A new surface analysis and microanalysis instrument demonstration facility dedicated to advancing materials science, nanotechnology, chemistry and physics has opened in West Sussex, UK.
The Thermo Fisher Scientific Nanoscale Materials Analysis Centre of Excellence is a complete renovation of the company’s previously existing East Grinstead demonstration laboratory.
The facility is designed to showcase a broad range of Thermo Scientific X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), energy-dispersive X-ray spectrometry (EDS), wavelength-dispersive X-ray spectrometry (WDS) and electron backscatter diffraction (EBSD) instruments, and will welcome customers, collaboration partners and students from around the world, a statement on the company’s website read.
“The Engineering Materials Research Centre at the University of Surrey has been collaborating with the Thermo Fisher surface analysis applications team for more than 35 years,” said John Watts, professor of materials science and director of research, department of mechanical engineering sciences at the University of Surrey.
“The latest renovation represents the most exciting transformation that I have witnessed in this period. Thermo Fisher Scientific has created a first-class facility where customers and students can experience how surface analysis and microanalysis can answer today’s materials problems.”
Similarly, Thermo Fisher Scientific’s nanoscale materials analysis general manager Kevin Fairfax said: “The new facility will provide a state-of-the-art location to showcase the breadth of our offering for the analysis of cutting-edge materials centre.
“We look forward to working with our collaboration partners and customers to develop solutions that advance the possibilities of nanoscale materials science.”
The nanoscale centre will:
Be easily accessible from the United Kingdom and continental Europe via Gatwick airport
Employ a team of fully trained applications scientists dedicated to excellence in materials analysis
Offer hardware and software training sessions for customers, collaboration partners and students