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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



Professor Laurence Harwood


Tel: +44 (0) 118 378 7417


Ms Sherrie Foo


Tel: +44 (0) 118 378 4616









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 Online instrument booking system is now available for the following platforms

Please note training must be completed before you get access to the booking system.  For further information please contact the Technical Lead


Thermal booking

Optical Spectroscopy booking

EMLab booking system





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