Analytical Instrumentation, Spectroscopic, and Teaching Concepts

Subject 

PDF/HTML versions 

Modes of Capillary Electrophoresis in Flash and QuickTime formats is here. Capillary zone electrophoresis, isotachophoresis, and isoelectric focusing are all covered here. This material is available as a Modes of CE PDF file, 317 kb. Similarities and differences between these modes are discussed.
Inductively Coupled Plasma Spectrometry in Flash and QuickTime formats is here. Both the older Rowland circle and two element dispersion device ---> CCD detector versions are available. This material is available as a ICP spectroscopy PDF, 1.1 mb. Single element and multielement modes, a charge coupled detector, and plasma characteristics are discussed.
Split/Splitless Injection in Gas Chromatography is detailed in Flash and other animation formats. This material is available as an HTML document and as a PDF file.  Septum purge, split ratio, and split vents are discussed.
X-ray Absorbance (XAS) is detailed in Flash and other animation formats. This material is available as an HTML document called ICP Absorbance and as a PDF ICP file.  X-ray sources, X-ray monochromators, and detectors are discussed.
Capillary Electrophoresis (CE) is detailed in Flash and other animation formats. This material is available as an HTML CE document and as a PDF CE file.  Electroosmotic flow, electrophoretic mobility, and CE detectors are discussed.
SDS PAGE Gel Electrophoresis is detailed in Flash and other animation formats. This material is available as an HTML SDS PAGE document and as a PDF SDS PAGE file.  gel preparation, sample preparation, and gel development are discussed.
The Process of Hydride Generation Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy (HGAAS) is detailed in Flash and other animation formats. This material is available as a HTML HGAAS document and PDF HGAAS file.  Reagents, wastes, and variable optimization are discussed.
The Atomic Absorption Spectrometer (AAS) is detailed in Flash and other animation formats. This material is available as a AAS PDF and as an HTML AAS document.  The characteristics of a double bean AAS spectrometer are discussed.
An animation is available detailing the Flame Ionization Detector (FID) in QuickTime, GIF, or Flash format. This tutorial is available as a FID PDF and an HTML FID document. Makeup gases are specifically discussed.
A tunable monochromator is described here with a sound-based QuickTime Movie or GIF animation. This tutorial is available both as a monochromator PDF and as an HTML tunable document. Makeup gases needs for this detector are specifically discussed.
The inner workings of a double beam spectrophotometer are discussed in this document accompanied by a sound-augmented QuickTime DB Movie or GIF DB animation. This document is available as a 20 kb PDF DB file
The phenomenon of chemiluminescence is presented here. Introduced as a gas phase phenomenon, after the initial explanation, the solution phase world of chemiluminescence, catalytic luminescence, and luminescence quenching are all laid out, complete with color images and a QuickTime Chemiluminescence movie This chemiluminescence primer is available as a 180 kb Abobe Acrobat document, complete with the color schematic of the fluorine-induced chemiluminescence gas chromatographic detector. 
The background of gas chromatography coupled with mass spectrometry is introduced here. Two versions are available, one with a magnetic sector mass analyzer and the other with a quadrupole mass analyzer.

A GC/MS QuickTime movie with sound (2.8 MB) or as a GIF GC/MS animation are available. A more recent Flash-based animation is available too. <--- This is the most complete version.

This document is available as a 11 kb PDF GC/MS file
An introduction to the Jablonski Diagram is included here. This ground/excited state energy diagram is a useful tool for understanding light absorption and emission by molecules. There's a teaching animation too. This document is available as a 16 kb PDF Jablonski file
One of the newest member of the family of specialized gas chromatographic detectors, the atomic emission detector (AED), is explained and schematically diagrammed in a document found here. 

A QuickTime movie of the AED (1.7 MB) complete with multiple channel/elemental chromatograms is also available as is the GIF AED animation

Its Adobe Acrobat document is 56 kb and also includes the color schematic of this instrument. 
The brand new pulsed flame photometric detector is described here.

The Quick Time movie and GIF animation of this interesting analytical detector are available as PFPD here

This document is available as a 23 kb PDF PFPD file
The relatively old flame photometric detector is described here.  The Adobe Acrobat version of the FPD (48 kb) is also available.
Another (40 year) old GC detector, the photoionization detector is similarly detailed here.  The PDF Acrobat file is 16 kb.
And speaking of gas chromatography, here is a web document about capillary split/splitless and on-column GC injectors. Also see the Flash-based animations on this subject here. And as above, this document is also available as a PDF splitless injector document.

Computers in Chemistry (ACS) Conferences

PDF versions of these Conference Papers

More PDF documents are available via this link. They involve Chemistry Masters theses.


The html versions of these full color documents are available above as well as the entire document in Adobe Portable Document Format (.pdf). All of these pdf documents can be viewed on your computer with the FREE Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Red Head Home | Antarctic Blog 2013 | Chemiluminescence Home | Teaching Flash Animations | SHSU Chemistry Department | Mail the author of this page

made with macintosh