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This is a replica of the same instrument that helped scientists learn more about the building blocks of the atom. Thanks to the original device, we know that every different atom is made up of Omega Watches White Face just three things: neutrons, protons Omega Watches For Men 2016
For the next two months, Central Oregon Community College will host a museum quality traveling exhibit showcasing a replica of one of the original mass spectrometers, a scale that can sort, weigh and count individual atoms and molecules. This replica will be on display for public viewing on the second floor of the Science Center on the COCC Bend Campus. This is its first appearance in Oregon and COCC is the first community college to host it.
COCC Hosts Mass Spectrometer Exhibit
and electrons. Since then, information from Mass Spectrometers was essential in fleshing out the details in the Periodic Table of the Elements. Instruments like this one have also made possible:
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Ways to measure the ages of really old objects (dating techniques like carbon 14 dating, Potassium Argon dating and many others)
and link the idea of mass spectrometry to the many scientific advancements that have resulted from the technique in the 100 years since its origin.
Ways to figure out molecular structures of pure compounds
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"The chemistry department at COCC is proud to claim many former students working in the local scientific community," Ziegler said. "One of these former students, Ben Hogstad, works for VR Analytical, a local company that does analyses on contract. Catherine Petersen, one of his colleagues at VR Analytical, is a member of the ASMS. They knew about the possibility of getting the replica shipped to the area and asked Ben to get in touch with us. It made sense to host the replica at COCC in the new Science Center on the Bend campus."
Mass spectrometers are extremely valuable instruments for basic research and routine analyses in labs all over the world. It can be used to help scientists identify the molecules present in solids, liquids and gases; determine the quantity of each type of molecule; and determine which atoms comprise a molecule and how they are arranged.
This exhibit is the property of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry (ASMS) which had it built to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the original Mass Spectrometer. The first Mass Spectrometer was built in 1907 in the research labs of JJ Thompson. His graduate student, Francis Aston, was a skilled glassblower and showed an aptitude for building equipment. Aston's first two instruments were not available for replicating, but the third mass spectrometer was. This brass and glass replica was constructed in the same workshops at Cavendish Laboratory as the original.
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"We are so pleased to have this incredible exhibit here on our campus," said Zelda Ziegler, associate professor of chemistry at COCC. "We want to share this exhibit with Central Oregonians and let them get a glimpse of history. After all, it was our community that voted for the bond to build the new Science Center."
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