The Museum's analysis centre provides a range of chemical analysis techniques for the study of rocks and minerals, natural waters, biological, synthetic and environmental samples.
Find out about ICP-AES and ICP-MS and their applications. Each technique uses inductively coupled plasma to ionise samples but the subsequent analysis differs.
Determination of ions is performed using conductivity, UV-visible or electrochemical detectors. Learn about this method and its applications.
Find out about CHN elemental analysis, where solids are combusted and the resulting oxides of carbon, hydrogen and nitrogen are analysed chromatographically.