Spectroscopy Visits

our Mass Spectrometer

These are held year-round on demand (usually Wednesday afternoons 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: 

1:45pm - 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.