EPSRC National Electron Paramagnetic Spectroscopy Facility and Service

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Location of Facility

The University of Manchester

Capabilities and services provided

The EPSRC EPR National Service provides EPR measurement and analysis services to colleges and universities within the United Kingdom. Industrial usage can also be arranged. It is the policy of the Centre that suppliers of samples are encouraged to visit the Centre and to gain "hands on" experience.


  • Frequency (GHz): 1, 4, 9.5, 24, 34 and 94
  • Frequency Band: L-, S-, X-, K-, Q-, W-


  • Parallel and perpendicular at X-band

Temperature Range:

4.2 to 300 K all bands, to 500 K at X-band only


  • Crystal, powder, solution/glasses

Spectrum simulation using:

  • XSophe
  • Simfonia
  • EasySpin
  • Weihe Software
  • Manchester Software

Ancillary equipment:

  • Electrochemical and photo-initiated in situ generation of radicals
  • Complementary magnetic measurements


  • Residential introductory training workshops
  • Hands-on training for visitors

Contact for access

To contact the National EPR Facility and Service, please email: epr@manchester.ac.uk

Applications are welcome at any time, with access considered at weekly Management Board meetings. Anyone wishing to apply to use the Service is strongly encouraged to contact a member of the service personnel:


Administrative support:

Service Manager:

Technical and PDRA support:

Research Areas aligned to facility