Scientific Equipment Center

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The Scientific Equipment Center is located in the Department of Chemistry at Bar-Ilan University. Our center's offers advanced, state-of-the-art instrumentation at the forefront of pharmaceutical and materials research and development in strong collaboration with the academic research groups.

We offer skilled and experienced staff of PhDs who provide professional technical support in experiments, operation of the equipment, processing and analysis of the results. We also offer training for independent, long-term work.


The six units of the center: nuclear magnetic resonance, electron spin resonance, spectroscopy, X-Ray diffraction, mass-spectrometry and elemental analysis provide services to academic research groups, institutions and industries.   

Prof. David Zitoun


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Nuclear Magnetic Resonance

Bar Ilan's nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) unit is one of the largest in Israel and includes 6 Bruker spectrometer devices (frequencies of 200-700MHz for protons), with one of the instruments dedicated for solids, and the other with a cryo probe for work with proteins and samples at low concentrations. All devices are suitable for 2D experiments and are suitable for nuclides such as 13C, 15N, 31P, 25Mg, 27Al etc.


Dr. Hugo Gottlieb, Head of unit  Phone: 03-5318828

Dr. Keren Keinan-AdamskySolid state NMR,  Phone: 03-5317348

Dr. Michal Afri  Phone: 03-5318304


The unit provides mass spectra (MS) analysis for solutions, gasses and solids. This unit is equipped with GC-MS, HPLC-MS, MALDI and TGA-MS. A variety of quantitative and qualitative analyses (such as HRMS and MS/MS) is provided for both synthetic and natural substances. Professional consultation and interpretation will be given on demand.


Dr. Michal Weitman   03-5318302

Dr. Reut Cohen   03-5318302


Elemental Analysis

The centre for Chemical Services is equipped with a Thermo CHNS-O elemental analysis device, model EA 1110, capable of detection of the elements C,H,N,S and O.


Dr. Merav Tsubery    03-5317920


Inductively-Coupled Plasma (ICP)

Different elements, including halogens  can be detected using the ICP technique, with a SPECTRO ARCOS ICP-OES Multi view device.


Dr. Merav Tsubery    03-5317920



Surface area measurements and adsorption isotherm can be performed for solids and powders using a Quantachrome NOVA 3200E device.


 Prof. Nina Perkas   03-5317769     


Optical Spectroscopy

In the unit for Chemical Analysis, different optical measurements can be performed using different techniques, such as:   


Dr. Michal Ejgenberg  03-5318749  



X-Ray Diffraction (XRD)

Analysis of the structure and composition of crystalline and amorphous materials using X-ray diffraction measurements are performed at our center using a Bruker XRD device, model D8 Advance (powder analysis).    


Bruria Schmerling   03-5317741                           



X-Ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS)

The XPS method allows study of the chemical composition of the surface of materials. Information obtained by this method includes the identification of different elements (except hydrogen) and relative quantity. The Centre holds a Kratos Analytical XPS instrument, model AXIS-HS.


Dr. Gofer Yosef  03-5318954  


Electron Paramagnetic Resonance (EPR)

The centre for EPR (or ESR) owns modern equipment that provides the necessary resources for contemporary research in organo-metallic chemistry, organic radicals, radicals in biology research, antioxidants, electrochemistry, radicals in nano-chemistry and protein research. The centre holds an advanced Bruker, ElexSys 500  instrument (4°- 300 ° K) and an EPR spectrometer – the Bruker EMX 100d.


Dr. Ronit Lavi   03-7384598           


Molecular modelling and computer-driven materials design

Using molecular modelling computer software has a proven potential for streamlining and optimizing development processes such as pharmaceuticals and nanomaterials. The Department of Chemistry owns an advanced computational platform, both on the hardware and software level, enabling a wide variety of structural and energetic calculations (quantum computations, minimization of energy, conformational searches, molecular dynamics, anchoring, statistical modeling and more) on systems ranging from the atomic level to the crystal lattice cell unit. The calculations are carried out by several research groups with many years of experience in computational chemistry, both in academia and industry.

Prof. Hanoch Senderowitz   03-7384588