Interface Engineering Laboratory

Detection of DNA hybridization at the nematic liquid crystal/aqueous interface. The homeotropic regions indicate areas of dsDNA.

Total Internal Reflection Fluorescence Microscopy

Nikon TE2000-U inverted microscope used for prism-based TIRFM, with image splitter for RET (or multicolor imaging), and a Photometrics Cascade II:512 EMCCD camera capable of single-molecule fluorescence imaging.

Nikon Ti-E inverted microscope for through-the-objective TIRFM and polarized light microscopy, with a Photometrics Cascade II:512 EMCCD camera capable of single-molecule imaging.

Epifluorescence Microscopy

Olympus BH-A polarizing metallographic microscope with epifluorescence capability.

Atomic Force Microscopy

Two Digital Instruments Multimode Nanoscope IIIAFMs with tapping mode, phase contrast mode, and sealed fluid cells.

Contact Angle Measurements

Optical telescope with automated image analysis for measurements of contact angle and axisymmetric drop shape analysis.

Tensiometer

KSV surface tensiometer with Wilhelmy plate and duNouy ring probes.

Contact Angle Measurement

Optical telescope with automated image analysis for measurements of contact angle and axisymmetric drop shape analysis.

Langmuir-Blodgett Troughs

Nima Langmuir-Blodgett trough.

Custom-built Langmuir trough with Brewster angle microscope.

FTIR Spectroscopy

Thermo Nicolet Nexus 470 FTIR spectrometer.

 

For more information about the Interface Engineering Laboratory, contact Dan Schwartz.

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