The labs

Photo of larger Skabara group lab

Photo of smaller Skabara group lab

Photo of Skabara group glovebox lab

Photo of Skabara group atomic force microscope

The Skabara group are currently based in a suite of modern labs housed within the Joseph Black Building at the University of Glasgow. We have a wide variety of in-house instrumentation for sample preparation and analysis, as well as a double glovebox for device fabrication and testing. Our group instrumentation includes:

  • 2 x CH Instruments potentiostats (CHI602E and CHI660E)
  • A Shimadzu UV-2600 UV-Vis (can be coupled to a potentiostat for spectroelectrochemistry)
  • A Biotage Initiator microwave reactor
  • A Netzsch DSC 214 Polyma differential scanning calorimeter
  • A Netzsch TG 209 F3 Tarsus thermogravimetric analyser
  • A Bruker Innova atomic force microscope
  • A Retsch MM400 ball mill
  • Preparative and analytical gel permeation chromatographs (Malvern and Japan Analytical Industry)

The School of Chemistry also has shared instrumentation available for use, including:

  • Mass spectrometers
  • Elemental analysers
  • Bruker NMRs
  • Raman spectroscopy
  • Scanning electron microscopy
  • X-ray diffraction

There is also an in-house glassblowing workshop for glassware repairs and custom glassblowing requests.

Information about using the shared School of Chemistry instrumentation can be found on the School's webpages.