About us

The Imaging Centre at Liverpool, ICaL (formerly NiCaL), is a leading multi-disciplinary research facility for the characterisation of materials by electron microscopy and spectroscopy. 

We provide expertise in electron microscopy techniques and sample preparation for solid materials and offer new capabilities in the characterisation of materials in liquid and gas environments at high spatial resolution using state-of-the-art operando/in-situ instrumentation.

Our multi-user facility is open to the University of Liverpool research community and collaborative academics from external institutions. We also offer services to local and national industry, businesses, and consultancy projects at competitive costs.

Our expert staff offer full instrument training, technical support and collaborative research assistance.

To discuss how we can help your needs, please email or call +44 (0)151 794 5380.