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Equipment

Equipment available to our group

The impressive number of facilities and equipment from the research group of Prof. Dr. Karsten Meyer are available to us. Thank you, Karsten!

Our own equipment includes:

To investigate the photophysical properties of materials we use a 150 W Xenon Lamp with filters and a 1000 W Xenon Lamp equipped with a monochromator. The photoresponse of synthesized compounds is monitored spectroscopically by irradiating liquid or solid samples and recording electronic absorption, NMR spectra or measuring magnetic susceptibility. Our photosetups are optimized for irradiation in UV (up to 200 nm) and visible regions.

150 W Xenon Light Source

1) 150 W Xe arc-lamp
2) Lamp Housing LSH102 with convection cooling equipped with a 35 mm quartz condenser, a rear reflector, filter holder, and a manual shutter.
3) Universal Power Supply LSN150 for 50 – 150 W arc-lamps.
4) A large collection of optical filters for UV, visible, and NIR regions.

150W Xenon Light Source

150W Xenon Light Source (Picture: M. Khusniyarov)

150W Xenon Light Source (Picture: M. Khusniyarov)

1000 W Xenon Light Source equipped with a Monochromator

1) 1000 W Xe OF arc-lamp
2) Computer controlled Omni-λ300 Grating Monochromator with two gratings, a slit assembly, and a motorized filter wheel
3) Lamp Housing LSH601 with air cooling equipped with a 50 mm quartz condenser and a rear reflector
4) Arc Lamp Power Supply LSN555

1000 W Xe OF Arc-lamp (Picture: M. Khusniyarov)

Computer controlled Omni-λ300 Grating Monochromator with two gratings, a slit assembly and a motorized filter wheel (Picture: M. Khusniyarov)

Lamp Housing LSH601 with air cooling equipped with a 50 mm quartz condenser and a rear reflector (Picture: M. Khusniyarov)

Arc Lamp Power Supply LSN555 (Picture: M. Khusniyarov)

Schlenk-lines

In our laboratory, reactions that require inert atmosphere are usually perfomed using Schlenk-lines. Inert gas nitrogen is additionally purified via a couple of drying columns. The level of vacuum is conveniently monitored by vacuummeters (Single Channel Vacuum Display coupled with Thermovac Transmitter TTR 91 from Leybold Vacuum).

Schlenk lines (Picture: M. Khusniyarov)