University of Alaska Fairbanks Environmental Chemistry Programs

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry has a great deal of instrumentation that is shared among department members with free access. These departmental instruments include:

Capillary Electrophoresis
Fourier Transfer Infrared (FTIR): Nicolet MagnaIR 560
UV-Visible and Fluorescence spectrometers
Circular Dichroism spectrometer
300 MHz NMR: Varian
GC-MS (Quadrupole): Agilent 5890
GC-MS (Ion Trap): Finnegan GCQ+
GC-FID: Agilent 6890
Flame Atomic Absorbance: Perkin Elmer
Ion Chromatograph: Dionex ICS-2000
Portable X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF)

The Advanced Instrumentation Laboratory (AIL), which is affiliated with the Geology and Geophysics department in addition to the Chemistry and Biochemistry Department has many additional analytical tools that we use for Environmental Research. These include:

Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometer (ICP-MS)
X-ray diffraction (XRD)
X-ray fluorescence (XRF)
Fourier Transform InfraRed microscope (FTIR-microscope)
Atomic Force Microscope (AFM)
Transmission Electron Microscope (TEM)
Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM)
microwave digestion apparatus
electron microprobe

The Water and Energy Research Center (WERC) at UAF also includes many instruments for water and isotopic analysis. See their website for details on these instruments.

If you have immediate questions, please contact one of the program coordinators.

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