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Instrument Facilities & Resources

The CCE Instrument Shop in room 014 Church offers students design assistance for their optical or mechanical device designs while providing full machining services for ferrous & non-ferrous metals, stainless steels, refractory metals, plastics and machinable ceramics. We also offer micro-spot welding, silver-soldering & brazing, and T.I.G. (Tungsten Inert Gas) vacuum welding of stainless steel components.  Our sheet metal capabilities are 16 ga.thickness and 24" length/width. We have a Veeco MS-40 portable leak detector for your vacuum leak detection needs.

The Caltech EPR facility is equipped with two Bruker EPR spectrometers, an EMX X-band continuous-wave (CW) EPR spectrometer, and a newly acquired Bruker ELEXSYS E580 pulse EPR spectrometer capable of pulse and CW EPR spectroscopy at both X and Q-bands, as well as a variety of electron-electron double resonance (ELDOR) and electron-nuclear double resonance (ENDOR) spectroscopies.

The Caltech Scientific Glassblowing Facility's purpose is to aid the campus community in the development, alteration, repair, and design of laboratory glassware. The well-equipped shop has two glassblowing lathes, a wet saw, grinding belt, lap wheel, and two ovens for annealing. While a majority of the work is done in the shop, house calls are also made to facilitate any repairs and new installation of glassware in the labs.

The liquid NMR facility consists of two 300 MHz Spectrometers with auto-switchable probe (1H, 19F, 13C, 31P); one auto-sampled 300 MHz spectrometer with auto-switchable probe (1H, 19F, 13C, 31P); one auto-sampled 400 MHz spectrometer with broadband auto-tune OneProbe; one 500 MHz spectrometer with auto-x pfg broad band probe; one auto-sampled 500 MHz spectrometer with auto-x pfg broadband probe; one 600 MHz Spectrometer with 5 mm penta probe (1H, 19F, 13C, 15N, 31P); 3 mm inverse probe.

The CCE Multiuser Mass Spectrometry Laboratory is located in Crellin basement, Room B170.  Laboratory instrumentation consists of a number of mass spectrometers with different attributes to address the broad research needs of the researchers at Caltech.

The Solid State NMR Facility (CSNF) was established in fall of 1998. The facility consists of three solid NMR spectrometers: Avance 200, AM 300, and Avance 500. All are equipped with a variety of both liquid and solid NMR probes so that most state-of-the-art NMR measurements can be readily achieved.