The state-of-the-art analytical research facilities at CBC provide measurement and analysis services in the fields of NMR, EPR, surface analysis, photoelectron spectroscopy, X-ray diffraction, and nanoscale materials imaging and characterization. The facilities are staffed with experts in their respective fields and available for independent use by trained customers. Our electronic, mechanical, and glassblowing units are staffed with the expert personnel and are equipped to enable the design, construction, and repair of the most advanced scientific instruments. All units are open to UArizona researchers and external customers.
The Electronics Facility is committed to supporting the research community with troubleshooting, repair and new designs for electronic instrumentation, equipment and experiments.
The Glassblowing Facility focuses on design and fabrication of specialized scientific glassware as well as repairs and modifications of existing glassware.
The Machine Shop is a full-service precision machine shop specializing in the design and construction of custom mechanical equipment for scientific research and teaching.
Electron Paramagnetic Resonance Facility
The Electron Paramagnetic Resonance (EPR) Facility studies paramagnetic centers by continuous wave and pulsed EPR techniques to obtain information on electronic, chemical, and geometric molecular structures.
The unique capabilities of the Electron Photoemission Spectroscopy and Imaging Laboratory for Observation at the Nanoscale (EPSILON) Facility enable quantification and measurement of chemical composition, electronic structure and band structure of thin-films for interfaces and solids.
Keck Nano-Scale Imaging
The W.M. Keck Center for Nano-Scale Imaging is focused on materials characterization and imaging. The center houses fluorescence microscopes, atomic force microscopes, scanning electron microscope, and spectroscopic materials characterization instrumentation.
The Laboratory for Electron Spectroscopy and Surface Analysis (LESSA) Facility houses a Kratos Axis 165 Ultra X-Ray photoelectron spectrometer and thin-film deposition chambers to support thin-film design, growth and analysis research.
Molecular Structures Core
The Molecular Structures Core (MSC) enables researchers to determine the structures and dynamics, or motions, of large biomolecules such as proteins and DNA to understand how they interact with each other and with small molecules such as drugs.
Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Facility
The Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) Facility includes four superconducting pulsed Fourier-transform NMR instruments with proton frequencies of 600, 500, 500 and 400 MHz for characterization of organic molecules in solution.
X-Ray Diffraction Facility
The X-Ray Diffraction (XRD) Facility performs small molecule structural determination and powder or thin-film diffraction analysis.
The CBC department has a variety of instruments that are available to CBC department members and some collaborators.
Storeroom, Buildings, Maintenance and Shipping
The Storeroom offers a large inventory of chemical and hardware items that are for sale within the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. The Storeroom also handles coordination of building issues, building maintenance, departmental shipping and receiving.
Brooke Beam Massani, Ph.D.
Director of Research Support Services