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.
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!
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.