Additional Analytical Services
The School of Chemistry is equipped with a wide variety of additional
analytical chemistry instrumentation which can be made available to
The School has an excellent track record in providing its wide range
of analytical services in the support of experimental work commissioned
by external clients.
Instrumentation Details and Contacts
- X-Ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS)
- XPS is a surface chemical analysis technique that can be used
to analyze the chemistry of the surface of a material. By analysing
the way that the surface interacts with a beam of x-rays, the chemical
elements and their oxidation states can be determined.
- Please contact Dr Ron Brown
- Raman spectroscopy, Infra-red spectroscopy (IR) and Ultraviolet/Visible Spectrosopy (UV/Vis)
- IR and UV spectra display features characteristic of certain chemical structures and are routinely used to "fingerprint" samples.
- Raman is a complimentary technique to both IR and UV/Vis and is particularly sensitive to molecular vibrations and rotations.
- Confocal Raman spectroscopy, capable of obtaining data as a function of distance from a surface, is also available.
- Please contact Dr Colin
- Fluorescence lifetime spectroscopy and imaging.
- Chemicals that fluoresce can be used as markers to follow chemical processes, since the fluorescence can be sensitive to various factors such as temperature, bonding for example. The progress of a chemical reaction can therefore be monitored and the fluorescence can be used to generate an image of the distribution of a chemical at a given time point in a reaction.
- Please contact Dr Anita
- Biomass fermentation, oligonucleotides synthesis, gene cloning
- The service offers three complementary technologies: specialised DNA oligonucleotide synthesis, large scale fermentation and gene cloning.
- Our primary aim is to help you with your research.
- Please contact Dr David Dryden, or see the full details of the service.