Introduction to University of Plymouth’s PMCN project
Over the past 18 months, the University of Plymouth has invested more than £1.7million to enhance our Plymouth Electron Microscopy Centre (PEMC).
The PEMC has expanded into new premises at the heart of the city centre campus and populated it with the latest cutting edge technology, doubling the number of microscopes from four to eight.
Our electron microscopy technology enables particles to be viewed at greater than one million times their actual size, meaning technicians can examine items not visible to the human eye in great detail.
Electron Microscopy can be used to image and analyse a range of solid materials, often non-destructively, at increasingly high magnification in both 2D and 3D. Whether it is fatigue or failure analysis, contamination identification, new materials development, or materials characterisation, electron microscopy may be able to provide an answer.
The Plymouth Materials Characterisation Network Project has secured EU funding to provide free access to small and medium registered enterprises within Devon and across the UK until March 2023, and reduced-cost access for large enterprises too.
This funding will allow unrivalled access to state of the art instrumentation to help develop business and increase collaboration between the industrial and academic environment. Previous support has focused on new and improved dairy products for Langage Farm, developing new coatings for industry in support of patent applications with South West Metal Finishing, andfatigue and failure analysis for when things go wrong.
PEMC has a strong track-record of working with businesses great and small including 50+ years of industrial partnership. We have worked with large, multinational names, as well as hundreds of micro and small enterprises right here in Devon, aiming to provide free access to leading technology that would otherwise be out of reach.
Our dedicated team of technical specialists are on hand to expertly advise on the use of electron microscopy within your business or industry, no matter which industry that may be.
If you have ever wondered if scientific analysis may help improve your product or increase efficiency within your business, or if you wish to do fatigue or competitor testing ,please get in touch with either Jayne Stanyer or myself to discuss how you can benefit from this fully funded project .
Business Engagement – Plymouth Materials Characterisation Network (PMCN)
Plymouth Electron Microscopy Centre
Faculty of Science and Engineering
University of Plymouth
M: 075 77 99 5913
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