Magnetic Resonance Laboratory

Electron Paramagnetic Resonance (EPR) and Electron-Nuclear Double Resonance (ENDOR) instrumentation includes X-band (10 GHz) and K-band (24 GHz) equipment. One spectrometer in each frequency band is equipped with apparatus for low- temperature irradiation (visible, UV and x-rays) and study of samples, specifically single crystals. Temperature control capabilities permit studies from 4 K to beyond 300 K. X-ray diffraction equipment suitable for orienting and aligning crystals is also located in the laboratory. Sample preparation facilities include a well-equipped chemistry laboratory for general purpose use and for crystal growth.

The magnetic resonance instruments are controlled by microcomputers which can also be
used for preliminary data analysis. Other microcomputer facilities are available in the laboratory along with two graphics workstations (DecStation 3100 and Silicon Graphics Indigo2). The Silicon Graphics system includes molecular modeling and molecular display software. All computer systems are networked together and have access to Internet.