Micra’s research facilities combine top of the range equipment with highly trained and experienced staff.

MiCRA has access to fully equipped research laboratories facilitating wet chemistry, sample preparation and electrochemical and spectroscopic analysis. Furthermore, the centre has full access to wider laboratory and analytical facilities across IT-Tallaght including;

Chromatographic analysis – LC and GC MS, HS/SPME, SPE, GCMS, LCMS/PDA µHPLC, capillary electrophoresis;

Surface science – Scanning electron microscope (Jeol JSM 6390 LV), atomic force microscopy, scanning electrochemical microscopy, Ellipsometry, Langmuir Blodgett, contact angle and Drop shape analyser, STM, confocal microscopy;

Spectroscopic – NMR Bruker 500 MHz and 300 MHz Spectrometers; Multipurpose FT-NIR analyser, Raman and UV/Vis, fluorescence spectroscopy, Q-TOF LC-MS, Thermogravimetry analysis and differential scanning calorimetry;

Particle size analysis – Malvern Laser 2000 Rheometry.

Elemental analysis – Flame and Graphite Furnace Atomic Absorption Spectrometry.