Department of Chemistry | University of Victoria

Frank Lab University of Victoria

Department of Chemistry

Instrumentation and Software

Instrumentation for preparation and characterization of materials, physical measurements, device fabrication/measurement and computational modelling are necessary for development of full structure function relationships in organic materials chemistry.The instrument cluster is located in the Multifunctional Materials Characterization Laboratory, and includes:

Agilent Photodiode Array UV-Vis spectrometer with Peltier and Kinetics Software 
Quantum Design MPMS XL-5 Magnetometer with Evercool, AC, FOSH, and MIU Probe 
Spectra Physics Stabilite RM2018 Mixed Gas Ion Laser 
Perkin Elmer UV-Vis-NIR with Bruker Cryostat 
Bruker X-band EPR spectrometer

Other Instrumentation used in the group includes:
Raman Microscope (Renishaw inVia microRaman system, Laser and Imaging Lab)
Electronics/measurement probes for Photovoltaic and OFET transport measurements 
AFM (Agilent Technologies 5500 Scanning Probe Microscope, Laser and Imaging Lab)
Angstrom Engineering electron beam and thermal metal deposition system
Raith E-beam lithography 
Electron Microscopy (Hitachi H-7000 TEM, Hitachi S-3500N variable pressure SEM with EDX)
FIB
EBL

Computational modelling of electronic structure, transition states, reaction pathways, and band structures are carried out in the group using the following packages on Westgrid/Compute Canada. 
Gaussian 09
Siesta
Quantum Espresso

A full list of Standard Operating Procedures for operations carried out in the Frank Group are university restricted and can be found here.