The sixth quarterly “call for access” for NNUF facilities is now open. This is an opportunity for any UK-based university researcher (or employee of other organizations eligible to apply for UKRI funding), and their international collaborators, to apply to use these facilities for free. The closing date is 30th November 2021, and this call covers access commencing primarily during January – March 2022. Experiments applied for under the NNUF access scheme can last up to 6 months in length.
The following facilities are accepting user applications as part of this round:
- The Centre for Radiochemistry Research at the University of Manchester – new for this call
- Diamond Active Materials Laboratory – new for this call. N.B. Please apply via the NNUF call for “standalone” use of the Active Materials Laboratory. Use of this lab to accompany beamtime is handled via the normal Diamond beamtime application process.
- Lancaster Accelerator Mass Spectrometer (LAMS-UK) at Lancaster University – new for this call
- The Active Nano Mapping Facility at the University of Bristol
- ADRIANA (Advanced Digital Radiometric Instrumentation for Applied Nuclear Activities) at Lancaster, Liverpool and CCFE
- The University of Manchester Dalton Cumbrian Facility – N.B. due to demand, successful applicants to use DCF’s ion accelerator systems under NNUF call 6 are likely to be scheduled to start their experimental work beyond March 2022.
- The EXACT Facility at the University of Southampton
- The HADES Facility at the University of Sheffield
- The MC40 Cyclotron Facility at the University of Birmingham
- The High Temperature Facility hosted by Jacobs Engineering Group
- The Hot Robotics Facility – N.B. experiments scheduled at NNL’s Hot Robotics Facility under NNUF call 6 can commence in the period January 2022 – June 2022, to allow time for security clearance if required
- UKAEA’s Materials Research Facility
- The Molten Salts in Nuclear Technology Laboratory at the University of Manchester
- The National Nuclear Laboratory (electron optics capability) – N.B. experiments scheduled at NNL under NNUF call 6 can commence in the period January 2022 – June 2022, to allow time for security clearance if required
- The Nuclear Materials Atom Probe (NuMAP) Facility at the University of Oxford
- The Pyrochemical Research Laboratory at the University of Edinburgh
- The RADER (RADioactive waste management and Environmental Remediation) Facility at the University of Manchester
- Lancaster University’s UTGARD Laboratory.
Given COVID, many of the facilities accepting applications for this call are able to facilitate both “in-person” and “remote” access (i.e. facility scientists conducting experiments on behalf of externals). Please get in touch with the contact listed on each facility’s page, to find out more.
Please feel free to contact Francesca McGowan, NNUF Administrator (email@example.com), with any questions about the access scheme. For further information about individual NNUF facilities, please contact the facility directly using the contact details provided on the facility pages of the NNUF website