Boise State University

Instrumentation & Equipment

Boise State and the Center for Advanced Energy Studies (CAES) are home to a broad range of instrumentation and equipment. If you have an need that requires a certain piece of equipment, you may find it in the searchable database below. Search terms include:

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    Please contact Dick Sevier for more information on how to access instrumentation and equipment at Boise State or for assistance on instruments or equipment not shown.

AssetMfr and ModelApplicationField
Dual mixer/millSpex Sample Prep 8000DSample prepMaterials Analysis
Continuous flow isotope ratio mass spectrometerThermo Fisher Delta V Plus ConFlo IV/EA, TC/EA and GasBench IIHydrolology, soils, carbon cycle, forensics, climate change.Geosciences, biology, forensics
Cavity Ring-Down Spectroscopic Liquid Water Isotope AnalyzerLos Gatos Research Los Gatos Research 908-0008Hydrolology, soils, carbon cycle, forensics, climate change.Geosciences, biology, forensics
Orbital grinding millSample prepMineral analysis
Geode moduleGeometrics 24-ChannelUltra light and portable seismograph.Mineral analysis
Section machineHillquistSample prepMineral analysis
Quadrupole ion coupled plasma-mass spectrometer (ICP - MS)ThermoElectron X-Series IIElemental analysis, metal speciation, protein and biomolecular analysisMaterials analysis, geosciences, biology
Laser ablation systemNew Wave Research UP213Analysis of geologic materials, pressed powers, ceramics,Materials analysis, geosciences, biology
Vertical laminar flow hoodAirClean Systems Inc. AC32TLFCSample preparationMaterials analysis, geosciences, biology
N/Protein analyzerThermo Fisher Scientific FlashEA 1112Quantification of carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, sulfur, and oxygen in a substance by combusting it completely.Materials analysis, geosciences, biology
Petrographic microscope with cameraOlympus Imaging AmericaHigh resolution camera attachment allows for better display of samples.Material Analysis
Swift automatic point counter
Stereo zoom microscopeMeiji Techno America NikonLow magnification microscope that reflects light off the sample for a 3 dimensional visualization of the sample.Material Analysis
Stereo microscopeLeica Microsystems M80Stereo microscope featuring a wide field of view, detailed imaging, and high resolutionMaterial Analysis
Precision workstationDell T3600 Qty 3High performance computer station.Data Processing
Vacuum pumpEdwards Limited NXDS101High speed, low noise gas vapor pump.Lab Work
Dual pulse weldersMiyachi Unitek Corporation 125DPPrecision resistance spot welder.Lab Work
Recirculating chillerProvides precise control over the temperature a sample or material is cooled at.Sample Storage
Dry vacuum pumpPowerful vacuum pump that doesn't require fluids to operate.Lab Work
LaminarFlow workstationLM Air Technology 430-TSSealed workstation for prevention of dangerous gases or materials from escaping into the air while being used.Volatile Material Analysis
Uninterruptable Power System (UPS)Provides continuous power in the event of the primary power source failing.Power
Multicollector Thermal Ionization Mass Spectrometer (TIMS)IsotopX Ltd. IsoprobeT Qty 2Multi-Collector Thermal Ionization Mass Spectrometer for determining precise isotopic ratios of samples.Material Analysis
Dry scroll pumpEdwards Limited XDS10 Qty 2A powerful vacuum pump with the bearings very well isolated and sealed against gasses.Lab Work
Dry scroll pumpEdwards Limited nXDS10iHigh speed, low noise, and low power consumption pump able to pump a variety of vapors.Lab Work
Thermal Ionization Mass Spectrometer (TIMS)IsotopX Ltd. PhoenixHigh precision Thermal Ionization Mass Spectrometer (TIMS).Material Analysis
Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM)Jeol JSM-T304 with BSEProduces images of a sample by scanning it with a focused beam of electrons.Materials characterization, geosciences
Vacuum evaporatorEffaSample preparationMaterials characterization, geosciences
Cathodoluminescence (CL) imaging systemGatan MiniCL, Qty 2Used with scanning electron microscopes in generating imagery of specimen.Materials characterization, geosciences
X-SIS imaging systemSEMTech Solutions, Qty 2Data analysis for SEMMaterials characterization, geosciences
Coating apparatusSamsputter 2ASample preparationMaterials characterization, geosciences
Rock sectioning machineLogitech CL30Sample prepGeosciences
Magnetic barrier lab separatorFrantzSeparates materials according to their magnetic propertiesGeosciences, materials Analysis
Zoom stereo microscopeMeiji Techno America3D imaging of sampleGeosciences, materials Analysis
Ultrasonic microprocessMX2810D
Wafering sawBuehler IsoMetSample prepGeosciences, materials Analysis
Rotary evaporatorBUCHI Corporation R 114Sample prepGeosciences, materials Analysis
Braum pulverizerUd 3HpSample prepMineral analysis
Mineral water tableThermodyneMaterial separation by densityMineral analysis
Braun jaw crusherChipmunk Lc-36Sample prepMineral analysis
Orbital grinding millSample prepMineral analysis
Geode moduleGeometrics 24-ChannelUltra light and portable seismograph.Mineral analysis
Section machineHillquistSample prepMineral analysis
Microscope w/ cameraNikon Optiphot 66, Qty 2Microscopic inspection and photography of materialsMaterials characterization
Single wheel grinderSample preparationMaterials characterization
Load frameUnited SFM-30Computer inclusive electromechanical testing systemMaterials characterization
Load frameInstron 5542Computer inclusive electromechanical testing systemMaterials characterization
Personal mastercyclerEppendorf North America MastercyclerAmplification of DNA with regulated temperatureLife sciences
BiophotometerEppendorf North America BiophotometerCalculates purity of substance with light wavesLife sciences
MacroVueHoefer 03-500-309 MacroVueVisualization of target DNA and proteinsLife sciences
Low speed precision sawAllied High Tech Products Tech Cut 4Sample preparationMaterials characterization
3-Point fixture extensometerMeasurement of material deformationMaterials characterization
Scanning electron microscopeJEOL JCM-5000 NeoscopeExamination of material in the nano-scaleMaterials characterization
Inverted microscopeMICROS MCX 1700, Qty 6Observation of thicker, living cells in various lightings.Materials characterization
Dynamic test systemMTS Systems Corporation Bionix Servohydraulic Test SystemCharacterization of biomedical materials components propertiesMaterials characterization
Thermal cyclerEppendorf North America MastercyclerAmplification of DNA with regulated temperatureLife sciences
Scanning probe microscopeDigital Instruments D5000Topographicallly maps material on the nanoscaleMaterials characterization
BLACK-comet spectrometerStellarNet CXR-SR-50Analysis of materials by their light wavelength intensitySpectroscopy
Grinding machineStruers LaboPol-5, Qty 2Sample preparationMaterials characterization
Benchtop X-ray diffractometer (XRD) instrumentRigaku MiniFlex 600Analysis of polycrystalline materialsMaterials characterization, mineralogy
Precision ion polishing system (PIPS)Gatan 691 with cameraThinning and/or polishing of samples for transmission electron microscopy (TEM) analysisMaterials characterization
Glass knife maker (GKM)Boeckeler Instruments, GKMConsistent creation of precision glass bladesMaterials characterization
DimplerDimpler D500iPerforms controlled dimplings on specimen samplesMaterials science
Inverted optical microscopeBuehler Versamet 3Quick viewing, comparing, and photographing of specimens in various lightingsOptical analysis
UltramicrotomeLecia EM UC6, Qty 2Creates ultra-thin sections of materialsMaterials characterization
X-ray diffractometerBruker AXS D8 DiscoverUtilizes X-ray scattering to generate an image of the examined materialMaterials characterization
Carbon evaporatorEmitech K950XApplies a carbon film to materialMaterials characterization
TEM Ion SlicerJEOL EM-09100ISPrepares an ultra thin section of a larger material specimenMaterials characterization
Materials MicroscopeLeica DM6000 MHigh magnification microscope with multiple transmitted light contrast methods availableMaterials characterization
ASTAR systemnanoMEGAS ASTAR systemOrientation and strain mapping analysis with Transmission Electron Microscope (TEM)Materials characterization
ElectropolisherFischione Model 110Performs electrolytic thinning of material for transmission electron microscopy (TEM)Materials characterization
SD spectrometer systemBruker Tracer 3 SDHandheld device for analyzing a materials compositionMaterials characterization
Dimple grinderGatan Model 656Mechanically pre-thins samples to near electron transparencyMaterials characterization
Transmission electron microscope (TEM)JEOL JEM-2100 HRElectron microscope able to provide atomic level resolution.Materials characterization
Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM)Hitachi S-3400NResolution to 3-4 nm. Can determine elemental composition of samples with EDS module.Materials characterization
DilatometerNetzch DIL 402CThermal expansion measurementMaterials characterization
Gas Chromatograph - Mass Spectrometer (GC-MS)Shimadzu GC-2010S Chemical analysisChemistry, Life Sciences
High Temperature FurnaceThermal Technology 1000-4560-FP20Materials processingMaterials characterization
Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectrometer (ICP-MS)ICAP QCElemental analysis, metal speciation, protein and biomolecular analysisMaterials analysis, geosciences, biology
Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectrometer (ICP-MS)Agilent 7900 Elemental analysis, metal speciation, protein and biomolecular analysisMaterials analysis, geosciences, biology
Inductively Coupled Plasma-Optical Emission Spectrometer (ICP-OES)ICAP 6500Elemental analysis, metal speciation, protein and biomolecular analysisMaterials characterization
SpectrophotometerThermoScientific Spectronic 200Materials characterization, chemistry, biochemistry, molecular biology, forensicsMaterials characterization
Thermomechanical Analyzer (TMA)Netsch TMA 402 F1Analysis of mechanical properties across temperature changeMaterials characterization
X-Ray FluorescenceElemental analysisMaterials characterization
Total Organic Analyzer / Total Nitrogen Analyzer (TOC / TN)Shimadzu TOC-VCSHOrganic analysesLife sciences
Gas Chromatograph - Mass Spectrometer (GC-MS) with Flame Ion Detector (FID) and Thermal Conductivity Detector (TCD)Shimadzu GC-2010 Organic analysesMaterials analysis, chemical analysis, forensics, food science
Sectioning sawAllied High Tech Products TechCut 4 Low Speed SawSample prepMaterials characterization
Portable moisture analyzerAMETEK Inc. 303B, qty 2Materials characterization
Atomic Absorption SpectrometerThermo Elemental Solar AAS with graphite furnace and cold vapor capabilities
AutoclaveHarvey Sterile Max Steam Sterilizer
Bomb CalorimeterParr plain jacket oxygen
BSLII Cell Culture HoodsNuaire Cell Culture Hood (2)
Capacitance ManometersMSK 127A-head PDR-C-2C, digital readout (2)
Cell DisrupterMisonix Sonicator 3000
Cell DisrupterHeat Systems Sonicator Ultrasonic Processor
Chromatography RefrigeratorFisher Isotemp (2)
CO2 IncubatorNuaire DHD Autoflow CO2 Air-Jacketed Incubator
Electron Paramagnetic SpectrometerBruker ESP 380E CW Pulsed Electron Paramagnetic Spectrometer
Field Flow FractionationFlow, Thermal, and Electrical
Gas ChromatographHewlett-Packard 5890 (3)
Gas ChromatographHewlett-Packard 5730A
Gas ChromatographThermo Finnigan TRACE T GC Ultra with AS 3000 II autosampler
Glove BoxMbraun Unilab Glove Box
Imagining SystemUVP Multidocit Imaging System
Incubator ShakerNew Brunswick Scientific C24 Incubator Shaker
Incubator ShakerLab-Line Orbit Environ-Shaker
Infrared (IR) SpectrometerGalaxy series model 6020 FTIR
Infrared (IR) SpectrometerPrecision Analytical RFX-40 FTIR
Infrared (IR) SpectrometerThermo Nicolet Nexus 670 FTIR E.S.P.
Infrared (IR) SpectrometerPerkinElmer Spectrum 100 KBr DTGS Instruments with a 1 bounce Di/ZnSe Universal Attenuated Total Reflectance accessory with ATR device
IR Spectrometer Modules for the Thermo Nicolet Nexus 670 FTIRThermo Nicolet FT-RAMAN Module
IR Spectrometer Modules for the Thermo Nicolet Nexus 670 FTIRThermo Spectra-Tech Continuum IR Microscope
LaserSpectra-Physics femtosecond system
LaserNitrogen PTI PPL 2300 and dye PTI PL201 with A/D interface
LaserOptic table and Support CO2 Tac II model 215G
LaserCalibration peripherals
Light ScatteringWyatt Dawn DSP Multi-Angle Light Scattering
Light ScatteringPrecision Dynamic Light Scattering
Light ScatteringWyatt MiniDawn
Liquid ChromatographAgilent 1100 Series with auto-sampler, quad-gradient elution pump, degas module fluorescence and UV/Vis photodiode array detectors
Liquid ChromatographDionex Ion Chromatograph with Dionex gradient elution pumps (2), Dionex SRS controllers (2), Dionex Conductivity detectors (2), and an eluent degas module
Mass SpectrometerHewlett-Packard Model G1800A GCD system
Mass SpectrometerFinnigan 3200 GC/MS
Mass SpectrometerThermo Fisher Trace GC Ultra with ITQ 900 MS detector
MicrocalorimeterMicrocal VP-ITC Microcalorimeter
Microplate ReaderVarian Cary 50 MPR
Microplate ReaderMillipore Cytofluor 2350
Microplate ReaderBioTek Synergy HT
Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectrometer (NMR)Bruker IPSO 300 MHz NMR
Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectrometer (NMR)Bruker AVANCE III 600 MHz NMR Spectrometer with liquids (BBO, TXI, and TCI cryoprobe) and solids (4mm MAS) probes
Polargraphic AnalyzerEG&G Princeton Applied Research Model 384D
Polargraphic AnalyzerECO Inc. components
PolarimeterJasco P-2000
Potentiostats / GalvanostatSolartron 1280B Electrochemical Workstation
Potentiostats / GalvanostatEG&G PAR model 263
Potentiostats / GalvanostatEG&G PAR model 273A
Refrigerated CentrifugeSorvall Evolution RC with SLA-3000 & SS34 rotors
Refrigerated CentrifugeBeckman L8-70M Ultracentrifuge with Type 45 Ti and SW 28 rotors
Solvent purification systemCustom built in-house and is used for CH3CN, THF, CH2Cl2, and ether
SpectrofluorometerVarian Cary Eclipse with PCB 150 water Peltier system
SpectrofluorometerOlis DM 45 with UV/Vis Capability
Speed-vac Concentrator/Vacuum SystemSavant SC110A/UVS400
Stopped-Flow MixerOlis USA Stopped-Flow
Surface analyzerTMA QuikScan multiangle laser light scattering (MALLS)
ThermocyclerMJ Research Minicycler
Ultra-low Temperature FreezerIsotemp Basic -80°C Ultra-low
Ultra-low Temperature FreezerRevco Ultima II -80°C
UV / VIS SpectrophotometerHewlett-Packard Model 8453 diode array
UV / VIS SpectrophotometerVarian Cary 100 Bio (2)
UV / VIS SpectrophotometerVarian Cary 50 Bio (2)
UV / VIS SpectrophotometerPerkin Elmer Lamba 35
Vacuum Vapor Deposition SystemPelco model PAC-1 Advanced Coater