EPSRC continues to fund world class facilities for the engineering and physical sciences research communities to use. Previously known as mid-range facilities, these facilities provide leading edge capabilities and technique development at a national level and/or access to European research facilities.
To reflect their importance to the research community, they will now be called EPSRC National Research Facilities, and EPSRC is encouraging more academics and industrial researchers to benefit from their capabilities. The EPSRC National Research Facilities will continue to complement the Science and Technology Facilities Council large facilities.
Information on the capabilities and services of the 12 EPSRC National Research Facilities, how to access them and the EPSRC research areas they support is available from the links on this page.
Provides all UK-based academics with access to a suite of commercial databases, including the Cambridge Structural Database, SPRESIWEB, the Inorganic Crystal Structure Database, ACD I-Lab, Available Chemicals Directory and DETHERM.
A 650 km single mode dark fibre network interconnecting access points at four universities: Bristol, Cambridge, Southampton and UCL.
The European Magnetic Field Laboratory (EMFL) is dedicated to generating the highest possible magnetic fields that can be used for scientific research and make them available to the scientific community.
The National Epitaxy Facility plays a central role in enabling world-class research in semiconductor science and technology in the UK.
The service offers two state of the art photoelectron spectrometers providing XPS, UPS, LEIS and ion etching using single or cluster argon ions.
The international free electron laser facility FELIX provides very bright, short pulsed, coherent light output, all the way from the mid-infrared to the microwave region of the spectrum.
The EPSRC EPR National Service provides EPR measurement and analysis services to colleges and universities within the United Kingdom.
The EPSRC UK National Mass Spectrometry Facility (NMSF) provides comprehensive analytical mass spectrometry services.
The NCS offers both data collection only and full structure analysis services for single crystal x-ray diffraction.
SuperSTEM is an internationally-renowned electron microscopy user facility, which acts as a focal point for driving forward developments in scanning transmission electron microscopy in the Physical Sciences, both in the UK and internationally.
The Facility is based around a 20 Tesla wide-bore (89 mm) NMR magnet (corresponding to a 1H Larmor frequency of 850 MHz) equipped with a HFXY rf console and wide-range of probes
X-ray Materials Science Facility at the ESRF