Paul O'Brien Group     


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The group is spread over two separate laboratories, one based in the Department of Chemistry and a second in the Manchester Materials Science Centre.  Research is divided in two major areas, synthesis (Department of Chemistry) and deposition (MMSC).  The group is equipped with a variety of CVD reactors, a UV-VIS spectrophotometer, a FT-IR spectrometer with a Diamond Golden Gate ATR accessory, a Photoluminescence spectrometer and a multi-stage X-ray Powder Diffractometer.


Facilities within the group Facilities within the departments

Synthetic Area

Deposition Area

Photoluminescence spectrometer

UV-Visible spectrometer

Deposition Reactors

FT-IR spectrometer

X-ray Powder Diffractometer

N.M.R. and Magic Angle Spin N.M.R.

Transmission Electron Microscopy

Scanning Electron Microscopy

FEG Scanning Electron Microscopy


X-ray Powder Diffraction

High Temperature treatment

Electron Paramagnetic Resonance

Atomic Force Microscopy

X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy

Single Crystal Diffraction

FT-IR Imaging