College of Science and Engineering

Advanced Microscopy Facility

Welcome to Advanced Microscopy Centre which offers expert and specialist support to students, researchers, academics and industry. We have a comprehensive range of light microscopes, electron microscopes, imaging processing and analysis software providing support to a range of disciplines within the University, external research organisations and industry clients. Our equipment is integrated with sophisticated software for image analysis, image processing and x-ray characterisation of materials, with facilities for rapid report generation.

AMC offers

  • High Resolution Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM)
  • Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM)
  • Low-vacuum SEM, with large chamber
  • Environmental Scanning Electron Microscopy
  • Light / optical microscopy
  • Electron backscatter diffraction (EBSD)
  • EDS (Energy Dispersive Spectrometry)
  • WDS (Wavelength Dispersive Spectrometry)
  • Mineral analysis
  • Micro XRF analysis
  • Cathodoluminescence
  • Micro Computed Tomography (CT) scanning

Microscopes and consultancy

All the instruments are available to all users (University staff, postgraduates and undergraduates) within the University and particularly within the College of Science and Engineering. We also welcome industrial users (see consultancy).

The Centre comprises of various instruments which have a total value of £4million and which is spread across the College of Science and Engineering. More details of the instruments can be found on the advanced microscopy instruments page.

For further information on access to any of the instruments please contact

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