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Mass Spectrometry

The Mass Spectrometry service has developed a strong research support function for clients, both internal and external to the University.

Mass spectrometry involves the study of matter through the formation of gas phase ions that are characterised by their mass, charge, structure and/or physio-chemical properties. Typical classes of compounds that are analysed by mass spectrometry cover a wide range of chemical space, including small gaseous molecules, small molecules, biomolecules, synthetic polymers and inorganics.

We have a range of spectrometers capable of analysing a variety of sample types
The Spectrometry Service

We support research across the University. For example, the Characterisation and Analytics Group focuses on organic/bio-organics mass spectrometry and we offer open access mass spectrometers together with application-specific instruments and techniques to support the team.

Additional research-specific instruments are used as part of the mass spectrometry research group under the supervision of Dr John Langley.

We have built up a varied client portfolio, with clients from the pharmaceutical, chemical and oilfield industries, small and medium enterprises, custom synthesis houses, government agencies, universities and many more. The service offers a wide range of state-of-the-art mass spectrometery systems that are capable of dealing with all sample types and a wide array of client demands. 

For further information please contact:  Dr John Langley or Julie Herniman

Tel: +44 (0) 23 8059 3320



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