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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