
  • Reaction Injection Molding
  • Autoclave
  • Vacuum Ovens
  • Pneumatic Ski Press
  • Braider
  • Filament Winder
  • Walk-in Freezer
  • Accelerated Weathering Unit
Equipment Home Department
Bruker Bioscope Catalyst Atomic Force Microscope (AFM) AMSEC
Olympus SZX16 Research Stereomicroscope-Optical Microscope AMSEC
Vega TS 5136MM w/ EDAX Energy Dispersive X-ray analysis (EDX) , retractable backscatter detector(BSE), and Gatan Chroma CL (cathode luminescence detector) Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) SciTech
JEOL JSM-7200F Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) w/ Oxford energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDX), retractable backscatter detector, and Deben HAADF Annular SEM STEM detector SciTech


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Denton Explorer 14 (High Vacuum Deposition System) AMSEC
SPS Spin 150 Spin Coater AMSEC
PowerTomePC Ultramicrotome with cryo SciTech
Quorum Technologies E3000 Series Critical Point Dryer (CPD) SciTech
Sorvall RC6T Superspeed Centrifuge Chemistry
Sorvall Lynx 4000 Super Chemistry
CEM Discover LabMate Research Scale Microwave Synthesizer with 24 spot autosampler Chemistry


All equipment in this section belongs to the Chemistry Department.

  • Bruker Avance III 500 MHz NMR
  • Thermo iS10 FT-IR with ATR accessory
  • Thermo 6700 w/ DGTS KBR and MCT-A Detectors
  • Jasco V670 w/6-cell peltier controller and diffuse reflectance
  • Thermo Evolution 200 w/ peltier 8-cell controller
  • OLIS DSM-10 CD Spectrometer w/ titrator, stopped flow, and thermal module
  • PTI Fluorometer with temperature control
Equipment Home Department
Mettler Toledo RE40 Refractometer SciTech
Packard 1900 CA Tri-Carb Liquid Scintillation Counter (LSC) SciTech
Biolin Scientific Attension Theta-Tensiometer, Contact Angle Measurement Instrument Chemistry
Beckman Coulter DeltaNano HC Dynamic Light Scattering (DLS), Particle Size Analyzer Chemistry
Rudolph Digital -Digital Polarimeter Chemistry
Micrometrics ASAP 2020 Surface Area/Porosimeter/Chemisorption Chemistry
Pine Wavenow Potentiostat Chemistry