Electron Microscopy

Analytical Services

Our Electron Microscopy suite is based in the Herschel Building. The X-ray powder diffraction lab and the Chemical Analysis unit are based in the Bedson Building. Fly eye

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Electron microscopy

In our Electron Microscopy (EM) suite we have the following instruments:

X-ray powder diffraction

2 XRD traces

Our primary instrument in the X-ray powder diffraction (XRPD) lab is a PANalytical X'Pert Pro MPD. We also have a second Philips X-ray set that can be used as a back-up instrument if needed:

  • X'Pert Pro Multi-Purpose Diffractometer (PANalytical) - for powder diffraction of various materials
  • PW 1730 X-ray generator with sample spinner stage

Raman Spectroscopy

We have a Yobin Ivon HR800 Confocal Raman Microscope.

Chemical analysis

For chemical analysis we have the following instruments:

  • FT-IR - for characteristaion of functional groups in a diverse range of materials
  • GCMS

Contact us for further details.