Dr. Leblanc's Research Group has approximately 3000 square feet of laboratory space with 4 fumehoods and 650 square feet of clean room (class 1000) space for preparation of chemically attached films and surface chemistry measurements (Langmuir and Langmuir-Blodgett films).

For the organic synthesis, the necessary basic appliances are available.


Major equipments include:

Atomic Force Microscopy Agilent 5420

Spex-Fluorolog Spectrofluorimeter

S2000-FL minispectrofluorimeter (for optical fiber fluorescence measurements)

Epifluorescence Microscope 

Modulated Fluorescence Set-up (laboratory built)

Langmuir troughs (6) 

Langmuir-Blodgett troughs for film deposition (2) 

UV-Vis diode array spectrophotometer

IElli2000 Imaging Ellipsometer 

Bruker FT-IR spectrophotometer (Equinox55) with accessories for ATR and variable angle reflection FT-IR and reflection-absorption IR (IRRAS) directly at the air-water interface 

Circular Dichroism Spectrophotometer (Jasco model J-810) 

Beckman L7-8- Ultracentrifuge

Pico Scanning Probe Microscope

Hansatech O2 Electrode

HPLC (Waters with Millenium32 software package)

Electrical Balances and pH meters

Computers (Dell Inc.) and various laser and color ink jet printers

Brewster Angle Microscope 


Department shared instrumentation:

300, 400 and 500 MHz NMRs, less than 5 years old

Several dispersive and Fourier-Transformed IRs

IBM-Bruker ESR

VG Trio-2000 Mass Spectrometer (FAB, EI, CI, DCI, GC inlets), upgraded in 1996

Bruker Maldi-TOF Mass Spectrometer

Spex Fluoromax fluorimeter, two Hewlett-Packard 8452A diode array spectrophotometers, one

Shimadzu Scanning spectrophotometer

Perkin-Elmer UV-Vis-NIR spectrophotometer

X-ray crystallography equipment