Sorby Centre for Electron Microscopy and Microanalysis

Transmission electron microscope diffraction pattern of aluminium alloy 2006.

As one of the leading centres for electron microscopy in the UK, we support and deliver world-leading research into the investigation of the microstructure and chemistry of materials.

Alongside entry-level microscopes used for training and routine investigations, the Sorby Centre houses state-of-the-art equipment from manufacturers familiar to those working in the industry - FEI, JEOL, Phillips, Camscan and CAMECA.

The Sorby Centre continues to follow its long established and renowned tradition of excellence, using advanced transmission and scanning electron microscopy to investigate the microstructure and chemistry of materials. The experience and expertise of the centre and its staff are available for use by university staff, and postgraduate and undergraduate students. In addition these services are available to the industrial sector through our consultancy services.

3d Printed Fibers The surface of a ceramic sample. Chromium oxide residue formed by splashes from a steel pouring cup.
lithium cobalt manganese oxide which can be used to make a battery, like the one you'd find in your Oxide crystals Porous material lying on a fibrous material
High magnification image of a tissue engineering scaffold with a multiscale porosity. Steel oxide interface This is a highly porous material we have designed for cell culture.