CoreMiS, funded by NERC and established by UKCEH, represents a substantial step forward in capabilities for UK environmental science. As a platform dedicated to the study of nanoparticles and nano-scale chemical reactions, it brings new technical scope for analysis at the nano-scale with greater detail and complexity than ever.
Access a single suite of equipment for combined analysis of environmental samples using techniques previously available only as stand-alone approaches.
CoreMiS brings together Raman Imaging and Spectroscopy with Scanning Electron Microscopy and Energy Dispersive X-ray Spectroscopy (RISE-EDS) as a single analytical suite. In a first for the UK, the suite can be used to analyse environmental specimens like sewage, soil and biological samples. With our existing infrared-based equipment, UKCEH will provide a world-leading centre for particulate pollutant detection and biogeochemical analysis by adding nano-meter scale capability.