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Sorby Centre: Facility operating normally. For training and access registration requests please email providing your full name and IT Services (CiCS) user ID.

XRD Research Facility: Siemens D5000 (Cu, HTXRD) offline due to a fault with no ETA as yet; see recent email correspondence for information about the detector sharing between STOE PSD systems (CuPSD working currently). Raman: the 785nm laser has been returned after repairs, reinstalled, and is awaiting testing. For training or queries, email To report issues, complete this form.

Micropreparation:  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 hereChristmas Closure: Please note the lab will be closed from 4:30pm on Friday 20th December and will reopen 9am on Thursday 2nd January 2020

NanoCharaterisation (G5a/C9d):   All instruments are operational.  For training or queries on these instruments, please contact Dawn Bussey: 

Arc Melting: The Buhler Am 0,0.5 is currently in-operational and no new users can be trained on it 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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