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EPSRC Reference: EP/K038869/1
Title: Very High Intensity Single Crystal Diffractometers (VHISCD)
Principal Investigator: Searle, Professor M
Other Investigators:
Moody, Professor CJ Blake, Professor AJ Schroder, Professor M
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Department: Sch of Chemistry
Organisation: University of Nottingham
Scheme: Standard Research - NR1
Starts: 01 April 2013 Ends: 30 June 2013 Value (£): 1,015,835
EPSRC Research Topic Classifications:
Analytical Science Chemical Structure
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The School of Chemistry at The University of Nottingham is a vigorous, innovative hub for internationally-recognised research. The School was ranked 2nd in the UK (between Cambridge and Oxford) by the 2008 RAE, and current grant income exceeds £20M. One of our highlighted strengths is the close interaction between synthetic chemistry and detailed structural characterisation and analysis. This proposal is aimed squarely at building on this strength and increasing its capacity and breadth.

Single crystal X-ray crystallographic analysis underpins the productivity of all our research involving synthetic chemistry. It is essential for the unambiguous characterisation of new materials, but also reveals relationships between structure, properties and function. In many cases structural data define the next generation of target materials and underpin the optimisation of their design. Over 1200 samples are submitted to the School's Crystal Structure Facility each year, but many are too difficult to study using our older instruments - these are now several technological generations behind what is currently available. We are now looking for really major upgrades to our instrumentation, by taking advantage of some exciting, recently-developed technologies including very bright laboratory X-ray sources.

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