Research Services

  • 3 MV Electrostatic Accelerator

  • LASP Thermal Tank

CU-Boulder has numerous world-class facilities for specialized testing and development. At times, these services, facilities, and equipment that equipment are available to the private sector for a fee.  In addition, CU-Boulder experts are able to assist in designing tests and interpreting results. This site will contain a listing of the equipment available, details about the equipment, and who to contact for further informaiton. As with all items on this website, if in doubt, contact the Office of Industry Collaboration.

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External Services Available For Use

Facility Item Type Name Details Spec Sheet
Institute for Modeling Plasma, Atmospheres, & Cosmic Dust (IMPACT) Accelerator 3 MV Electrostatic Accelerator Largest dust accelerator in the world available for use by the lunar, space, and plasma physics communities More Info
Laboratory for Atmospheric & Space Physics Engineering Division Space Flight Hardware Test & Calibration Various LASP engineering a range of capabilities that take instruments and components from concept through finished product More Info
Department of Mechanical Engineering X-Ray Diffraction Lab X-Ray Diffraction Bruker D2 Phaser X-Ray Diffraction Desktop System All-in-one phase analysis tool capable of analyzing solid powders, thin films and bulk samples to determine crystal structure and composition for reliale SAXS measurement or microstructures. More Info
Center for Advanced Decision Support for Water & Environmental Systems Consulting/Analysis Riverware  Riverware is a river system modeling tool that is an ideal platform for operational decision-making forecasting, operational policy evaluation, system optimization, water accounting, water rights administration, and long-term resource planning. Computational timestep choices ranges from 1 hour to 1 year. Also available for licensing More Info
Central Analytical Laboratory, Mass Spectrometry Core Facility Mass Spectrometry ABI Voyager DE-STR MALDI-Time-of-Flight (TOF) More Info
Central Analytical Laboratory, Mass Spectrometry Core Facility Liquid Chromatography, Mass Spectrometry ABI 4000 Qtrap LC/MS/MS System Triple Quadrupole (QQQ)/Linear Ion Trap More Info
Central Analytical Laboratory, Mass Spectrometry Core Facility Liquid Chromatography, Mass Spectrometry Thermo LTQ-Orbitrap HRAM Orbitrap More Info
Central Analytical Laboratory, Mass Spectrometry Core Facility Liquid Chromatography, Mass Spectrometry Thermo LTQ-Orbitrap Velos HRM Orbitrap More Info
Central Analytical Laboratory, Mass Spectrometry Core Facility Gas Chromatography, Mass Spectrometry Thermo PolarisQ Ion Trap CG/MS GCMS Ion Trap More Info
Central Analytical Laboratory, Mass Spectrometry Core Facility Liquid Chromatography, Mass Spectrometry Waters Synapt G2 HDMS HRAM Quadrupole/Time-of-Flight (q-TOF) More Info
Central Analytical Laboratory, Mass Spectrometry Core Facility Liquid Chromatography, Mass Spectrometry Agilent 6120 Single Quad More Info
Department of Chemcial & Biological Engineering Weimer Research Group Micromeritics Gemini V BET Surface Area Surface Area m2/g More Info
Department of Chemcial & Biological Engineering Weimer Research Group Malvern Mastersizer 2000 Particle Size Analysis Particle Size Distribution 100nm to 3mm More Info
Department of Chemcial & Biological Engineering Weimer Research Group LECO C200 Fixed Inorganic Carbon  Wt% C More Info
Department of Chemcial & Biological Engineering Weimer Research Group LECO TC600 Fixed Inorganic Nitrogen & Oxygen Wt% N & O More Info
Department of Chemcial & Biological Engineering Weimer Research Group Autosorb 1 Quantachrome Chemisorption Volume Adsorbed cc/g More Info
Department of Chemcial & Biological Engineering Weimer Research Group In-line Mass Spectrometer Aeolos QMS 403 C NETZSCH STA 449 F1 Jupiter Thermogravimetric Analysis (TGA/MS) DSC/DTA 1500 deg C, Thermal Analysis (TGA/DSC) More Info
Department of Chemcial & Biological Engineering Weimer Research Group ICP Sample Preparation CEM SPD-80 Microwave Digestion More Info
Center for Environmental Mass Spectrometry Mass Spectrometry Agilent 6220 LC/TOF-MS Identification of non-target compounds and unknowns providing accurate masses below 2ppm error. High resolving power of 4 GHz allows separation of isobaric interferences from compounds of interest. Linearity or response is over 2 orers of magnitude.
Center for Environmental Mass Spectrometry Mass Spectrometry Agilent XCT Trap LC/MS Ion Trap Confirms target compounds and study of fragmentation pathways. Provides MSn analyses for discovery of new metabolites and non-target compounds via fragmentation pathways. Deciphers fragmentation pathways of emerging contaminants.
Center for Environmental Mass Spectrometry Mass Spectrometry Agilent 6460 LC/MS-MS Triple Quadrupole JetStream technology resulting in the most sensitive triple quadrupoles on the market. Comprehensive screen for large number of compounts. Monitors two or more transactions. Usual detection limits range from 0.1 ng/L to 10 ng/L for pesticides and from 1 ng/L to 50 ng/L for pharmaceuticals. Linearity of response is over 3 orders of magnitude. System coupled to the 1290 UHPLC providing both improved peak resolution and rapid analysis.
Center for Environmental Mass Spectrometry Mass Spectrometry Gilson GX-271 Automated Solid Phase Extraction Sample preparation. Analytes pre-concentrated on Solid-Phase (SPE) extraction cartridges and eluted with small amounts of organic solvents reaching very low levels of detection in water samples. Sample volumes vary from 50 mL to 200 mL for isolation of organic contaminents.
Center for Environmental Mass Spectrometry Mass Spectrometry Agilent 6540 LC/Q-TOF-MS  JetStream technology resulting in it being one of the most accurate time-of-flight mass spectrometers. Comprehensive screening for large numbers of compounds (pesticides and pharmaceuticals) by using extensive accurate mass databases of more than thousands of compounds. Desciphers unknown compounds in environmental samples by using unique, accurate mass fragmentation information. Coupled with 1290 UHPLC providing improved peak resolution and rapid analysis.
Materials Science & Engineering Program Sustainable Infrastructure Materials Lab (SIMLab) Polymer Characterization, Calorimetry Thermal Characterization Q2000, TA Instruments Modulated DSC Thermal characterization. Differential Scanning Calorimeters (DSC) measures temperatures and heat flows associated with thermal transitions in a material. Common usage includes investigation, selection, comparison and end-use performance evaluation of materials in research, quality control and production applications. Properties measured include glass transitions, "cold" crystallization, phase changes, melting, crystallization, product stability, cure/cure kinetics, and oxidative stability. Tzero DSC technology allows for a more accurate way of measuring heat flow. Improvements in baseline flatness, transition resultion and sensitivity. Direct measurement of heat capacity making Modulated DSC experiments faster and more accurate. More Info
Nutritional & Isotopic Ecology Lab (NIEL) Chemical Instruments, Microscopy, Sample/Data Collection/, Spectroscopy Feed Analysis Nutritional, mechanical, and isotopic analyses on a broad suite of plant and animal tissues to address questions about the ecology of modern and fossil taxa. Crude Protein, Crude Fat, Neutral Detergent Fiber, Acid Detergent Fiber, Lignin, Ash, Ca, K, Na, Mg, Fe, Cu, Mn and more. More Info
National Snow & Ice Data Center (NSIDC) Environmental Data Analysis Services Data storage for environmental science data. Simple, straightforward storage and access options as well as a menu of expanded data management services.  More Info
Intermountain Neuroimaging Consortium Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Scanner, MRI Spectroscopy Siemens Magnetom Trio 3T MRI/fMRI System Structural and Functional MRI Scans More Info
Light Microscopy Core Facility (LMCF) Structured Illumination Super-Resolution (SIM) Microscopy with Laser Scanning Confocal Microscope Nikon N-SIM with A1 + Confocal Fluorescence imaging, super-resolution imaging, high speed and high sensitivity laser scanning confocal imaging, live cell imaging, and photobleaching or photostimulation experiments. More Info
Light Microscopy Core Facility (LMCF) Spinning Disk Confocal Microscope, Laser Scanning Confocal Microscope Nikon SDC Fluorescence imaging, high speed imaging, imaging of dimly fluorescent samples, live cell imaging, and photobleaching (FRAP) or photoactivation (PA) kinetics. More Info
Light Microscopy Core Facility (LMCF) Spinning Disk Confocal Microscope, Laser Scanning Confocal Microscope Zeiss LSM 510 Fluorescence imaging, flexible confocal configurations for unconventional samples. More Info
Light Microscopy Core Facility (LMCF) Widefield Fluorescence Microscope, Inverted Widefield Fluorescence Microscope Leica DMRXA Fluorescence imaging, large field of view imaging and stitching, deconvolution. More Info
Light Microscopy Core Facility (LMCF) Widefield Fluorescence Microscope, Inverted Widefield Fluorescence Microscope Nikon E600 Fluorescence imaging, color brightfield imaging of histological samples. More Info
Light Microscopy Core Facility (LMCF) Widefield Fluorescence Microscope, Inverted Widefield Fluorescence Microscope Olympus IX81 Live cell imaging, fluorescence imaging, large field of view imaging and stitching. More Info
Light Microscopy Core Facility (LMCF) Analysis PC Dell Precision 7910 Analysis and reconstruction of N-SIM super-resolution data. Quantification of multi-dimensional fluorescent microscopy data. Image preparation for publication. More Info
Boulder Electron Microscopy Services (EMS) Standard Transmission Electron Microscopy FEI-Phillips CM100 Test/Analysis includes: Biological, Nanoparticle, TEM-imaging, Immuno-EM More Info
Boulder Electron Microscopy Services (EMS)
Standard Transmission Electron Microscopy FEI Tecnai Spirit BioTwin Test/Analysis includes: Biological, Nanoparticle, TEM-imaging, Immuno-EM More Info
Boulder Electron Microscopy Services (EMS) Specialized Transmission Electron Microscopy FEI Tecnai F20 Test/Analysis includes: Biological, Nanoparticle, CryoTEM, SPA, Electron Tomography, High-Res TEM-imaging More Info
Boulder Electron Microscopy Services (EMS) Specialized Transmission Electron Microscopy FEI Tecnai F30 Test/Analysis includes: Biological, Nanoparticle, CryoTEM, SPA, Electron Tomography, High-Res TEM-imaging More Info