The Natural History Museum’s versatile Imaging and Analysis Centre contains an extensive range of sophisticated instruments that can be used for a wide variety of research purposes.
It is staffed by specialists experienced in the preparation and analysis of:
The facilities are available for consultancy work and for use by:
Find out about the complementary techniques on offer for determining the concentrations of elements and chemical species in a wide range of samples. These include ion chromatography and inductively coupled plasma techniques.
The Museum’s micro-analysis instruments present the opportunity to conduct both qualitative and quantitative elemental analysis of samples. Learn about the instruments and their capabilities.
The centre offers a variety of instrumentation for both 2D and 3D imaging of samples including scanning electron microscopes, a confocal microscope, a transmission electron microscope and state-of-the-art computed tomography scanners. Find out more about the techniques and instruments available.
Meet the people who work in the Museum's Imaging and Analysis Centre.