RCA Research Operations

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4310

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The Mx3000P RT-PCR system has a scanning PMT (350-700 nm) and a thermal cycler with a temperature range of 25-95°C at ± 0.25°C variation in sample temperature across a 96-well plate. The Mx3000P is specifically designed to ensure optimal results with multiplex assays using up to four targets in the same sample. In addition, the Mx3000P achieves linearity of amplification over seven orders of magnitude and possess the ability to detect two-fold differences in initial template quantity with 99.7% confidence.

University Tag Number: 
171667
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  • RCA Research Operations
  • James Bahr
Location Description
Research 1 Addition
Room Number: 
1226

Quantum Designs’ Physical Property Measurement System (PPMS) is a general materials characterization platform providing precise temperature control and magnetic field up to 9 Tesla.
The PPMS system comes equipped with a Vibrating Sample Magnetometer (VSM) and features electro-transport property measurements including AC Resistivity, Hall Effect, I-V Curve Tracing, and Critical Current. Magnetometry measurements including AC/DC magnetization and Ultra Low Field (ULF) are capable of being performed on this instrument.
Features
§ Temperature Range: 1.9–350K

University Tag Number: 
173067
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  • RCA Research Operations
  • Aaron Reinholz
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Research II
Room Number: 
150
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High precision arc segment holder with ranges from 0-45° or +/- 22.5° with self-locking controls
Smooth, precise knife stage micrometer drives with marked increments of 0.5 and 5.0 microns
Digital approach with user selectable increments, for novice and advanced users alike.
Bright, wide angle stereomicroscope with 3X zoom, range from 10.08X to 64X with 16X eyepieces

University Tag Number: 
173263
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  • RCA Research Operations
  • Scott Payne
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USDA NCSL Lab
Room Number: 
112

The E4 is the latest generation system from Q-Sense and includes 4 sensors that can be used in any serial or parallel configuration to suit a variety of experimental designs. New software and electronics allow measurement data from all four sensors to be acquired within a second with preserved sensitivity. 4-sensor chamber allows higher throughput and makes reproducibility easier. Flow measurements. Chamber specifically designed for controlled flow measurements. Electrochemistry cell (optional) enables combined electrochemistry QCM-D measurements. Easy cleaning.

University Tag Number: 
173229
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  • RCA Research Operations
  • James Bahr
Location Description
Research I Addition
Room Number: 
1226

TA Instruments’ Q800 DMA, based on a combined motor and transducer design, uses advanced, non-contact, linear motors to control stress and measure strain with a highly sensitive optical encoder. Dynamic Mechanical Analysis (DMA) is a technique used to measure the mechanical properties of a wide range of materials. DMA works primarily in the viscoelastic range of a material and is therefore more sensitive to structure than a typical tensile test. With its unique design, the Q800 is also ideal for high-stiffness applications including composites.

University Tag Number: 
171770
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  • RCA Research Operations
  • Greg Strommen
Location Description
Research I Addition
Room Number: 
1132

The Recharge Center’s Quantachrome Autosorb-1 gas sorption system is available for use. Volume-pressure data measured by the system is converted by the software into BET surface area (single and/or multipoint), Langmuir surface area, adsorption and/or desorption isotherms, pore size and surface area distributions, micropore volume and surface area. The system operates by measuring the quantity of gas adsorbed onto or desorbed from a solid surface at some equilibrium vapor pressure by the static volumetric method.

University Tag Number: 
181584
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  • RCA Research Operations
  • Greg Strommen
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Research 1A
Room Number: 
1132

QUV Ultraviolet/Solar Eye

Q-Lab’s QUltraviolet/Solar Eye (QUV/SE) uses fluorescent UV lamps to reproduce months or years worth of damaging effects of sunlight and dew in only a few days or weeks.

The QUV/SE features a Solar Eye Irradiance Controller that continually monitors and maintains a desired level of irradiance for precise control of UV light intensity assuring reproducible test results. The QUV/SE can produce cycles of wetness alternating with UV to create a situation similar to nature.

University Tag Number: 
173177
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  • RCA Research Operations
  • James Bahr
Location Description
Research 1A
Room Number: 
1124

Symyx Rapid Gel Permeation Chromatography (GPC)TM is a high throughput method for characterizing polymer molecular weight and molecular weight distribution. This system includes a sample preparation system that is used to dilute the polymer samples and inject the samples into the GPC system. The sample preparation system has heated liquid dispensing pipettes for handling viscous polymers. The GPC system uses high-speed columns and an evaporative light scattering detector. Samples can be analyzed in as little as 10 minutes.

University Tag Number: 
171665
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  • RCA Research Operations
  • James Bahr
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Research I Addition
Room Number: 
1226

Tektronix RSA3408B Real-Time Spectrum Analyzer Frequency Range: DC to 8 GHz Frequency Range
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University Tag Number: 
178565
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  • RCA Research Operations
  • Aaron Reinholz
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Research II
Room Number: 
120
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The E4991A RF impedance/material analyzer offers ultimate impedance measurement performance and powerful built in analysis function. It will provide innovations in R&D of components and circuit designers who evaluate components in the range of 3 GHz. The E4991A uses an RF-IV technique, as opposed to the reflection measurement technique, for more accurate impedance measurement over wide impedance range. Basic impedance accuracy is +/-0.8%. High Q accuracy enables low-loss component analysis. The internal synthesizer sweeps frequency from 1 MHz to 3 GHz with 1 mHz resolution.

University Tag Number: 
173190
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  • RCA Research Operations
  • Aaron Reinholz
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Research II
Room Number: 
112