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ELECTRON MICROSCOPY UNIT

As part of the School of Maths & Physics the University Microscopy Unit has a range of state-of-the-art facilities for materials analysis.

An understanding of materials with new and exciting properties, and the ability to fabricate them, is of great importance to the future well-being of modern, high-tech industries. The development of new media and their exploitation in commercial devices is also relevant to the work carried out by the staff in the University. As well as growing materials and determining their functional properties it is equally important to be able to know and understand the chemistry and crystallography all the way down to an atomic level. The Microscopy Suite is housed in state of the art laboratory space within the new IRCEP.

In 2000 we obtained 1.4M of EPSRC funding to provide a new high resolution transmission electron microscope, a focused ion beam microscope and thin film X-ray diffractometer. A new 300+K JEOL 6500F field-emission SEM with both EDX and WDX analytical capabilities has just been commissioned.

In other pages we list the facilities and services that are available for use, by users within and outside the University.






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