Guidelines for CD machine
Hagen Laboratory, 1012 NPB
Our laboratory in the New Physics Building is equipped with an
AVIV-202 circular dichroism spectrometer, a.k.a. the CD
machine. Researchers and collaborators from other UF laboratories
are welcome to use this machine. If you are interested in using the
machine, we recommend that you first educate yourself a little. The
following websites offer a quick introduction:
If you would like to use our CD machine, we only ask that you follow some
- Please telephone at least one day in advance to confirm that the
machine will be available when you wish to use it. Please also give us
a call just before you come over, so that we can turn on the N2
- Please bring and use your own CD cuvettes and glassware.
Although we don't mind sharing our small supplies such as Kimwipes,
Q-tips, parafilm, etc., we cannot lend delicate but pricey items like
quartz cuvettes, spacers, micro-stirbars, etc. We will be happy to
give you the necessary specifications so that you can buy these items
- Please bring an experienced user from your laboratory.
The experienced user is someone who has informed me that he/she is knowledgeable
about the CD instrument, and that he/she accepts responsibility for the
proper use of the instrument. This includes accepting responsibility
for any accidents or damage to the instrument.
- Please have your experienced user sign and date the
logbook when you start up and shut down the CD machine. Make note in
the logbook of any problems that were encountered with the instrument.
- Finally, please show proper respect for this costly
instrument. We do not have a lab technician on the payroll to
maintain this device, so all the users must pitch in. Please follow
all written instructions for its operation, clean up any spills, be
alert to problems and be sure to report them, do not twiddle with
critical instrument or software settings, and do not load any
additional software on the PC.
Please contact me if you have any questions about these guidelines.