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.

AFM (atomic force microscopy) vs STM (scanning tunneling microscopy)

Chromatography – separate mixtures of chemicals (Adsorption chromatography, GC, HPLC)

Electron microscopy – use electron beams to study materials

IR spectroscopy

Luminescence spectroscopy

Mass spectrometry

MRI (magnetic resonance imaging)

NMR (nuclear magnetic resonance)


TGA (thermogravimetric analysis)

UV-vis absorption spectroscopy

X-Ray Diffraction (XRD)