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Research Facilities

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Department of Chemistry

The Department of Chemistry at the University of Malta has some cutting-edge instrumentation, that provide excellent facilities to our staff and students in research.  

If you require characterisation and analysis to be performed or are interested in collaborative research please find out more information by contacting Malta University Laboratory Services

Key Facilities

  • NMR 500 MHz (multinuclear facility)
  • High Resolution Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy (both graphite furnace and flame)
  • X-Ray Fluorescence (energy dispersive)
  • Dynamic Light scattering with electrophoretic facility

These key facilities were purchased through European Region development funds though the grants ERDF 018 and ERDF 309.



The Department has the capabilities to perform the following:

  • Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy
  • ICP OES Analysis
  • Metal contents in solution. (e.g. water analysis, pollution in the sea).
  • Metal contents in solids and powders
  • Infrared spectroscopy
  • Ultraviolet spectroscopy
  • Polarimetry
  • Liquid chromatrography (including hyphenation with MS)
  • Gas chromatography (including hyphenation with MS)
  • Ion chromatography
  • Surface tensiometry
  • Surface wetting of powders
  • Powder characterisation
  • Particle sizing through laser diffraction and dynamic light scattering
  • Zeta potential determination
  • Hot-stage microscopy
  • Crystal transformations
  • Crystallization temperatures
  • Crystal Structure Prediction
  • Crystal energy landscapes


National Chemistry Symposium

The Department of Chemistry will be hosting the National Chemistry Symposium 2019. 

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Last Updated: 26 April 2019

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