Facilities & Equipment
The Department of Chemistry is housed in the Chemistry, Astronomy and Physics building, better known as the CAP building. It's one of the newer buildings on the Appalachian State campus and is also home to the Physics and Astronomy Department and the Computer Science Department.
Laboratories in the A.R. Smith Department of Chemistry are equipped with modern instrumentation which is used regularly by faculty and students. We also provide services to research and industry partners.
Below are pictures of some of our labs and equipment:
|CAP 426 - Polymer lab||CAP 450 - Research lab (organic)||CAP 428 - Separations lab|
|Bruker Vector 22 IR spectrophotometer||Agilent 6850 Series II Gas Chromatographer with autosampler w/ 27 sample carousel and headspace sample introduction with autosampler||Thermo Scientific Nicolet 550 Magna FT-IR|
|Perkin Elmer 2100 Flame Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer (Flame AAS)||Varian 710 ES Inductively Coupled Plasma Optical Emission Spectrophotometer (ICP-OES)||Fluorescence Spectroscopy, Horiba Jobin Yvon FluoroMax-4|
|Bioanalytical Systems (BAS 100B) Electrochemical analyzer||Thermo Scientific Nicolet 6700 FT-IR||Agilent 6890 GC with 5973 MS|
|Dionex UltiMate 3000 High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC)||64-bit PQS computer equipped with 16 3GHz Xeon processors||PCS Instruments High Frequency Reciprocating Rig reciprocating friction and wear test system|
|Varian Gemini 2000 300 MHz||Dionex ICS 1000 w/ anion exchange column and conductivity detector|