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NPL and the University of Manchester announce joint facility

NPL and the University of Manchester have launched their new joint facility, the Scattering Scanning Nearfield Optical Microscopy (s-SNOM).

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The facility is hosted at the University of Manchester and will allow both organisations to engage with UK industry by offering nanoscale, non-contact, non-destructive, multi-functional optoelectronic characterisation at near infrared and visible wavelengths across a wide temperature range.

This capability is crucial as it provides detailed nanoscale information, essential for enhancing or enabling quantum technologies that depend on various low-dimensional and nanoengineered materials and their optoelectronic properties.

Through the facility, NPL and the University of Manchester will be providing UK industry with a strategic competitive edge in nano-optoelectronics and nano-photonics enabled quantum technologies. These technologies are anticipated to be vital for digital infrastructure, healthcare, energy and the environment, and the UK’s security and resilience in the coming decade.

The facility further strengthens the two organisations’ long-term partnership which was solidified by the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding in 2021.

19 Oct 2023