Facilities and Centers

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Biophysical Instrumentation Facility (BIF)

The BIF houses instrumentation for aiding in the elucidation of macromolecular structure and interaction.

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Users can be trained in the use of a Beckman XL-I analytical ultracentrifuge, an Aviv Model 202 circular dichroism spectrometer, a MicroCal VP-DSC differential scanning calorimeter, a Dyna-Pro Titan dynamic light scatterer, a Molecular Devices SpectraMax Gemini XS fluorescence plate reader and a a Beckman PA 800 capillary electrophoresis system with LIF detector capability.

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Department of Chemistry Instrumentation Facility (DCIF)

Maintaining a sufficient number and type of state-of-the-art major analytical instruments.

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The DCIF is the shared instrument facility for the Chemistry Department located in the sub-basement (18-0090) of the Camille Edouard Dreyfus Building on the main MIT campus. The facility’s function is to maintain a sufficient number and type of state-of-the-art major analytical instruments in order to support the ongoing research programs, principally within the MIT Chemistry Department.

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Francis Bitter Magnet Laboratory

Combining expertise and instrumentation in solution-state Nuclear Magnetic Resonance and more.

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The Francis Bitter Magnet Laboratory combines expertise and instrumentation in solution-state Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR), solid-state NMR, Electron Paramagnetic Resonance (EPR), Dynamic Nuclear Polarization (DNP), microwave technology, magnet design, probe and console design, synthesis of polarizing agents for DNP, and the development of biochemical labeling strategies.

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Laboratory Instruments and Electronics Service

Providing diagnosis, repair, modification, consultation, and education of laboratory equipment.

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The Department of Chemistry’s Laboratory Instruments and Electronic Service provides diagnosis, repair, modification, consultation, and education of laboratory equipment and electronic instrumentation in departmental laboratories. It is a resource specific to members of the Department of Chemistry.

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Laser Biomedical Research Center (LBRC)

Exploring the world through light.

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The LBRC’s mission is to develop the basic scientific understanding and new techniques required for advancing the clinical applications of lasers and spectroscopy.

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X-Ray Diffraction Facility

Offering single-crystal data collection and structure determination services on all types of molecules.

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The Department of Chemistry’s X-Ray Diffraction Facility offers single-crystal data collection and structure determination services at the highest level of the art on all kinds of molecules, including inorganic, organic, organometallic and biological samples.