The School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences offers spectroscopy equipment (Magnetic Circular Dichroism spectroscopy and photochemistry and ultrafast laser spectroscopy) on the University of Queensland's St Lucia campus. 

Magnetic Circular Dichroism (MCD) spectroscopy

Services

MCD spectroscopy is particularly suitable to the study of transition metal centres where there is a component of unquenched angular momentum. It is used to determine the electronic structure of metal centres, and the coordination/geometry of the metal environment.

Equipment

  • High resolution Jobin Yvon 750s monochromator and an Oxford Instruments SpectroMag superconducting magnet

Contact

Associate Professor Mark Riley

School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences

(07) 3365 3932

Chemistry Building (Building 68), St Lucia campus

Photochemistry and Ultrafast Laser spectroscopy

Services

Ultrafast spectroscopy is used to measure the kinetics for a variety of important photophysical processes in chemical and biological research, including electronic structure, photoisomerizations, energy and/or electron transfer, charge transport, optical non-linear effects, and many other processes.

Types of experiment:

  • Femtosecond Transient Absorption
  • Sub-nanosecond Flash Photolysis
  • Femtosecond Optically Gated (FOG) fluorescence
  • Time Correlated Single Photon Counting (TCSPC) lifetimes

Equipment

  • 1 kHz 4W amplified Ti:Sapphire laser (Spectra Physics - Spitfire ACE)  
  • Optical Parametric Amplifier (Light Conversion – Topas Prime)
  • Transient Absorption Spectrometer (Ultrafast Systems – HELIOS)
  • Time Resolved Fluorescence Spectrometer (Ultrafast Systems – HALCYONE)

Contact

Doctor Evan Moore

School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences

(07) 3365 3862

Room 838, Chemistry Building (Building 68), St Lucia campus