Equipment & Facilities

Equipment & Facilities

Following is a list of key items of equipment/instrumentation available at the PMBRC.

  • 400 MHz NMR System, including Solid State Probe – Joel ECX-400
  • Near/Mid/Far FTIR Spectrometer, with Microscope – Varian 660-IR & 610-IR
  • ICP-Optical Emission Spectrometer – Varian 710-ES
  • UV Spectrometer – Shimadzu UV-2401PC
  • Fluorescence Spectrometer – Varian CARY Eclipse
  • Ultra-Low Light Level Spectrometer – Princeton Instruments
  • Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) – Hitachi S-2460N
  • Atomic Force Microscope (AFM) – Bruker Dimension Icon (Glovebox mounted), with the following modes: Contact (liquid/ambient), Tapping (liquid/ambient), Peak Force, Torsional Resonance AFM, Peak Force Kelvin Probe, Peak Force Tunnelling, Tunnelling AFM, Peak Force Quantitative Nanomechanical Mapping, Conductive AFM, Photoconductive AFM, Scanning Tunnelling Microscopy (STM)
  • Fluorescence Microscope – Olympus BX51
  • Optical Microscopy – Wide range of optical microscopes available at the PMBRC
  • Environmental Chamber (Temp & RH) – Memmert HPP 110
  • Microwave Digester – CEM, MARS 6
  • Karl Fischer (Water Determination) – Metrohm 701 KF Titrino & 703 Ti Stand
  • Aerosol Jet Printer – Optomec AJ300
  • Nanolithography System – Eulitha PHABLE
  • Thin Film Vacuum Coating System – Edwards AUTO 306
  • Plasmonic Sensor Characterisation Suite – Hamamatsu Opto-Spectrum Generator (OSG); ANDOR ICON charge-coupled device (ccd) camera; ANDOR complementary metal-oxide semiconductor (CMOS) camera
  • Spin-coater – Laurell WS 400B

The following equipment will available at the PMBRC in late 2020:

  • Benchtop Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM), with Energy Dispersive X-ray Spectroscopy (EDX)
  • X-ray Diffractometer (XRD)

A comprehensive list of the analytical equipment in the Irish third level sector is available at