Diamond provides specialist analytical techniques for the atomic to microscale characterisation of materials as diverse as novel pharmaceuticals, catalytic materials, coatings, motor oils, and large engineering components.
Our dedicated Industrial Liaison Team of highly skilled scientists can help to translate your R&D challenges into meaningful analytical solutions by making use of its diverse expertise in synchrotron methods. 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 across a wide variety of industries.
Below are examples of some of the industries we work with and the value we’ve added to our customers’ research.
"The information we can now obtain from I12 will help us develop new processes, improve material properties and reduce cost."
Prof. David Rugg, Rolls-Royce
"Gaining access to world class facilities at Diamond has provided a level of fundamental understanding of our catalytic materials that would not be possible with conventional lab-based techniques."
Dr Paul Webb, Sasol Technology (UK) Ltd
“The excellent facilities, flexibility and ‘can do’ attitude at the Diamond Light source aligned well with our project needs and objectives. Without this contribution we would not have our current best prototype option to hand.”
Dr Ian Tucker, Dr Cesar Mendoza,
Dr Julia Li, Unilever R&D Port Sunlight
“Operating through the facility infrastructure and with supporting expertise of Diamond staff… we are delivering information-rich structures to our clients and internal medicinal chemistry teams in a time and cost-effective manner at a critical early phase in the drug discovery pathway.”
Dr Paul McEwan, Evotec
“Small Angle X-ray Scattering at I22 allows us to distinguish between the influence of an applied electric field on the pigment particle themselves and on the solvent, a low molecular weight liquid crystal. This information is vital for the design of the most effective pigment suspensions for display application.”
Dr Susanne Klein, HP Labs Bristol
“The analytical capabilities, techniques and equipment afforded by Diamond are unique and have enabled us to undertake crucial research into the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant. The results have directly influenced decommissioning strategies on the accident site, resulting in significant cost and human dose reductions.”
Dr Peter Martin, South West Nuclear Hub
“The unique qualities of the Diamond-Manchester branchline (in-line phase contrast in pink beam) allowed us to study how processing conditions and ingredients affect the taste of ice cream, helping us better understand our product. By collaborating with Manchester we developed an in situ rig that replicated the processing conditions making it all possible.”
Dr Julian Bent, Unilever
“The combination of world-leading capabilities and scientists at Diamond together with the knowledge of Infineum scientists has created a clear line-of-sight to real-world industrial problems.”
Prof. Ken Lewtas, Infineum UK Limited
The dedicated industry team makes all of these amazing research projects possible. Each an expert in specific synchrotron techniques, they can help you to get the most out of your time at Diamond.
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