Facilities

Welcome to the Department of Chemistry at the University of Lethbridge!

Department members utilize research facilities that include state-of-the-art instrumentation, such as:

  • 500 MHz Varian Unity Inova NMR Spectrometer equipped with four RF channels (HFXY)
  • 300 MHz Bruker Avance II NMR Spectrometer equipped with a two RF channels (HX)
  • Bruker EMX PLus EPR Spectrometer with X-band capabilities
  • Macromolecular Bruker-Nonius X-ray Diffractometer
  • Small-molecules Bruker SMART Apex II X-ray Diffractometer
  • Bruker FT Raman Spectrometer
  • High Performance Computing Facility (5 TFlops)
  • MicroCal Isothermal Titration Calorimeter
  • Picker Flow Microcalorimeter
  • High Temperature and Pressure Densimeter
  • PARRSTAT 2273 Electrochemistry Workstation
  • Cary 50 UV-Visible Spectrophotometer
  • Cary Eclipse Fluorescence Spectrometer
  • HP 5593 Gas Chromatograph
  • BioRad DuoFlow HPLC
  • Pharmacia-FPLC
  • Perceptive-Perfusion Chromatograph
  • Biacore X Surface Plasmon Resonance Spectrometer
  • Protein Solutins Dynamic Light Scattering Device
  • SF-2004 Fluorescence Stoppped-Flow Instrument (KinTek Corp)
  • RQF-3 Rapid Chemical quench-Flow (KinTek Corp)
  • PerkinElmer Tri-CArb 2800TR Liquid Scintillation Analyzer

Wetmore Lab - High Performance Computing Cluster

The cluster is composed of 85 Dell PowerEdge 1950 compute nodes and 1 Dell PowerEdge 2950 master node. Each compute node has two quad-core processors, 146 GB disk and 4 or 8 GB of RAM. In total, there are 680 cores for scientific computing that are connected by Dell PwerConnect 6248 switches to yield a total peak performance of 5.0 TFlops. The masternode contains 2 x 146GB disks for operating system and programs, and 4 x 300GB disks for storage space.