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Department Facilities

The Department of Materials Science houses a wide range of specialist research equipment housed in a number of processing and measurement facilities. Many of the facilities are managed by one or more of the research groups in the Department and most are available to all University staff and students. The list below is far from complete, but gives an indication of the scope of the facilities available to researchers.  Internal users can also find further information on these facilities on the Intranet.

Royce Institute Facilities at Cambridge

The University of Cambridge is also a partner in the Henry Royce Institute, the UK's national institute for advanced materials science research and innovation, commonly known as Royce.

Royce @ Cambridge is one of Royce’s nine partners, funded by the Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), which is part of UK Research & Innovation (UKRI). 

Based at the Maxwell Centre, Royce @ Cambridge supports research and innovation through an inter-departmental network of 18 open access deposition, fabrication and characterisation facilities. The focus is on supporting the development of materials for energy efficient devices as part of the Royce AtomsToDevices research theme.

It also supports research in the Royce Institute Research Areas of 2D Materials, Biomaterials and Bioelectronics development and Advanced Metals Processing. Royce @ Cambridge hosts a national technology platform which includes the Physical Deposition and Characterisation Facility.

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