The Lab


Steady-state spectroscopy

Varian Cary 50 Spectrophotometer SPECS

+ Water-thermostatized 18-cell holder, remote DRA (diffuse reflectance accessory) with video bundle, quartz dip probe fiber optic (o.p.: 10 mm), torlon dip probe fiber optic (o.p.: 2, 5, and 10 mm), Color software.

Varian Eclipse Spectrofluorometer SPECS

+ Peltier thermostatized 4-cell holder, microplate reader accessory.

Spex Fluorolog II Spectrofluorometer

+ Peltier thermostatized cell holder.

Hitachi F4500 Spectrofluorometer SPECS

+ Water-thermostatized cell holder, quartz dewar for low temperature measurements (77K).


Time-resolved spectroscopy

in association with Frank Quina

Edinburgh Instruments FLS980 Fluorescence Spectrometer SPECS

+ Polarizing filter set, nF920 ultrafast nanosecond flashlamp (100 ps – 50 ms).

 Luzchem Flash Photolysis LFP-212 system SPECS

+ Nd:YAG Q-Switched laser, pulsed (ns), EM 1064 nm, 532 nm, 355 nm and 266 nm.



MicroAutolab III Potentiostat/Galvanostat SPECS

+ spectroelectrochemistry accessory (200 – 1100 nm, 2048 px CCD detection), 10 mA to 10 nA limit, interface for screen-printed electrodes.


Microwave-assisted synthesis

CEM Discover monomode laboratory microwave reactor SPECS


High Performance Computing Cluster

Rubinho, 4x AMD Opteron 6376 16-core 2.3GHz, 16x 8GB DDR3 1600 MHz, 6x HD 1TB SATA 6 Gb/s.

Remote access to the following clusters: Bachianas (UFABC, Altix 4700, 136 Itanium 2 cores), Cromo (UFABC, 52 Xeon cores), Cobalto (UFABC, 176 Xeon cores), Puma (LCCA-USP, 472 Xeon cores), Jaguar (LCCA-USP, 56 Itanium 2 cores).

Software: Gamess, Gaussian09, Molcas, Gromacs.


DNA fragment analysis and rapid sequencing

Life Technology 3130xl Genetic Analyzer 16-Capillary Array SPECS


Automatic Titration

Metrohm 907 Titrando Titrator SPECS

+ pH, conductance and photometric sensor, water-thermostated electrochemical cell (5 – 70 mL).


Other equipments

Labconco FreeZone Triad Cascade Benchtop Freeze Dry System SPECS

Thermo Scientific-Sorvall refrigerated benchtop centrifuge ST16R SPECS

+ F15-6×100 rotor, Microliter 30 x 2 mL sealed rotor, swinging bucket rotor TX200.


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