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Synchrotron Services for Industrial Scientists

Welcome to the Industrial Liaison Office. We are a group of specialist scientists with a diverse range of expertise, all dedicated to supporting scientists and researchers from a variety of industries access the facilities here at Diamond. The team has an assorted range of backgrounds and each member is a specialist in a different technique. We are therefore able to provide a multi-disciplinary approach to solving research and development problems.

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Alternatively you can search by the technique you are interested in, the industry sector you are from or simply find out more about the service we can offer by clicking one of the links below.



Featured Case Studies

Increasing fuel efficiency whilst retaining reactor safety

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To be fully effective, the cladding encapsulating nuclear fuel
must be highly resistant to radiation damage, be relatively
transparent to thermal neutrons, have effective corrosion
resistance and good mechanical properties. Zirconium alloys are well suited to these needs and have therefore to date been the most favoured material for fuel cladding. Commonly used alloys such as Zircaloy-2, Zircaloy-4, M5TM and ZIRLOTM also include small amounts of iron which has been shown to increase corrosion resistance.


Phase Change Materials for thermal energy storage

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With 27% of global energy consumption occurring in the residential sector, harvesting and storing thermal energy is increasingly important. 
A promising technology is based on phase-change materials (PCMs) that absorb or release large amounts of heat when they change state, e.g. from solid to liquid.

PCMs incorporated into building materials could remove excess heat during the day and release it at night, with minimum carbon emissions. One approach in stabilising PCMs for use is nanoscale confinement in core-shell structures.


High-performance, low cost materials for electronic devices

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Transparent conducting films are an important component of modern life, providing optically transparent and electrically conductive material for a wide range of devices, such as smart phones, touchscreens and solar panels. The field’s most widely used material is tin-doped In2O3 (ITO), accounting for 60% of both global indium use and the transparent conductor market. However, indium is expensive, so there is strong demand for a cheaper alternative or a way to use less indium.  


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