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Chirascan

The Applied Photophysics Chirascan CD Spectrometer measures the difference between left- and right-circularly polarized light absorption of chiral samples. It has a xenon lamp and PMT detector and is able to record CD spectra from far-UV to near-IR regions. This instrument is suitable for studying all types and sizes of chiral molecules. It is frequently used to study bimolecular properties, such as secondary and tertiary structure of protein, interactions and thermodynamics of biomolecules.

Access:

Projects are initiated by a meeting of the user, principal investigator, Core Director and Core Manager.  Contact Mr. Tej Shrestha.  
The Core provides individual training.  
Trained users coordinate instrument use via the Scheduler.

 

Fees:

Nanotechnology core facility equipment use is currently free for properly trained persons, with approval of the lab manager.  However, a fee structure will be implemented long-term.  This fee structure is expected to be similar to that of the other core labs on campus.