The combinatorial technologies pioneered by Ilika are particularly suited to materials research based upon the use of metal alloys, chalcogenides, mixed and doped oxides, hydrides, nitrides and carbides as well as unique and novel polymers. Ilika has state of the art work-flows incorporating patented technology which are capable of producing large sample arrays. These arrays can be then be rapidly screened and characterised using a wide variety of high throughput analytical techniques linked to bespoke Informatics software.