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EPSRC Reference: EP/V036408/1
Title: EPSRC Core Equipment Award 2020 - University of Oxford
Principal Investigator: Grant, Professor P
Other Investigators:
Riede, Professor M Herz, Professor LM McCullagh, Professor J
Timmel, Professor CR
Researcher Co-Investigators:
Project Partners:
Department: Mathematical, Physical&Life Sciences Div
Organisation: University of Oxford
Scheme: Standard Research - NR1
Starts: 14 November 2020 Ends: 13 May 2022 Value (£): 1,667,855
EPSRC Research Topic Classifications:
Chemical Biology Chemical Synthetic Methodology
Co-ordination Chemistry Condensed Matter Physics
Materials Characterisation Optoelect. Devices & Circuits
EPSRC Industrial Sector Classifications:
No relevance to Underpinning Sectors
Related Grants:
Panel History:
Panel DatePanel NameOutcome
29 Sep 2020 Core Equipment Award 2020 - Panel 2 Announced
Summary on Grant Application Form
This is an enabling grant that will support a wide range of researchers and fields of research across the engineering and physical sciences (EPS) remit through the upgrade of existing multi-user equipment. Three investment packages have been prioritised that support core EPS research capabilities:

1. State-of-the-art open-access liquid chromatography-mass spectrometer

This investment will replace an aging 12 year old system with up-to-date equipment designed to offer robust and precise analysis of small and large molecules. It will enable new analytical capabilities, increase throughput, and faster data management and processing.

2. Next generation electron spin resonance (ESR) spectrometer upgrade

Based in the Centre for Advanced Electron Spin Resonance (CAESR), the spectrometer upgrade will support multi-disciplinary research focused around ESR. The upgrade will form part of Oxford's contribution to the EPSRC National Electron Paramagnetic Resonance Facility, and be the second spectrometer in the UK to have the routine capability to perform pulse shaping at W- band.

3. Ultraviolet photoelectron spectroscopy (UPS) system

The UPS is a cutting edge technique that is indispensable for advanced materials research and will be used to study the surfaces of the thin film samples. It will be an integrated into the EPSRC National Thin-Film Cluster Facility for Advanced Functional Materials.

Each piece of equipment is based in a multi-user facility that is open to all potential users. Enhanced capacity and capabilities of these facilities will support promoting a culture of collaboration and equipment sharing across multiple research areas.

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