Central Analytical Facility

The aim of the Central Analytical Facilities (CAF) is to advance research in the scientific community with exceptional analytical solutions and support. CAF gratefully acknowledge the support of Stellenbosch University, the National Research Foundation and the Department of Science and Technology. We are an open access facility and welcome all clients from academic institutions and industry.

CAF consists of eight operational units built around logical clusters of equipment:

  1. CT Scanner
  2. DNA Sequencer
  3. Fluorescense microscopy
  4. Human movement analysis
  5. ICP-MS & XRF
  6. Mass Spectrometry
  7. Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR)
  8. Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM)

The scientific staff provide the following:

  • advice to potential users on relevant analytical and sample preparation techniques
  • perform analyses for clients
  • train users to perform their own analyses
  • ensure good maintenance, calibration and performance of the equipment.

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