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EPSRC Reference: EP/M022803/1
Title: LEAP 5000XR for the UK National Atom Probe Facility
Principal Investigator: Moody, Professor MP
Other Investigators:
Rainforth, Professor WM Walmsley, Professor IA Dye, Professor D
Oliver, Professor RA Lozano-Perez, Professor S Scott, Professor TB
Bagot, Dr PAJ Preuss, Professor M Grovenor, Professor C
Reed, Professor RC
Researcher Co-Investigators:
Project Partners:
Department: Materials
Organisation: University of Oxford
Scheme: Standard Research - NR1
Starts: 01 March 2015 Ends: 29 February 2020 Value (£): 0
EPSRC Research Topic Classifications:
Catalysis & Applied Catalysis Energy - Nuclear
Materials Characterisation Optoelect. Devices & Circuits
EPSRC Industrial Sector Classifications:
Electronics Energy
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Panel History:
Panel DatePanel NameOutcome
10 Mar 2015 EPSRC Equipment Business Case March 2015 Announced
Summary on Grant Application Form
This proposal is to install a state-of-the-art Local Electrode Atom Probe (LEAP) 5000XR at the University of Oxford. Atom probe tomography (APT) is a type of microscopy that provides unique insight into 3D atomic distributions within materials at a scale that even the most advanced electron microscopes cannot routinely achieve. Hence APT is now an indispensable materials characterisation tool used in major international materials laboratories in academia and industry.

The APT technique was pioneered in the UK, and for the past 30 years the Oxford Atom Probe laboratory, a unique national facility, has maintained an international reputation for highly innovative APT research. However, the current infrastructure is now in urgent need of upgrade. A new atom probe instrument is required to meet increasing access demands and to keep the UK competitive across a variety of key materials research topics. The main outcome of this proposal will be the increased visibility of and access to APT for researchers around the UK.

The LEAP 5000XR will allow us to address key analytical problems and generate greater impact in projects of strategic importance in the research groups of academic staff at Oxford and our Co-Is at universities, as well as working on projects with a range of industrial partners. The specific themes we have selected to work on will use the LEAP 5000XR to contribute to the development of novel materials across a wide range of applications, including power generation, semiconductor materials, nanotechnology and catalysis, and to assist UK industry to maintain competitiveness and grow market share.

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