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Analytical Laboratories

The analytical laboratories are equipped with state of the art equipment for a large variety of analyses

A student using the analytical laboratories

The analytical laboratories are equipped with state of the art equipment for a large variety of analyses. These include gas and liquid chromatographic separations together with Mass spectrometric detectors for the analysis of unknown compounds as well as quantification of specific chemicals of interest. Also we have various Atomic spectrometric instruments such as SEM-EDX, Atomic Absorption Spectrometers and an Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometer for elemental analysis of unknown substances and quantification of trace levels of metals. Two new NMR instruments are available for the investigation of molecular structure of organic materials.

These facilities are available for both undergraduate teaching and projects as well as for research and can be used by any of the Schools or Services in the University.

A student using the analytical laboratories 

A student using the analytical laboratories

A scanning electron microscope 

A student using the analytical laboratories

A student using the analytical laboratories 

A student using the analytical laboratories

Key equipment available

4 Capillary Gas Chromatographs
3 GC-Mass Spectrometer systems with autosamplers, pyrolysis accessory and Headspace analysis capability.
4 HPLC systems
LC-MS
Ion Chromatograph
4 FT-IR spectrometers
UV, Visible and near-IR spectrophotometers.
Raman spectrometer
Fluorescence spectrometer
ICP-MS
Atomic Absorption spectrophotometer
Flame Photometer
300 MHz and 400 MHz NMR spectrometers with multinuclear and solid state probes
Scanning Electron Microscope with EDX
Transmission Electron Microscope
X-Ray Diffraction
X-Ray Fluorescence spectrometer
Thermal Analysis equipment

Contact staff

Jim Donnelly | Senior Technician
+44 (0)1772 893529 | Maudland Building MB114
JCDonnelly@uclan.ac.uk

Tamar Garcia Sorribes | Technician
+44 (0)1772 894345 | Maudland Building MB114
TGarcia-sorribes@uclan.ac.uk

Pat Cookson | Senior Technician
+44 (0)1772 893734 | Maudland Building MB114
PDCookson1@uclan.ac.uk

LIS Customer Support Team LISCustomerSupport@uclan.ac.uk
+44 (0)1772 89 5355

Location

J B Firth building – JBF014-023

Opening times, guides and charges

Facilities open 24/7 (security approval required outside usual teaching times) Technical staff available 9am-5pm
Please note that these facilities are used for timetabled teaching activities.

Industry support (IGA work)

Hire of Facility
Please contact Tony Dickson +44 (0)1772 893506 TDickson@uclan.ac.uk