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 and Microanalysis
Advanced transmission and scanning electron microscopy to investigate the microstructure and chemistry of materials. The Centre undertakes microanalysis for external customers, allowing complete structural and microstructural characterisation of materials from the micro to the 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.