Rice University

Shared Equipment Authority

Centrifuge: BC Optima L-90K Ultracentrifuge

Location: 
BRC 710

As of Dec 1, 2015, all appointments must be made using FOM. This site's calendar is no longer in use.

Capable of generating 694,000 x g at speeds up to 90,000 rpm, the Optima L-90 K Ultracentrifuge enables you to perform more separations in less time. This versatile floor model operates with a broad range of superb rotors, including zonal and continuous flow for large-volume separations. The L-90 K offers the reliability of a vacuum-encased induction drive, the simplicity of user-friendly, microprocessor-based control, and environmentally-friendly cooling systems that eliminate the need for CFCs and other harmful liquid refrigerants. Set temperature range: 0°C to 40°C in 1°C increments

Rotors available:

NVT 65 – Near Vertical Tube rotor, Maximum speed = 65,000 rpm (402,000 x g), Holds 8 x 13.5 mL tubes SW 55 Ti – Swinging bucket rotor, Maximum speed = 55,000 rpm (368,000 x g), Holds 6 x 5 mL tubes

45 Ti – Fixed-angle rotor, Maximum speed = 45,000 rpm (235,000 x g), Holds 6 x 94 mL tubes SW 32 Ti – Swinging bucket rotor, Maximum speed = 32,000 rpm (175,000 x g), Holds 6 x 38.5 mL tubes 70 Ti – Fixed-angle rotor, Maximum speed = 70,000 rpm (504,000 x g), Holds 8 x 39 mL tubes. Additional rotors available.

Notifications: 
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This is a closed group. Only a group administrator can add you.
Use Prime hours: 
No
Max Weekly Hours: 
120
Max Daily Hours: 
24
Training Contact: 
Miguel Betancourt - mab19@rice.edu
Rice U Fee: 
$5 / hour
Non-Commercial / Academic Fee: 
$7.85 / hour
Corporate / Commercial Fee: 
$25 / hour
Maintenance: