Facilities

We use two different laboratory units where we conduct our own experimental work and we collaborate with labs from other research groups to get access to other expertise, instrumentations and software.

A – LGM06

In this laboratory, we study surface processes and aqueous speciation. To this end we have a general wet chemistry laboratory with 4 benches and various instruments and software licenses including:

  • 2 Potentiostat for voltammetric determinations (Au and HDME electrodes, both from Metrohm)
  • 1 Potentiometric Titrator (Titrando)
  • 1 Incubator
  • 1 Autoclave
  • 1 UV/Vis spectrophotometer (Jenway)
  • Ion selective electrodes: CO2, H+, Cu
  • Columns and pumps
  • UV irradiation
  • We have software licences for Gaussian and HYPERQUAT

B – MAGIC Labs

In the MAGIC laboratories, we conduct our  isotope work. We have two large clean laboratory with Class 100 fume hoods, including a perchloric fume hood. The instruments include

  • 2 multi collector ICP-MS (Nu Instruments)
  • 1 Thermal Ionisation Mass Spectrometer (Triton)
  • 1 Microwave digestion oven (MLS)
  • Various hot plates for acid digestion
  • High precision balance

C – Collaborations 

  • CHN Analyzer, in collaboration with Baruch Spiro
  • Various imaging facilities incl. TEM, SEM, EDX-SEM, in collaboration with Steve Skinner
  • Quadrupole ICP-MS, Agilent, in collaboration with Sam Krevor
  • Ion chromatography for anions and cations, Metrohm, in collaboration with Matt Jackson
  • NMR, TIC and HPLC, in collaboration with Ramon Vilar
  • FTIR and Raman Spectroscopy, in collaboration with Mark Septhon
  • LC-MS/MS, in collaboration with Gerard Larrouy
  • Plant growth chambers, in collaboration with Colin Turnbull
  • BayesMixQt for change point modelling calculations, in collaboration with Kerry Gallagher