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About Us

The Chemical Analysis Facility is a state-of-the-art instrument suite that underpins the chemical aspects of world-class research at the University of Reading. Read about our staff

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Booking Instrument Time

How to arrange analysis of your samples



The NMR facility offers four state of the art NMR spectrometers capable of running most experiments of interests to researchers.

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Mass Spectrometry

Mass Spectrometry is supported by five spectrometers providing modern methods of mass analysis.

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X-Ray Diffraction and Scattering

The Xray laboratory has state of the art facilities for single crystal, powder and small angle scattering xray diffraction.

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Optical Spectroscopy

Details of optical spectroscopy instruments and services available.

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Thermal Analysis

The thermal analysis laboratory contains a suite of high performance instrumentation that can  investigate a wide range of materials.


Electron Microscopy Laboratory

 EMLab provides cutting edge microscopy services and solutions across the Sciences


Prof  Chris Collins

Email: c.d.collins@reading.ac.uk  

Tel : +44 (0)118 378 8910

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