Facilities

Computers

PC and Mac platforms are used in the laboratory. Computers that are not instrument-dedicated are located in laboratory work areas and in a separate office room adjacent to the laboratory. Computers include five Pentium IV (3.1-3.6 GHz) and three Pentium III PC's, and Apple Macintosh G4, G5 and Mac computers.

The Warncke Laboratory also uses the PC cluster in the Emerson Center for Scientific Computation at Emory.

Information Technology Support

The Department of Physics staff includes three information technology staff specialists, with expertise in Microsoft, Linux and Mac operating systems and network services.

Machine and Electronics Shops

The Department of Physics at Emory University has a complete machine shop with two staff machinists and an electronics shop with one staff technician. Service and most materials are free of charge to the Physics faculty. The excellence of the shop staff is one the Department's greatest assets.

Biochemical-Chemical

Warncke Laboratory. The Warncke laboratory has a 330 sq ft wet lab adjacent to the spectroscopy lab space. The wet lab includes a large stock of chemicals and biochemicals, a fume hood, an incubator/shaker, thermal cycler and equipment for site directed mutations, gel electrophoresis apparatus, french pressure cell, vacuum (Schlenk) line, reach-in refrigerator, centrifuge, pH meters, balances, sonicators and other biochemical amenities, as well as house-deionized and "nanopure" water. A fermentation system (New Brunswick BioFlo 110) for growth of bacterial cells and a Beckman J6MC and JS 4.2 rotor for bacterial cell concentration are located in a separate room.

Molecular Biophysics Group. Members of the Molecular Biophysics Group share the "Biophysics Preparation Room". This room contains a Sorvall RC5B centrifuge with GSA and SS-34 rotors, refrigerator, a Schlenk line, pH meters, balances, a laboratory oven, and a glove box (VAC HE-493] with pressure controller and oxygen analyzer. The room also contains a PC-controlled Horiba Jobin-Yvon.

The combination of the above facilities allows the execution of all biochemical and chemical procedures necessary to prepare and manipulate samples for the spectroscopic studies.

Other.
The Chemistry Department is in the Atwood Building, across the street from the Department of Physics in the Mathematics and Sciencer Center building. The Chemistry Department has the following resources:

  1. Emerson center for Scientific Computation (K.W. group uses Department of Physics subscription),
  2. Mass Spectrometry Center,
  3. NMR Research Facility,
  4. Integrated Microscopy and Microanalytical Facility (with staff-assisted gas chromatography and mass spectrometer facilities,
  5. Chemistry Library, and
  6. Chemistry Supplies Store.

The PI is also part of the user group of an isothermal calorimetry (ITC) apparatus.