Physics/Geology Instrumentation


  • 0.5m Acton Research Monochromator with photomultiplier tube.
  • Stanford Research Systems Lock-in Amplifier
  • Fast digital storage oscilloscopes
  • Helium Neon lasers
  • Diode lasers
  • Detectors
  • Assorted polarizers, filters, lenses, and mounts.
  • Michelson interferometers

Modern Physics

  • Frank Hertz apparatus
  • TeachSpin magnetic dipole moment apparatus
  • e/m experiment
  • Nuclear counting detectors and sources


  • 20 Tektronix TDS 1002 60MHz Digital oscilloscopes
  • 20 PB-503 Powered experiment boards
  • 20 Fluke 73 Digital Multimeters
  • National Instruments Data Acquisition cards on 16 personal computers
  • National Instruments LabVIEW software for data-acquisition programming.
  • PSpice and MATLAB Software
  • Introductory Physics lab with Pasco Xplorer GLX interface systems for data-logging and analysis.


  • Portable Cesium Magnetometer
  • Global Positioning System (GPS)
  • Petrographic Microscopes
  • Geographic Information System software for capture, storage, analysis, and display of geographically referenced information