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Sorby Centre: Facility is open for trained and approved researchers. For new user registration requests please complete this formFor all other enquiries please contact the Facility Manager,, in the first instance to discuss your requirements.

X-ray Laboratory: New instrument costs: £11.97/h for D2, Aeris, Xpert and STOE. £34.01/h for Empyrean, £21.39/h for Zetium. Extra costs for instruments in high temp mode. Email with access request or and enquiries.

Raman Laboratory: The instrument is now ready for use in its new home at the RDC. Users will need to complete the local lab and building inductions before being reapproved for the machine.

Micropreparation: For training or queries, please

Characterisation Research Facility: For training or queries please contact Registration forms required before using the Facility can be found hereThe Characterisation lab is reopening under limited capacity for approved projects only. 

NanoCharaterisation: New instrument costs: £16.12/h multimode, £12.21/h Contour GT, £25.38/h Dimension XR, £17.83/h Nanotest Vantage, £9.23/h TI premier, £17/h Icon & Resolve. Contact for training .

Arc Melting: Please contact for queries.

Sheffield Tomography Centre (STC): Users can access their data *remotely* via Splashtop and the Workstation PCs – please get in touch with Ria for the remote access instructions. No user access to the lab currently, unless we have agreed you are a ‘power user’ to be trained.

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 t

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