If your research potentially requires the use any of these instruments please feel free to contact us to inquire about their suitability for your needs and their availability. Our lab regularly collaborates with users both at Virginia Tech and elsewhere.
ICTAS-I, Kelly Hall Lab 230
This lab is shared between Mike Hochella, Peter Vikesland and Linsey Marr. It is a unique space that promotes interdisciplinary collaborations by bringing together students and postdocs who are researching environmental nanoscience and technology from different perspectives.
Dynamic Light Scattering [Malvern Zetasizer NanoZS, 2010] - Hochella group
N2-Sorption for BET Surface Area and Porosity Measurements [Quantachrome AS-1, 2012] - Hochella group
Scanning mobility particle sizer (4-700nm aerosols) [TSI 3936NL] - Marr group
Optical particle counter (300-10,000nm aerosols) [TSI 9306] - Marr group
Aerosol photometer for real-time PM2.5 or PM10 aerosols [TSI DustTrak 8520] -Marr group
Diffusion charger for real-time aerosol particle surface area [EcoChem Analytics DC 2000 CE] - Marr group
Photoionization aerosol sensor for particulate PAHs [EchoChem Analytics PAS 2000] - Marr group
Various other instruments for producing/detecting/sampling aerosol gases and particles - Marr group
High performance liquid chromatograph (HPLC) [Hewlet Packard] - Marr group
Ultrapure water filtration system (Barnstead Nanopure Life Science w/ TOC monitor, 2008)
5 chemical fume hoods; 1 laminar flow hood
Here is a partial list of commonly-used instruments by VTSuN:
See the official NCFL website for more information, training, and scheduling.
An environmental microbiology lab headed by the Pruden Lab.
Derring Hall Lab 5093D
This is a wet chemistry lab used by the Hochella and Michel groups.
X-ray Diffractometer [Rigaku Mini-Flex, 2011] - Neil Johnson