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EPSRC Reference: EP/T024011/1
Title: Heriot-Watt University EPSRC Core Equipment Funding Award
Principal Investigator: Pender, Professor G
Other Investigators:
Paterson, Professor MJ Gerardot, Professor BD
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Department: Sch of Engineering and Physical Science
Organisation: Heriot-Watt University
Scheme: Standard Research - NR1
Starts: 13 February 2020 Ends: 12 August 2021 Value (£): 250,000
EPSRC Research Topic Classifications:
Catalysis & Applied Catalysis Chemical Synthetic Methodology
Materials Characterisation Quantum Optics & Information
EPSRC Industrial Sector Classifications:
No relevance to Underpinning Sectors
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Panel History:
Panel DatePanel NameOutcome
05 Nov 2019 EPSRC Capital Award for Core Equipment Announced
Summary on Grant Application Form
Our vision for the Core Equipment Allocation is to fund two equipment suites is to facilitate ambitious world-class research initiatives involving a range of academic teams which include mixture of experienced and early career researchers. The first item of equipment is a high-power laser with a broad tuning range, ultra-narrow linewidths, and a large continuous mode-hop-free scanning range. The laser will be used in laser spectroscopy and quantum control of novel quantum materials and devices and shared between several experimental setups in a shared facility used by multiple research groups. Ultimately, this research will enable new ways to measure, compute, and communicate information at the quantum level. The second equipment suite is for mass spectrometry to allow a range of capabilities around gas-chromatography and inductively coupled plasma MS. The mass spectrometry suite will be shared across many research groups in the Institute of Chemical Sciences through to other schools in the University. This will allow us the characterise the species we make in new synthetic methodologies and to identify all the key stages in a catalytic cycle for example. This then means that we can optimise synthetic strategies and design new catalysts for greener chemistry.
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