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EPSRC Reference: EP/T024526/1
Title: EPSRC Capital Award for Core Equipment
Principal Investigator: Petley, Professor D
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Department: Geography
Organisation: University of Sheffield
Scheme: Standard Research - NR1
Starts: 29 November 2019 Ends: 28 May 2021 Value (£): 549,334
EPSRC Research Topic Classifications:
Biophysics Gas & Solution Phase Reactions
Materials Characterisation Microsystems
Optical Communications Particle Technology
Quantum Optics & Information RF & Microwave Technology
Robotics & Autonomy
EPSRC Industrial Sector Classifications:
Aerospace, Defence and Marine
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Panel History:
Panel DatePanel NameOutcome
05 Nov 2019 EPSRC Capital Award for Core Equipment Announced
Summary on Grant Application Form
Following the invitation to apply for core equipment funding, the University of Sheffield promoted the opportunity across its EPSRC funded laboratories and communities. Expressions of interest were collected and a cross-faculty panel made the decision about what would fit with the proposed budget, criteria and institutional strategies. Capital investment will support the following fields:

- Semiconductor/organic devices fabrication through the purchase of a magnetron sputtering vacuum deposition system.

- Particle coating and characterisation by creating a suite of equipment including a Zeta potential and DLS particle sizer system, dielectric spectroscopy and a vacuum loadlock addition to our metal evaporator.

- Research requiring ultrafast spectroscopy through the acquisition of an autocorrelator.

- Quantum technology with the support of an arbitrary waveform generator.

- Lithography with an argon ion laser.

- Robotics with the purchase of four Jackal Rovers and a Tiago mobile robot.

Equipment will be hosted in six laboratories across the two faculties of Science and Engineering. New equipment is expected to increase the efficiency of existing facilities, open up new areas of collaborative research and enable novel insights.

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