Chemistry Instrumentation

The department is equipped with modern instrumentation for use in teaching labs and research. The small class size at Wittenberg allows students to have lots of hands-on experience with this instrumentation.

Some Instrumentation in the Department:

  • Mettler Toledo DSC 1 differential scanning calorimeter
  • Perkin Elmer AAnalyst 200 atomic absorption spectrometer
  • Varian Cary Eclipse fluorescence spectrometer
  • DeltaNu 633 Advantage Raman spectrometer
  • Infrared spectrometers (Perkin Elmer Spectrum BX, Nicolet Avatar 360 with external MCT detector, Perkin Elmer 1600)
  • FT-NMR spectrometer (Varian EM360L, with Anasazi EFT-60 upgrade)
  • HP 5890 series II gas chromatograph with HP 5971 mass spectrometer
  • Gas chromatographs with thermal conductivity detection (Gow Mac 400)
  • High pressure liquid chromatographs with UV detection (Agilent G4288C Liquid Chromatograph)
  • Laser Lab
  • BAS CV-50W electrochemistry workstation
  • Ocean Optics HR2000 high resolution visible spectrometer
  • Hewlett-Packard 8453 diode array ultraviolet-visible spectrometer
  • ThermoSpectronic Genesys 20 spectrometers and Spectronic 20D spectrometers
  • Tektronix TDS3032B digital oscilloscope

Computers in Chemistry

Computers are now in all labs throughout the world of chemistry and the Department has kept pace with the rapid growth of this technology. We have 40+ computers in the chemistry department including laptop computers for use in the general chemistry lab and 3-D workstation computers in the Computational Chemistry Lab. Two parallel computing clusters, one with 30 processors and a second with 50 processor cores and two Tesla GPUs, are located in the BDK Science Center. Wittenberg faculty and students have also taken advantage of other computing resources available through a very high speed statewide network.

  • Computational Chemistry Lab: located in Science Center, Room 239

All courses in the department that are designed for science majors incorporate computers in a variety of ways. This includes data acquisition, data analysis, modest and state-of-the-art computational labs, and Computer Assisted Instruction in the form of several tutorial programs. All Chemistry students become familiar with data acquisition, data analysis using spreadsheets and molecular modeling programs. All computers are networked and have internet access.

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