Instruments housed in the Mani lab
*We always welcome new collaboration opportunities. If you are interested in using any of the instruments listed in the lab, please contact tomoyasu.mani @ uconn.edu
Femtosecond transient absorption spectroscopy
Ultrafast Systems HELIOS FIRE and IR
excitation range: Ti:sapphire laser with OPA; 285-2600 nm
detection range: UV-visible-NIR (320-1600 nm) & mid-IR
time range: ~50 fs to 8 ns
Nanosecond transient absorption and emission spectroscopy
excitation source: Nd:YAG laser (355, 532, 1064 nm)
detection range: visible; equipped with ICCD (spectra) and PMT (decay)
time range: ~10 ns to ms
*Cryostat is available for both fs and ns measurements.
Fluorometer (steady-state and time-resolved)
excitation source: Xe lamp and diodes (280, 400, 510, 560 nm)
detection range: UV-vis-NIR (steady-state), and UV-vis (time-resolved, TCSPC and MCT)
*Polarization, integrating sphere, solid sample holder, temperature-controlled cell are available.
Solid sample holder and a variable length cell holder (up to 5 cm) are available.
Speectroelectrochemical cell is available.
Equipment for organic synthesis (rotary evaporators, Schlenk lines, vacuum oven, etc…)
Instruments outside UConn Chemistry
We use the Laser- Electron Accelerator Facility (LEAF) at Brookhaven National Laboratory.