Brosseau Lab

Research Facility



Brosseau Lab
Saint Mary's University
Halifax
Nova Scotia (NS)

Our research aims to understand and exploit the properties of nanoscale materials. In particular we are interested in the unique optical and electronic properties observed when certain nanoscale metals interact with light. We use plasmonic materials to develop state-of-the-art molecular sensors, and we are interested in advancing sustainable plasmonic materials. Our research is generously supported by funding from NSERC, CFI, NSRIT and the Canada Research Chairs program.

  • Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • Engineering - Agricultural, Forest, Environmental, Mining, Mineral
  • Environmental and Earth Sciences
  • Marine/Ocean Sciences
  • Medical Sciences
  • Biomedical
  • Biotechnology
  • Agriculture, Animal Science and Food
  • Chemical Industries
  • Clean Technology
  • Fisheries and Aquaculture
  • Life Sciences, Pharmaceuticals and Medical Equipment
  • Ocean Industries

Contacts



Christa Brosseau
christa.brosseau@smu.ca
9024968175
Associate Professor

Equipment



Two Dimensional Liquid Chromatograph
Agilent
1290 (x2) with fraction collection

Used to separate complex mixtures. Currently used to study polyphenols, flavonoids and phenolic acids

uHPLC with fraction collection

2017

Advantage 785 nm Raman Spectrometer
SciAps
Advantage 785

Vibrational Spectroscopy

785 nm laser, up to 200 mW power at output, ~45 mW power at sample.

2016

DXR Smart Raman Spectrometer
ThermoFisher
DXR SmartRaman

Vibrational Spectroscopy

532 and 780 nm lasers available, variable power. 

2012

COVAP Physical Vapour Deposition System
Angstrom Engineering
COVAP

Used to deposit metal films onto solid substrates with nanometer precision. 1 nm up to um.

Currently configured to deposit Ag, Cu and Al.

2017

Date submitted: Thu, Aug 2, 2018 2:34 PM
Date updated: Thu, Aug 2, 2018 2:34 PM

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