Undergraduate Instrumentation Center


Available Instruments

The Undergraduate Instrumentation Center (UIC) is equipped with a wide variety of instrumentation for chemical analysis including NMR, chromatography, and spectroscopy.


Bruker 300 MHz
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Gas Chromatography

Agilent 7820 GC with 50 place sample changer
Varian CP-3800 with FID Detector
Thermo Scientific Focus GC/PolarisQ MS

Liquid Chromatography

Agilent 1260 HPLC with RI Detector and sample changer – Normal Phase
Agilent 1100 HPLC with UV Detector and sample changer – Reverse Phase
Agilent 7820A GC with FId and 50-capacity automated sampler
Waters HPLC with UV or RI Detector
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UV-VIS Spectroscopy

Shimadzu 2501 UV-VIS
HP 8452 UV-VIS


Shimadzu RF-5301PC Fluorimeter

Atomic Absorption

Perkin Elmer Model 3100 AAS (Atomic Adsorption Spectrophotometer)

Infrared Spectroscopy (FT-IR)

Thermo Nicolet Avatar 380 FT-IR
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Other Instruments

Carl Zeiss Scanning Electron Microscope with Xray Detection System
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RIF Links
Research Uses
User Guides

What is Gas Chromatography?

Gas Chromatography, or GC, is a separation of compounds in the gas phase based on the same types of interactions as in HPLC. Only volatile organic compounds can be used. Compounds are separated due to differences in their ability to partition, or transfer between the stationary and mobile phase. Usually this partition is based on polarity when doing GC analysis. The analysis is done at high temperature, usually 5-10oC higher than the highest boiling point in the mixture.

Gas Chromatography Links

Waters Mass Spectrometry Primer


Gas Chromatography Links

AA & AE Links

AA (Atomic Absorption) & AE (Atomic Emission) Theory

FT-IR Links

IR Theory and Tutorials IR Stretch Identification

About Us

The Undergraduate Instrumentation Center (UIC) is located in room 313 of Hamilton Hall. The lab houses a wide variety of analytical instrumentation that is primarily used by undergraduate students for both classroom labs and research projects. Graduate students may also utilize these instruments, but undergraduate labs and research projects get first priority.


Facility Staff

Dr. Martha Morton

Martha Morton, Ph.D.

Director of Research Instrumentation

(402) 472-6255
834 Hamilton Hall
Thomas Smith

Thomas Smith

Assistant Director of Research Instrumentation

(402) 472-3797
832/313A Hamilton Hall