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Accessing Trinity Infrastructure


Industry has a perpetual requirement to access technologies, equipment and expertise to bolster and advance their research & development activities. The cost and availability of this infrastructure and the technical ability to understand the outputs can be prohibitive. Trinity as a national resource houses one of the largest hubs of industry accessible R&D infrastructure in Ireland. Trinity can make available some of the unique infrastructure and enabling infrastructure to industry as part of collaborative research programmes or service agreements.

Advanced Microscopy Lab

  • Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM)
  • Focused Ion Beam (FIB)
  • Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM)
  • Helium Ion Microscopy (HIM)
  • Materials Characterisation/Analytics
  • Electron Beam Lithography (EBL)

Polymer Processing

  • Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC)
  • Thermo-Gravimetric Analysis (TGZ)
  • Dynamic Contact Angie (DCA)
  • Electrical Resistivity
  • Tensile Testing
  • Laboratory Brabender for polymer processing

Photonics Lab

  • Scanning Near-field Optical Microscopy (SNOM)
  • Florescence Life Time Imaging (FLM)
  • SNOM-RAMAN-AFM platform
  • Tunable FS Laser System
  • Pulsed Laser Deposition

Clean Room

  • Chemical Vapour Deposition
  • Thermal Evaporation –Metals/Insulators
  • UV Lithography
  • ICP Etcher
  • Resist Polymer Spinners
  • Laser Mask Writer


  • Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR)
  • X-Ray Diffraction (XRD)
  • X-Ray Photon Electron Spectroscopy (XPS)
  • Stereo Microscopy and Digital Imaging
  • Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM)


  • 400 MHz and 800 MHz NMR
  • X-Rays, small molecule and protein
  • Mass spectrometers
  • Biacore X100
  • Seahorse respirometer
  • Flow cytometer suite
  • Confocal Microscopy suite
  • Cell culturing facilities
  • Transgenic unit


  • Lathes
  • Milling machines
  • CNC Machining Centres
  • 3D-Printing
  • Instron material testing machines
  • Cold spray coating

High Performance Computing & 3D Visualisation

  • 4000 CPU cores with 10TB of RAM,
  • Storage 50TB of high-speed SAS disks
  • 132TB SAN for hi-res digital artifacts
  • 5.59m x 2.32m Rear Projected Powerwall
  • Visualisation stereo-capable workstations

Imaging / Recording

  • Philips Achieva 3T MRI – Clinical Imaging
  • Bruker BioSpec 7T MRI with Cryocoil – Pre-Clinical Imaging
  • 128- and 64- channel Biosemi Active Electrode system for EEG
  • neuroConn stimulator for transcranial brain stimulation with EEG acquisition


  • Liquid Chromatography Suite
  • High Throughput Crystallography
  • Real-time PCR (incl. ViiA7)
  • Ultracentrifuge
  • Thermal analysis (DSC, TGA)
  • Particle sizing
  • UV, FTIR,NIR and Fluorescence Spectroscopy


  • Laser Ablation-Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectrometry (LA-ICP-MS)
  • Inductively Coupled Plasma-Optical Emission Spectrometry (ICP-OES)
  • Powder X-Ray Diffraction (PXRD)
  • Continuous Flow-Isotope Ratio Mass Spectrometry (CF-IRMS)
  • Apatite Fission Track Analysis
  • Petrographic thin section manufacture