Rice University

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PREP: BioRad Thermal Cycler 96W

The C1000 Touch thermal cycler offers superior performance and a large color touch screen for easy programming. This fully modular platform is able to accommodate different throughput needs with easily interchangeable reaction modules that swap in seconds without tools. Each PCR module has a fully adjustable heated lid that supports a wide range of vessels and sealers, including low-profile and standard-height PCR plates.

ARES G2 Rheometer

The TA Instruments ARES G2 Rheometer is capable of quantifying the rheological and mechanical properties of a broad class of materials, including viscous liquids, viscoelastic materials, and solid samples. Rheological and mechanical analysis can be carried out with temperature control (from -150 C to 600 C) and in a variety of geometries including parallel plate and rheological measurements at a liquid/liquid or gas/liquid interface.

Testing modes include oscillatory (strain and frequency sweeps), creep and recovery, and transient stress relaxation measurements.