Current EPSRC mid-range facilities

Mid-range facilities provide expertise and access to equipment in:

EPSRC National Service for Electron Paramagnetic Resonance Spectroscopy

Primary location: The University of Manchester
Lead organisation: The University of Manchester
Other partners: University of Oxford, St Andrews University, Universität Stuttgart, LCMI-CNRS
Summary of service: Electron Paramagnetic Resonance Service (PDF 49KB)
Director(s): Professor David Collison and Professor Eric McInnes
Access Mechanism: Apply to the National EPR Research Facility and Service directly
Performance metrics: Management of National EPR Research Facility and Service
Anticipated end date of current contract: 31 March 2016
EPSRC contact: Simon Crook

EPSRC National Crystallography Service (NCS)

Primary location: University of Southampton
Lead organisation: University of Southampton
Other partners: Diamond
Summary of service: National X-ray Crystallography Service (PDF 58KB)
Director(s): Professor Simon Coles
Access Mechanism: Apply to the National Crystallography Service directly
Performance metrics: Management of the National Crystallography Service (within biennial reports)
Anticipated end date of current contract: 30 April 2015
EPSRC contact: Sally Birse

EPSRC National Centre for III-V Technologies

Primary location: University of Sheffield
Lead organisation: University of Sheffield
Other partners: University of Cambridge, University of Nottingham, University of Glasgow
Summary of service: Epitaxy Service (PDF 52KB)
Director(s): Professor Jon Heffernan
Access Mechanism: Service time funded via application on EPSRC grants - a technical assessment needs to be provided from the facility.
Performance metrics: Quality policy
Anticipated end date of current contract: 30 June 2015
Community Engagement: III-V Roadmap
EPSRC contact: Laura Cadman

EPSRC National Dark Fibre Infrastructure Service

Primary location: University College London
Lead Organisation: University College London
Summary of Service: The service summary can be found on the NDFIS website
Director: Professor Alwyn Seeds
Access Mechanism: Apply to NDFIS directly
Performance indicators: EPSRC NDFIS Performance Indicators to follow
Anticipated end of current contract: 30 September 2018
EPSRC contact: Matthew Scott

Free Electron Laser

Primary location: Radboud University, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Lead organisation: FELIX
Director(s): Britta Redlich
Access Mechanism: Apply for FELIX Beamtime directly
EPSRC contact: Susannah Cooke

EPSRC UK National Service for X-Ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy

Primary location: Newcastle University
Lead organisation: Newcastle University
Other partners: Intertek MSG
Summary of service: X-Ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy Service (PDF 351KB)
Director(s): Professor Peter Cumpson
Access Mechanism: Apply to the X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy service directly
Performance metrics: NEXUS Performance Indicators
Anticipated end date of current contract: 30 April 2016
EPSRC contact: Jaspreet Kular

SuperSTEM

Primary location: Daresbury Science and Innovation campus
Lead organisation: University of Leeds
Other partners: University of Glasgow, University of Liverpool, The University of Manchester, University of Oxford, University of Cambridge, University of Sheffield, University of Warwick
Summary of service: EPSRC National Facility and Service for Aberration-Corrected STEM (PDF 51KB)
Director(s): Mervyn Shannon
Access Mechanism:
Performance metrics: EPSRC National Facility for AC-STEM Key Performance Indicators (KPI)
Anticipated end date of current contract: 14 September 2016
EPSRC contact: Nyree Hill

XMaS: The UK Materials Science Facility at the ESRF

Primary location: European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF), Grenoble
Lead organisation: University of Liverpool
Other partners: University of Warwick
Summary of service: XMas Summary of Service (PDF)
Director(s): Professor Chris Lucas and Dr Tom Hase
Access Mechanism: Apply for XMaS Beamtime directly
Performance metrics: Facility Performance
Anticipated end date of current contract: 14th November 2018
EPSRC contact: Simon Crook

EPSRC National Chemical Database Service

Lead organisation: Royal Society of Chemistry
Website: National Chemical Database Service
EPSRC contact: Talit Ghaffar

EPSRC National Service for Mass Spectrometry

Primary location: Swansea University
Lead Organisation: Swansea University
Summary of Service: The EPSRC National Mass Spectrometry Facility at Swansea University ("The NMSF") (PDF 25KB)
Director: Professor Gareth Brenton
Access Mechanism: Apply to NMSF directly
Performance indictors: EPSRC National Mass Spectrometry Facility Performance Indicators

Anticipated end of current contract: 31 March 2018
EPSRC contact: Eleanor Jaskowska

The UK 850 MHz Solid-State NMR Facility

Primary location: University of Warwick
Lead organisation: University of Warwick
Other partners: University of Cambridge, University of Glasgow, Lancaster University, University of Nottingham, University of Southampton, University of St Andrews
Summary of the Service: The UK 850 MHz Solid-State NMR Facility
Director(s): Professor Steven Brown; Deputy Director: Dr Jeremy Titman
Access Mechanism: Call for applications for the allocation of spectrometer time at The UK 850MHz Solid-State NMR Facility
Performance Metrics: Performance Metrics for the UK 850 MHz Solid-State NMR Facility
Anticipated end of the current contract: 04 January 2020
EPSRC contact: Talit Ghaffar

European Magnetic Field Laboratory (EMFL)

Location: Nijmegan, Grenoble, Toulouse, Dresden
Lead Organisation: University of Nottingham
Access Mechanism: Apply to EMFL
UK Contact: Professor Amalia Patane (University of Nottingham)
EPSRC Contact: David Bowkett
Anticipated End Date of Subscription: November 2020

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