Own instruments

Analysis

LC-ICP-MS Elemental analyzer
LC-ICP-MS TCTN
DOC/TDN (TOC-L) DOC (TOC-V)
TOC-L TOC-V
UV-vis (JASCO V-630) UV-vis (Thermo GENESIS 10S UV-vis) EEM (Hitachi F-7100)
JASCO GENESIS F-7100
HPLC (PDA) Gas chromatography (FID)
HPLC GC-FID
Ion chromatography Potentiometric titrator
IC titrator

And other basic instruments such as pH meters, EC meters, a moisture analyzer (with halogen heating), a soil three-phase analyzer, a soil actual volumenometer, …


Preparation

High-speed refrigerated centrifuge Centrifuge rotors (10-800 mL) Eppendorf centrifuge (1 mL)
centrifuge rotors mini centrifuge
Ultrasonic homogenizer Automatic acid digestion system
sonication acid digestion
Muffle furnace for glasswear Small Muffle furnace for analyses
big furnace small furnace
Vacuum freeze dryer Fine pulverizer
big/small freeze dryer pulverizer

And other basic instruments such as water filtration systems (glass/plastic/metal), analytical balances, rotary evaporators, reciprocal (water bath) shakers, magnetic stirrers, Soxhlet extractors, drying ovens (vacume/ventilation/windless), peristaltic pumps, ultrasonic baths, an ultrafiltration system, …


Infrastructure

Growth chamber (Big one with lights) Small one without light
big growth chamber small growth chamber
Low-temperature incubator Clean bench
incubator clean bench
Cooling room (5 degC) Soil sample preparation/archive shed
coolingroom shed
Experimental field Net house
field Net house

And other basic instruments such as IEW/ultrapure water systems, an autoclave, deep freezers, fume hoods…
All reagents are registered with barcodes and properly managed with an online system.


Field equipment

Large-scale DOM isolation system (used for the isolation of L. Biwa fulvic acid standard sample of JHSS) (JHSS HP)

isolation

Large-scale Soxhlet extractor for DAX-8 Large-scale water filtration system
DAX-8 filtration

And complete sets of soil sampling/preparation tools.


Access on the campus (for a fee)

NMR (Avance-500, with priority access) ICP-AES
Avance500 SPS3100
XRF SEM
XRF SEM

Other devices available at the Research Facility Center for Science and Technology of Kobe University include:
HPLC-Orbitrap, TEM, STEM, XRD, FE-SEM, CIS, SPES (ESCA), AFM, RAMAN, ELLIP, CMS, ESR, and EPMA


Access at Kyoto University

Collaborative research with Nakamura Group at Institute for Chemical Research

FT-ICR MS (data processing by ICBM-OCEAN)

solariX


Carbon isotopes (δ13C, Δ14C) will be measured at other institutes.