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Chemical Analysis Facility

Electron Microscopy Laboratory (EMLab)


EMLab contains a comprehensive range of microscopes.


The Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) is one of the most versatile and widely used tool of modern science as it allows the study of both morphology and composition of biological and physical materials.


The Transmission Electron Microscope (TEM) allows users to determine the internal structure of materials, both of biological or non-biological origin.

Light Microscope

The Centre has a number of light microscopes, which can be used in their own right, or to complement out other instruments.

Preparation facilities

EMLab provides extensive facilities for preparation of samples for microscopy.

Sample Preparation Laboratory

The Centre provides a variety of sample preparation facilities.

Microtomy Facility

Microtomy encompasses a range of techniques used to produce thin slices, or sections, of samples for examination by microscopy.

Booking and further information

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