Instrumentation Resources

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Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR)

In NMR magnetic nuclei in a magnetic field absorb and re-emit electromagnetic energy at characteristic frequencies.  Ames Lab focuses on developing and implementing new techniques for solid-state NMR analysis.

NMR
Raman Spec

Raman Spectroscopy

Raman spectroscopy relies on inelastic scattering of monochromatic light to take measurements.  At Ames Lab raman analysis is used in many of our biotech and renewables research.

Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectroscopy (ICP-MS)

Invented at Ames Lab, ICP-MS is a type of mass spectrometry.  This technique can detect a specific range of metalic and non-metalic materials at concentrations below one part per trillion.

ICP-MS
MCE

Multiplex Capillary Electrophoresis

(MCE)

Developed by Ames Lab researcher Ed Yeung, the MCE is used for DNA analysis and is condidered the "gold standard"  of sequences technology.