Separation Science Instrument Development Lab

General Description

  • For developing instruments related to deep space and outer planet organic analysis
  • Development of inlet systems, analytical columns, separation techniques, and mass spectrometers
  • Houses the Multi-Dimensional Chromatography Instrument (GC×GC) (left) and the Resistively-Heated Thermal Modulator Development Instrument (right)

Lab Capabilities

  • GCxGC Instrument:
    • Agilent 7890 Gas Chromatograph
    • Secondary oven inside, external cryo-cooler
    • Flame Ionization Detector (FID) to detect organics and a Quad-Jet Dual Stage Thermal Modulator for high resolution
  • Resistively-Heated Thermal Modulator Development Instrument:
    • Agilent 6890 Gas Chromatograph
    • Two Stage Resistively Heated and Liquid Cooled Thermal Modulator
    • Flame Ionization Detector (FID)