The Center for Chemical Characterization and Analysis at Texas A&M University is a component of the Department of Chemistry. The Center is a research support facility partially funded by the Office of the Vice President for Research and Associate Provost for Graduate Studies, that provides state-of-the-art capabilities for organic and inorganic analysis and structural characterization. Four specialized laboratories each address a specific area of interest. Those areas and laboratories are described below.
Elemental Analysis Laboratory
The Elemental Analysis Laboratory provides research support in the area of elemental and trace analysis as well as service analyses to TAMU users, other university and government agencies and private industry.
X-ray Diffraction Laboratory
The X-ray Diffraction Laboratory is a full service laboratory offering state of the art instrumentation for the analysis of solid materials. Our services include single-crystal, powder diffraction and small angle X-ray scattering analysis for Chemistry, Material Sciences and Pharmaceuticals.
Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Facility
The NMR Facility at Texas A&M University has a total of nine super-conducting magnet systems as well as four LINUX workstations dedicated to data processing. The spectrometer systems range from routine Proton/Carbon switchable systems at 300 MHz to 500 MHz systems designed and optimized for Biochemical studies.
Laboratory for Biological Mass Spectrometry
The Laboratory for Biological Mass Spectrometry serves the Texas A&M University research communities with expertise in mass spectrometry methodology, instrumentation, and increasingly, informatics. The services are not limited to areas of proteomics but involve in molecular-level research in various "omics" related researches. This includes analyses of compounds from small organic molecules to macromolecules including proteins, oligonucleotides, polymers and dendrimers.