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Departmental Facilities

The Department is exceptionally well equipped for materials analysis. With its strong roots in physics, and in experimental physical science the Department designs and builds novel instrumentation for experiment and analysis. Examples include novel high temperature presses, advanced X-ray diffractometers, prototype electron and ion probes, mass spectrometry equipment, and a whole range of highly sophisticated equipment to operate in the deep ocean.

All users should have read the latest Laboratory Facilities Hand Book. Cambridge users please ensure that you read any relevant SAFETY information.



Last updated on 05-Dec-11 12:10

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