The York JEOL Nanocentre represents a major long term collaboration between the University of York, Yorkshire Forward through the European Union and JEOL who are world leaders in electron optics. We have created at the University a world class research and teaching facility. The Nanocentre draws on the combined resources of the Physics, Electronics and Chemistry departments, with Departments of Environmental Sciences, Biology, Heritage management and FERA (Food and Environmental Research Agency) also participating. As well as carrying out high quality nanoscience and materials research and teaching, the York JEOL Nanocentre provides rich opportunities for collaboration with UK industry and external partners.
The core activity of the York JEOL Nanocentre is scientific excellence with an internationally recognised and fully differentiated intellectual product based on innovative modifications to the double aberration corrected (scanning) transmission electron microscope for minimally invasive angstrom resolution dynamic in-situ studies of nanostructural stability and transformations under controlled conditions of elevated temperature and gaseous environment replacing the regular high vacuum. Other activities are on a facility basis supporting Nanoscience across the University and more broadly, with appropriate levels of collaboration and service provision, including confidential work for companies.
The Nanocentre is an interdisciplinary research and teaching centre. It provides world-class teaching and research training for young scientists to PhD and full and part-time MSc level, as well as contributing resources to teaching and research projects in the supporting University Departments and more widely.
The Nanocentre also offers a range of short courses which will form part of the full and part time higher degree education programme as well as providing economic hands-on training for scientists in industry.
The Nanocentre is an open access, industry facing and "industry first" facility, with published terms and conditions.