Four Service Groups support the research fields of INM in their work. The Service Group Chemical Analytics provides analytical tools and knowldege ranging from standard characterization procedures to the development of complex new analysis routes. The Service Group Physical Analytics covers electron optical and X-ray analytical investigations. The Service Group Engineering deals with the development and construction of devices and components for the Program Divisions, from small laboratory scale equipment up to pilot plant scale devices. The Library of the INM provides services in the area of information and documentation.