Latest user facilities
KU Leuven and the Université catholique de Louvain (UCL) are investing in a new research and treatment centre for proton therapy. The venture is also being supported by Ghent University Hospital.
World Leading Centre of Excellence in Vibrometry to be Established at MIRA by University of Leicester
UK’s first robot mounted laser vibrometry facility opening in early 2014.
Focused ion-beam microscopy
Fibre preparation laboratory
Femtosecond laser spectroscopy
The Bruker EMX electron spin resonance spectrometer operates at X-band (9-10 GHz) and has an electromagnet capable of fields up to 1 T.
Clean room (CfAI)
Hitachi analytical SU-70 FEG SEMSchottky field emitter operating at 0.5 to 30 kVHight current (>150 nA) for analytical applicationsSecondary electron (SE) imaging:Lower SE detector: SE BSE electrons collected in the chamber provide images with enhanced topographic effects and good depth of field. High efficiency at long working distances.Upper SE detector: secondary ...
High intensity rotating anode diffractometer
Nikon confocal microscope - used for some biological applications, has also been modified for certain specific physics projects.Home built multiphoton (non-linear) microscope - incorporates adaptive optics for in depth imaging where the aberrations induced by the sample are removed using techniques originally developed for ground based astronomical telescopes.Optical tweezers built around a spatial light modulator for ...
Buehler specimen preparation equipment:SimpliMet 1000 mounting press for embedding samples in bakeliteDelta Abrasimet saw for bulk sectioning Isomet 5000 saw for precision sectioning of small and brittle materialsHandimet 2 Roll Grinder for coarse grinding of specimensMetaServ 3000 variable speed grinder-polisher (x3)