Our department is home to outstanding facilities which contribute to the excellent research not only within the department and the wider faculty but are also available for use by external organisations.
Giving academic, public and private sector organisations access to state-of-the-art equipment, to support research in the management and disposal of radioactive wastes from the nuclear fuel cycle.
Sorby Centre for Electron Microscopy
The Sorby Centre at the University of Sheffield is a leading facility, delivering world-class research through the application of advanced electron and ion beam microscopy. The Centre’s capabilities provides, academic and industry researchers insight into the structure and chemistry of materials at the micro and nanoscale.
XRD Research Facility
One of the UK’s leading diffraction-based research facilities, specialising in advanced characterisation of a wide array of solid-state materials, including ceramics, cements, refractories, metals and glasses. The Facility also offers bespoke consultancy services to both university and industrial partners.
Characterisation Small Research Facility (SRF)
The Characterisation SRF specialises in thermal analysis, particle characterisation and molecular spectroscopy, and can offer a bespoke service to external customers.