Facilities and Instrumentation


Chemistry faculty members work out of dedicated GW science and research buildings as well as several major D.C.-based institutions, offering a robust range of opportunities.



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Research at our Foggy Bottom and Ashburn facilities relies on an array of cutting-edge instrumentation and equipment:

  • Atomic absorption spectrometer
  • Gas and liquid chromatographs
  • Inductively coupled plasma emission spectrometer
  • Infrared spectrometer
  • Laser desorption time-of-flight mass spectrometer (MALDI-MS)
  • Laser spectroscopy laboratory suite
  • LED
  • Mass spectrometers, including an ICP-MS system
  • Nanofabrication and Imaging Center, which features valuable tools including light microscopy, confocal microscopy, transmission electron microscopy (TEM), scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and focused ion beam scanning electron microscopy (FIBSEM)
  • Nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometer
  • Scanning tunneling microscope
  • Thin film deposition apparatus
  • Ultra-high vacuum systems
  • Ultraviolet/visible spectrometer
  • Fluorescence, epifluorescence, and polarization microscopies
  • Polarimetry
  • Goniometry and ellipsometry
A CEM instrument in a lab



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