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Analytical Laboratories

MODEL Various
AVAILABILITY Facilities open 24/7 (security approval required outside usual teaching times) Technical staff available 9am-5pm Please note that these facilities are used for timetabled teaching activities.
CONTACT 1 External enquiries: Martine Dobson - Funding, Development & Support
CONTACT 2 Internal enquiries: Tony Dickson - Principal Technician
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The analytical laboratories are equipped with state of the art equipment for a large variety of analyses. These include gas and liquid chromatographic separations together with Mass spectrometric detectors for the analysis of unknown compounds as well as quantification of specific chemicals of interest. Also we have various Atomic spectrometric instruments such as SEM-EDX, Atomic Absorption Spectrometers and an Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometer for elemental analysis of unknown substances and quantification of trace levels of metals. Two new NMR instruments are available for the investigation of molecular structure of organic materials.

These facilities are available for both undergraduate teaching and projects as well as for research and can be used by any of the Schools or Services in the University.

Key equipment available

  • 4 Capillary Gas Chromatographs
  • 3 GC-Mass Spectrometer systems with autosamplers, pyrolysis accessory and *Headspace analysis capability.
  • 4 HPLC systems
  • LC-MS
  • Ion Chromatograph
  • 4 FT-IR spectrometers
  • UV, Visible and near-IR spectrophotometers.
  • Raman spectrometer
  • Fluorescence spectrometer
  • ICP-MS
  • Atomic Absorption spectrophotometer
  • Flame Photometer
  • 300 MHz and 400 MHz NMR spectrometers with multinuclear and solid state probes
  • Scanning Electron Microscope with EDX
  • Transmission Electron Microscope
  • X-Ray Diffraction
  • X-Ray Fluorescence spectrometer
  • Thermal Analysis equipment

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Last Updated: 7th November, 2016