Advanced Microscopy Centre
The University of Leicester's Advanced Microscopy Centre (AMC) is a College of Science and Engineering facility that was funded through HEFCE's Stragetic Research and Infrastructure Fund (SRIF 2).
The AMC supports major experimental research activities in the Departments of Chemistry, Engineering, and Physics, and aims to promote the advancement of multidisciplinary research activities across the Physical and Biological Sciences.
One of the key aims of the facility is for training students and postdoctoral workers in microscopical techniques and for supporting high quality research. This is supported by in house training and a broad-based research colloquium series.
The Advanced Microscopy Centre comprises of four instruments, a UHV STM, an SPM, a FEGSEM with EBSD and EDX and a TEM with EDX and the associated specimen preparation equipment for preparing thin foils or carbon replicas.
Microscopes and Consultancy
All the instruments are available to all users (University staff, postgraduates and undergraduates) within the University and particularly within the College of Science and Engineering. We also welcome industrial users (see consultancy).
The Centre comprises of four instruments, a UHV STM, an SPM, a FEGSEM and a TEM which are spread across the Departments of Chemistry, Engineering and Physics. More details of the instruments can be found on the microscopes page.
For further information on access to any of the instruments please contact:
|Professor Sarah Hainsworth
Director of the Advanced Microscopy Centre
Department of Engineering
University of Leicester
Leicester, LE1 7RH
Tel: +44(0)116 252 5692
Fax: +44(0)116 252 2525