Learn about some of the techniques that are used by researchers in universities or industry if they want to analyse materials or compounds they have made.

Chromatography – separate mixtures of chemicals;

Fluorescence Microscopy

IR spectroscopy

Luminescence spectroscopy

Mass spectrometry


  • SEM (Scanning electron microscopy)
  • TEM (Transmission electron microscopy)

Melting point

MRI (magnetic resonance imaging)

NMR (nuclear magnetic resonance)


TGA (thermogravimetric analysis)

UV-vis absorption spectroscopy

X-Ray Diffraction (XRD)