Materials Analysis

Powder diffraction methods being used to characterise a range of materials

Whether for failure analysis, contamination identification, comparison of parts from different suppliers or new product development, most industries benefit from analysis of their raw or processed materials in one form or another. With experts spanning many scientific disciplines and a vast range of experimental tools at our disposal, we can provide quality analysis of any materials whether natural or synthetic, chemical or biological and from atomic to bulk scales.

Materials analysis encompasses a wide range of techniques to characterise materials as diverse as small chemicals, polymers and plastics, composites and amalgams, crystalline substances, metals, construction materials or biological cells and tissues. We can perform an equally diverse range of analyses, from identifying elemental composition through determining molecular structure to surface imaging or other physical measurements such as electrical conductivity measurements.

We can access multiple forms of spectroscopy, imaging platforms and mass spectrometric workflows to tackle problems such as corrosion testing, failure/integrity characterisations, compositional investigations or determining identity. We can supply all your materials testing needs.


A scientists inspects materials using an optical microscope

Key industrial sectors that need materials analysis include

Chemicals Industry


Food Manufacturing

Manufacturing and Construction

Renewable energy



Tools and technologies of relevance include

Molecular spectroscopies

Imaging modalities

Mass spectrometry

Physical measurements