Announcements

Winter Recess Dec 24-Jan 2

December 15, 2016

The staff of the facility is on break starting late December 23 for the holidays and we will return on January 3.  If you already have 24/7 access to B2, you can continue to use the open access equipment during this period without the assistance of the staff.

Agilent 6220 Open Access ESI-TOF Back On-Line

October 31, 2016

The open access ESI-TOF has been repaired after loosing the main powersupply more than a week ago.  It has been pumped down, tuned and calibrated. It is now available for use.

GC-FTMS (Thermo q-Exactive GC) fully on-line!

October 25, 2016

Beautiful data coming out of the recently installed q-Exactive GC for volatile compounds that do not ionize by electrospray! 1-2 ppm on recent samples from the Chemistry and Chemical Biology Department! 

Open Access ESI-TOF Not Working

October 17, 2016

The instrument has developed a serious problem that we are trying to repair. Please submit samples or contact Sunia for training on an alternate instrument.

Veterans Day Nov. 11

November 9, 2015

The Facility will be closed on November 11th for Veteran's Day. If you have 24/7 access, you can use open access instrumentation.

Open Access ESI-TOF Fixed

October 29, 2015

Thank you for your patience while the Agilent 6210/6220 ESI-TOF underwent repairs.  There were two problems due to the age of the age of the instrument. 1) COM board that has a hard disk on it failed 2) short in extractor plates/electrodes due to dust accumulation that made it fail tune mode. When voltages were ramped, the whole instrument would shut down and would have to be evacuated again.  After cleaning of the electrodes and removal of what appeared to be metal shavings, the instrument is now acting normally.  We will open it up in SPINAL and you can sign up.