Facilities and equipment
The Chemistry Department at Durham University provides services to our in-house research and student populations. We also interact with various UK and overseas companies and with other universities and research institutions.
We are a recognised centre of excellence in crystallography, attracting academic collaborations from all over the world due to our unique range of instrumentation. Our state-of-the art equipment for powder diffraction measurements and members of staff have considerable expertise in all aspects of this analytical technique. We also host a biennial residential training course on powder diffraction and Rietveld refinement.
Our Mass Spectrometry Service houses a suite of instruments with overall functionality designed to handle any MS or tandem MS application.
We have expert provision of both solution state and solid-state NMR, using a suite of Bruker and Varian NMR spectrometers.
Other services and facilities include:
- Thermal Analysis
- Elemental Micronalysis (CHN, ICP)
- Ion Beam Analysis
- Scanning Probe Microscopy
- Chromatography / Separation Science
- Fluorescence Spectroscopy
- Raman Microscopy