Spectroscopy Visits

our Mass Spectrometer

Held on selected Wednesday afternoons in the autumn and spring in university term time

Schools and colleges frequently bring their year 12 or 13 classes for our spectroscopy workshops, designed to tie-in with current A-level specifications.

The day begins with an introductory presentation in lecture theatre three (LT3) to the general phenomena of spectroscopy and spectrometry by a member of academic staff.

This is followed by a tour of our facilities and a chance to meet our experts; David Dunbar who runs the mass spectrometry service; Dr. Corinne Wills in the Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) centre, Dr. Zuleykha McMillan for infra-red spectroscopy and Dr. Mike Probert in the X-ray crystallography suite.

After the tour of the building, we return to LT3 for a 30 minute problem solving class where the students can use their analytical skills to assign spectra and identify unknown compounds.

Approximate timings for a visit: 

1:30pm - 2:45pm - spectroscopy lecture in LT3
2:45pm - 4:00pm - tour of the spectroscopic facilities
4pm - 4:30pm - Problem-solving workshop in LT3

These visits are very popular so please book in advance.

Why not consider combining a half-day laboratory session with a half-day spectroscopy visit to make a full day event?

For further information please contact us.