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EPSRC Reference: EP/K005138/1
Title: University of Nottingham - Equipment Account
Principal Investigator: Williams, Professor PM
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Department: Research and Innovation (Admin)
Organisation: University of Nottingham
Scheme: Standard Research
Starts: 01 November 2012 Ends: 31 October 2022 Value (£): 15,523,196
EPSRC Research Topic Classifications:
Analytical Science
EPSRC Industrial Sector Classifications:
No relevance to Underpinning Sectors
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Panel History:
Panel DatePanel NameOutcome
25 Apr 2012 EPSRC Equipment Business Case - April 2012 Announced
Summary on Grant Application Form

We will offer to UK academic and industrial scientists and engineers expert facilitated access to a new high performance liquids dedicated XPS spectrometer, the first of its kind in the UK. This type of instrument is an important tool used across many science and engineering disciplines, including for example nanotechnology, chemistry, surface science, functional materials, pharmaceuticals, catalysis, metallurgy, sensors, the environment and energy. LiPPS will provide unique atomistic measurements of both bulk liquids and solutes there-in. Other new features make this instrument easier to operate, able to deal with a wider range of sample types and to acquire data autonomously.

This unique facility will provide UK universities and industry with the opportunity to carry out world-leading research. By providing open access at the Nottingham Nanotechnology and Nanoscience Centre (NNNC) at the University of Nottingham we aim to maximise the impact of this instrument on UK science and industry. To help achieve this Nottingham will collaborate with other leading centres of Photoelectron Electron Spectroscopy particularly the new national facility (NEXUS) hosted by Newcastle.

The NNNC operates as a sustainable cross-faculty multidisciplinary centre supporting open-access to state-of the art-instrumentation. The provision of such facilities is a priority of the University of Nottingham. The new LiPPS instrument will become a key service within the NNNC which is committed to the long term maintenance and updating of this resource for the benefit of research in the UK.

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