Advanced characterisation – Expert analysis

As well as offering conventional measurement and analysis we also offer our clients unique measurement services using state-of-the-art equipment, capable of giving unprecedented insight into their systems. We work with clients on a one-to-one basis and assign experts from a pool of exceptional technicians and researchers to meet their needs. We provide timely measurement services to order, or advise on and implement measurement strategies for short or long term projects and research programmes.


  • SEM scanning electron microscopy
  • Energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDX) chemical identification and mapping
  • TEM transmission electron microscopy


  • X-ray diffraction
  • Pair distribution function
  • Small-angle X-ray scattering


  • Raman
  • Infrared spectroscopy
  • UV-Vis
  • XPS X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy
  • XAFS X-rays absorption fine structure
  • Electron energy loss spectroscopy (EELS) technique

Advanced Techniques

  • X-ray diffraction computed tomography
  • Pair distribution diffraction computed tomography
  • μCT micro computed tomography
  • Fluorescence imaging

Gas Analysis

  • Gas chromatography
  • Mass spectrometry

Obtained information

  • Morphology and elemental mapping
  • Structure solution and crystallography
  • Phase identification, quantification, physical and chemical form
  • Oxidation state, functional groups and active components
  • Chemistry resolved under in situ / in operando conditions
  • Physico chemical mapping in space and time

Read more about our team and clients.