The electronics shop provides support for electrical design, construction, and repair. When appropriate, we also provide software development support in the context of instrument design and construction.
1101 University Ave.
Room S307 (subbasement)
Madison, WI 53706
Design and Fabrication
We design and build analog and digital circuits for research and teaching laboratories. Common circuits include detector pre-amplifiers, signal conditioning amplifiers, computer interfaces, motor drivers, high voltage and high frequency circuits, and specialized power supplies.
We etch double-sided printed circuit boards (PCB) for prototyping.
Consultation for Circuit Designs and Troubleshooting
If you need advice concerning the electronics for your experiment, stop by the shop, call us, or send us an email.
Electronic Parts Sales
We have an extensive stock of new and obsolete discrete components, integrated circuits, connectors, switches, resistors, capacitors, IC sockets, wire and cable, enclosures, and more.
We make short-term loans of equipment including power supplies, meters, function generators, oscilloscopes, etc. to research groups in the chemistry department.
Items we repair include laboratory instruments, power supplies, hot/stir plates, heatguns, ovens, and more. If you have a question about what we can repair, please stop by, call us, or send us an email.
The electronics shop has setup an Internet of Things network for data-logging applications within the Department of Chemistry.2021-06-30
Potent Reductants via Electron-Primed Photoredox Catalysis: Unlocking Aryl Chlorides for Radical Coupling
Nicholas G. W. Cowper, Colleen P. Chernowsky, Oliver P. Williams, and Zachary K. Wickens; Journal of the American Chemical Society We describe a new catalytic strategy to transcend the energetic limitations of visible light by …2020-01-17
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Journal of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry2021-11-03
Review of Scientific Instruments2021-04-15
Frontiers in Plant Science2020-07-10
Journal of Open Source Software2019-01-17
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The Chemistry Shops participated with other facilities throughout the department to advertise our graduate program via CHOPS: the Chemistry Opportunities program. Click below to see the slides prepared for this program. 2020-10-13-CHOPS Chemistry Opportunities (CHOPs)2020-10-05
Blaise Thompson led a “birds of a feather” session in which students, scientists, and engineers compared notes about strategies for using Python for driving scientific instrumentation. Several people volunteered to present, and over 100 people …2020-07-08
Blaise Thompson coached five Madison high schoolers in Science Olympiad. Each student built their own digital thermometer as well as learning the theory and practice of analog and digital detector design.2020-05-01
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