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Sorby Centre: Most equipment operating normally, please check with Staff for specific details. Sirion and Tecnai T20 currently out of service awaiting repair.

XRD Research Facility: Most machines are now online and available to book. The STOE STADI P (Cu) systems require further work to complete the generator replacement and will be down for some time yet. The Siemens D5000 (Cu, HTXRD) also requires minor remedial workFor training or queries, contact

Micropreparation:  Thank you for bearing with us during the health and safety work.  This facility is now open with the exception of the Phoenixes.  Please note that access to chemicals for etching will require you to have completed a new CoSHH form.  For training or queries, please contact and fill out the registration form (if not done already) available here.

Characterisation Research Facility: For training or queries please contact Registration forms required before using the Facility can be found here.

AFM/Nanoindentation:  All instruments are operational.  For training or queries on these instruments, please contact Dawn Bussey: 

Arc Melting: All arc melters are not operational at the moment.  Restrictions to 3 sessions in a 14 day period temporarily applied to Buhler Am 0,0.5.  No new users can be trained at the moment - sorry. 

For booking system queries, please contact staff at the facility you wish to use or are having issues with. If your access to a facility has expired, please email the appropriate contact above giving (i) your name, (ii) your uCard expiry date (for students) or contract expiry date (for staff), and (iii) your new charge code, or username if applicable. This booking system is not affiliated with any online TUOS systems, and so will not update anything unless you take action at such times.

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