This is the most powerful solid-state method for determining details of crystal and molecular structures. Our excellent facilities for X-ray diffraction experiments on both powder samples and single crystal samples include two single crystal X-ray diffractometers and four powder X-ray diffractometers. These instruments allow experiments to be carried out under a range of different conditions, including extremes of high and low temperatures.
This technique is used to determine the composition of materials down to levels of one part in a billion parts (ppb).
Thermal Analysis coupled to Mass Spectrometry (TGA-MS)
This technique allows the determination of gaseous degradation products upon heating materials.
This technique is similar to Infra Red spectroscopy and provides further details on functional group characterisation.