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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.

For more information contact Audrey Crosbie

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