Technical Platform

The Platform of Analysis and Characterisation (PAC) consists of all the instrumentation present in the Pôle chimie Balard institutes (ICGM, IBMM, IEM and ICSM), the ENSCM and the common services of the Université de Montpellier attached to the chemistry laboratories [Laboratoire de Mesures Physiques (L.M.P.), X-ray and gamma ray spectroscopy network] applied to three main types of studies:

  • Analysis and characterisation of solid materials
  • Characterisation of organic molecules and macromolecules
  • Characterisation of materials and solutions used in separation processes

The platform makes available to users state-of-the-art facilities and broad scientific expertise in the field of the chemical sciences.

Open to the academic and industrial scientific communities, the Platform of Analysis and Characterisation disposes of 11 types of instrumentation :

  • X-ray diffraction / diffusion / fluorescence
  • Infrared and Raman spectroscopy
  • Thermal analysis and calorimetry
  • Mössbauer spectroscopy
  • Photoelectron spectroscopy
  • Measurements of magnetism and electron paramagnetic resonance spectroscopy
  • Near-field electron microscopy
  • Textural analysis and surface properties
  • Nuclear magnetic resonance (liquid and solid state)
  • Elemental analysis and chiroptical measurements
  • Mass spectrometry


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Institut Charles Gerhardt Montpellier - Direction

  • Pôle Chimie Balard Recherche
  • CC 043 - 1919 route de Mende
  • 34293 Montpellier cedex 5
  • Tel: +33 (0)4 67 61 36 14
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