Instruments

Flowcytometer

Specifications:

  • Modified BD FACSAria II, conforms to BD FACSAria III
  • Allows counting of prokaryotes, viruses, algae at high speed in liquid suspensions
  • In total 4 lasers with emmission wavelengths in the near UV, red, blue, and yellow-green area of the spectrum
  • Allows high-speed sorting of particles

Responsible Person: Christian Winter

Isotopic Gas Analyzer

Specifications

  • Picarro G2201-i dual isotope analyzer
  • Measures concentrations and isotopes of CO2 and CH4
  • Small sample isotope module - allows measurement of 20 mL of gas
  • Closed system pump - allows measurement of respiration in enclosed systems

Responsible Person: Thomas Reinthaler

Spectrofluorometer

Specifications

  • Horiba Fluorolog FL3-22 ultra high sensitivity spectrofluorometer
  • Temperature controlled cuvette holder
  • Plate reader for plates of up to 384 wells
  • PMT cooling for ultra low noise

Responsible Person: Thomas Reinthaler

In Situ Pump

Specifications:

  • McLane WTS-6-1-142 in situ pump
  • Flow rate 1 to 4 liters/min3-tier filter holder for 142 mm filter membranes
  • Rating to 5,500 m depth
  • Max volume 2,500 liters with the 10 Ahr battery pack2 pumps available

Responsible person: Thomas Reinthaler