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Reference Number EP/X035034/1
Title EPSRC Core Equipment Award 2022/23
Status Started
Energy Categories Other Cross-Cutting Technologies or Research 10%;
Not Energy Related 90%;
Research Types Equipment 100%
Science and Technology Fields PHYSICAL SCIENCES AND MATHEMATICS (Chemistry) 15%;
PHYSICAL SCIENCES AND MATHEMATICS (Metallurgy and Materials) 50%;
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES (Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences) 20%;
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 100%
Principal Investigator Professor SM Spearing
No email address given
School of Engineering Sciences
University of Southampton
Award Type Standard
Funding Source EPSRC
Start Date 03 January 2023
End Date 02 July 2024
Duration 18 months
Total Grant Value £925,000
Industrial Sectors Environment; R&D
Region South East
Programme NC : Infrastructure
Investigators Principal Investigator Professor SM Spearing , School of Engineering Sciences, University of Southampton (99.996%)
  Other Investigator Dr H Kassem , School of Ocean and Earth Science, University of Southampton (0.001%)
Dr D Georgiadou , Sch of Electronics and Computer Sc, University of Southampton (0.001%)
Dr R Huang , Sch of Electronics and Computer Sc, University of Southampton (0.001%)
Dr I Tews , Sch of Biological Science, University of Southampton (0.001%)
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Abstract This proposal is for funding to support the purchase of Core Equipment across the University of Southampton. Following an internal shortlisting process, items were identified as being either key underpinning items for areas of national importance, opportunities to invest to save, or core equipment for the benefit of early career researchers.We will:1. Procure a laser diffraction system to analyse wet dispersed samples and of dry dispersed particles;2. Procure a Hall-effect measurement system to enable research in advanced materials such as biomaterials, functional ceramics and inorganics, graphene and carbon;3. Procure an ambient photoemission spectroscopy tool to improve the performance of light absorbing and emitting devices, such as solar cells, photodetectors and light emitting devices (LEDs);4. Procure a high resolution 3D digital microscope in the Imaging and Microscopy Centre to accelerate the development of the serial crystallography technique.Collectively these items align to the call objectives of procuring underpinning equipment (1-4) and core equipment to benefit Early Career Researchers (1-4). The research enabled by these investment aligns to EPSRC priority areas within Physical Sciences, Engineering, Energy and ICT, and national priorities including Infrastructure, Climate Change and Advanced Materials.
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Added to Database 08/02/23