Leeds Electron Microscopy and Spectroscopy Centre

Leeds Electron Microscopy and Spectroscopy Centre (LEMAS) is internationally renowned as a leading research centre in microscopic and spectroscopic characterisation of solid materials.

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Detailed Description

We aim to develop and underpin materials characterisation techniques to examine the morphology, structure and chemical composition of materials at length scales, which can be as small as atomic dimensions. This constitutes a key aspect in understanding both a material’s physical behaviour, such as the electronic, thermal, magnetic and mechanical properties, and its chemical behaviour.

Working with business

LEMAS is the bridge between state-of-the-art academic research facilities and the needs of local industry, consultancy investigations, research organisations and business. If you need help in materials analysis we can advise on the appropriate techniques for your particular needs at the right cost. We have highly trained and qualified personnel with the necessary experience to provide a high quality, friendly and comprehensive service to both academic and industrial users.

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To discuss your requirements please contact royce@leeds.ac.uk 


Materials characterisation lies at the interface between the physical and engineering sciences, it also increasingly covers many areas of the biological sciences. LEMAS offers specialist technologies including:

•High spatial resolution microanalysis
•Light element composition
•Elemental distributions
•Chemical state information
•Segregation phenomena
•Imaging microporous materials
•Cross sectional microscopy and analysis.