Aug
31

learning maintenance

My research was halted due to the fact that the requisite instrument was malfunctioning,  I got to help upkeep the rest of the instruments in ion lab which boasts another three working mass spectrometers, two ion traps and and a triple quadrupole.  The first practical thing to know about mass spectrometers(mass specs) is that they…
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Aug
31

Start of Research

Research in the ion lab started with a major snag.  The instrument I am to be working on is currently offline, after running through some tests my professor and I determined that the diode multiplier power supply was malfunctioning.  It was giving off a few hundred volts at most instead of the 5000 volts it…
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Jun
15

Abstract:Secrets of Hydrogen Bonding

Hello my name is Anton Lachowicz, I am a rising senior chemistry major.  I am excited to work with some cool and complex instrumentation in the ionlab.