Chemical analysis

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. 

  • Argon plasma torch
    Inductively coupled plasma (ICP) techniques

    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.

  • The Dionex ICS-3000
    Ion chromatography

    Determination of ions is performed using conductivity, UV-visible or electrochemical detectors. Learn about this method and its applications.

  • Thermo Finnigan EA112 Elemental Analyser
    CHN elemental analysis

    Find out about CHN elemental analysis, where solids are combusted and the resulting oxides of carbon, hydrogen and nitrogen are analysed chromatographically.

Contact details

For further information or to discuss your analytical requirements contact:

Dr Stanislav Strekopytov
Tel: +44 (0)20 7942 5498
Fax: +44 (0)20 7942 5811

Our chemical analysis instruments