The BCFN has recently purchase an Active Spectrum Benchtop Micro Electron Spin Resonance (ESR) spectrometer. This equipment is sited with the Hall group in the School of Chemistry and will offer insights into the electronic and magnetic structure of the superconductive materials produced in the lab. This spectrometer is capable of optical and temperature controlled experiments at field strengths between 100 - 4000G suitable for both organic and transition metal species. As with all BCFN equipment, the ESR is available for commercial research and analysis. Interested users should contact Andy Collins, the BCFN Industrial Research Fellow for more details.
The initial year of interdisciplinary training is what particularly attracted me to BCFN. The combination of ETAs, industrial training days, personal development sessions and online modules result in a busy yet ultimately rewarding first year.