Technical Equipment



DNA

DNA-Next Generation Sequencer

llumina MiSeq
Sequencing of DNA
HSFS

real time PCR                                                

Bio rad cfx 96, Deep well, Bio rad                                                                       Determination of DNA concentration
HSFS

Ultrasonicator                                              

Covaris M220
Physical shearing of DNA
HSFS

Ultracentrifuge                                            

OPTIMA™ XPN-90, Beckman-Coulter
Centrifuge (max. rpm: 90.000 min¯¹; max. gravity: 694.000 x g) for DNA preparation
HSFS



PEPTIDES & SMALL MOLECULES

LC-IMS-ToF-MS                                            

Agilent 6560 Ion Mobility Q-TOF LC/MS
Peptide fingerprinting, small molecule fingerprinting
HSFS

LC-Q-TOF MS                                                 

Maxis, Bruker
Peptide fingerprinting, small molecule fingerprinting
HSFS



ELEMENTS & ISOTOPES

ICP-MS                                                            

Agilent 7700
Medium resolution Elemental fingerprinting
HSFS

HR-ICP-MS                                                     

Thermo Element-2
High resolution Elemental fingerprinting
HSFS

Ablation Laser                                              

ESI NWR 193
Efficient ablation of all materials to produce small particles that can be efficiently transported and ionized by the ICP
HSFS

Microwave                                              

Etrhos.lab
High performance microwave digestion system for ICP-MS analysis.
HSFS

X-ray fluorescence                                     

Philips PW1418 XFA spectrometer
Analysis of chemical-elements between Na and U
Institute for Mineralogical and Petrography

X-ray fluorescence

Elio, XGLab instruments
Elemental analysis between Na and U
CSMC

X-ray fluorescence

Artax, Bruker GmbH
Elemental analysis between Na and U
CSMC

X-ray fluorescence

Jet stream, Bruker GmbH
Elemental analysis between Na and U
CSMC

Wavelength-dispersive electron microprobe analysis                                            

Cameca Microbeam SX100 SEM system
Analysis of chemical-elements between N and U
Institute for Mineralogical and Petrography



MICROSCOPY

Scanning Probe Microscope mit Nanoscope IV Controller

Institute of Advanced Ceramics, Hamburg University of Technology

Scanning Force Microscope, Dimension D3000

Institute of Advanced Ceramics, Hamburg University of Technology

Fluorescence Microscope                        

Axioscope.A1 mit Kamera AxioCam 105 color
Microscope for several purposes
HSFS

Stereo Microscope                                     

Zeiss Discovery V8
Reflective mode Topographic images of biogenic samples
Institute for Wood Science

Light Microscope                                         

Zeiss Axioscope 40
Structural analysis of biogenic material
Institute for Wood Science

Fluorescence Microscope                        

Zeiss Axiovert 25
Structural analysis of biogenic material
Institute for Wood Science

Transmission Electron Microscope                                  

LEO 906 E TEM
Ultrastructural analysis of biological material
Biozentrum Klein Flotbek

3D-Microscopy

Keyence VHX-5000
3D-Microscope for several purposes
CSMC

Light-Microscopy

Olympus BX51
Classical microscope for several purposes, with lenses for 50, 100, 200 and 500 times magnification and facilities to perform fluorescence, polarization, and dark and bright field microscopy
CSMC

3 Color (UV, VIS, NIR) Microscopy

Dino AD413T-I2V USB microscope, Metav GmbH
Microscope for several purposes
CSMC



VIBRATIONAL SPECTROSCOPY

FT-NIR                                                              

Tango-R-CS, Bruker
Peptide fingerprinting, small molecule fingerprinting
HSFS

Infrared spectroscopy                               

Bruker Vertex 70 FT-IR spectrometer equipped with Ge and diamond ATR stages as well as with a Hyperion 2000 IR microscope with Ge-ATR and GI(RAIR) objectives
Analysis of the structure and chemistry of inorganic and organic crystalline and amorphous solids as well as fluids
Institute for Mineralogical and Petrography

Raman spectroscopy                                 

triple-grating Horiba T64000 Raman spectrometer with a confocal BH41 microscope and lasers operating at 8 different wavelengths  between 514.5 and 244 nm
Analysis of the structure and chemistry of inorganic and organic crystalline and amorphous solids as well as fluids
Institute for Mineralogical and Petrography

FTIR-Spectrometer (DRIFTS, ATR)

ExoScan, Agilent
Chemical analysis (FTIR in diffuse reflection or attenuated total reflection)
CSMC

Raman-Spectrometer

Portable i-Raman spectrometer, BWTec
Analysis of the structure and chemistry of inorganic and organic crystalline and amorphous solids
CSMC

Raman-Spectrometer

InVia Renishaw Same as above
CSMC


OTHERS

REM/EDXA                                                     

Hitachi/Eumex
3-D images of various materials, ion analysis
Institute for Wood Science

Tree-ringstation                                          

Lintab 6 Rimtech/Leica
Measuring tree rings, stem analysis, dendrochronology
Institute for Wood Science

Powder X-ray diffraction (XRD)             

Stoe Stadi-MP diffractometer
Determination of the atomic structure of ceramic or powder sample
Institute for Mineralogical and Petrography

Single-crystal XRD                                       

Nonius Kappa CCD diffractometer)
Determination of the atomic structure of  single crystals
Institute for Mineralogical and Petrography

VIS-Spectroscopy

SPM 100, Gretag-Imaging AG
Identification of colored materials
CSMC

Multi Spectral Imaging (MSI)

Eureka Vision system
Imaging technique based on 13 different wavelengths (UV, VIS, NIR)
CSMC

Surface Plasmon Resonance

SierraSensors SPR
label-free analysis system for the identification and characterization of molecular interactions
HSFS

Single-crystal XRD with synchrotron radiation

beamline PE24 at PEX-E/DESY
Determination of the atomic structure of  single crystals
DESY

Nanoindenter

Nano Indenter G200 (Agilent Technologies)
microprobe for testing mechanical properties
Institute of Advanced Ceramics, Hamburg University of Technology