The Scientific and Technical Service of Elemental analysis and NIR spectroscopy include techniques to analyse quality parameters of agri-food samples, with the corresponding calibration methods.
Also include equipment for elemental analysis of TC, TOC, TIC, NPOC, TN by combustion and inductively coupled plasma spectrometry (ICP-MS o ICP-OES) for the analysis of a huge range of chemical elements.
The Scientific and Technical Service of Development and application of chromatography and mass spectrometry techniques (DATCEM) provides to companies instrumental resource and support for research in analytical chemistry, in particular separation techniques coupled to mass spectrometry.
These techniques offer multiples applications to research in agri-food, environmental, aroma, cosmetics, metabolomics, etc.
The Scientific and Technical Service of UV-Vis spectrometry use the electromagnetic radiation for the study of atoms and molecules.
The interaction between matter and electromagnetic radiation causes changes in the energy levels of atoms or molecules and this allows them to be measured to extract the maximum information.
The Scientific and Technical Service of Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) provides technology to perform nuclear magnetic resonance experiments of organic compounds in solution.
The unit was created in 2005, after the acquisition of the MERCURYplus AS400 MHz NMR Spectrometer of VARIAN, the first equip of these characteristics of the UdL.
In addition, this service has a Jasco FT-IR 6300 series, a Jasco Raman NRS-7100 laser spectrometer, an Amiston SL water isotope analyser Picarro L2120-i, a Jasco circular dichroims J-815-150-L and a Mettler Toledo precision scales MX5 with a resolution of 1 µg.