15 April 2024
by Alex Brinded

Faraday Institution researchers can fast-track access to testing facilities

UK battery researchers can apply for rapid access to facilities at the Henry Royce Institute, UK.

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Faraday Institution researchers have the option of a streamlined route to access key characterisation techniques for the quick investigation of electrode and electrolyte materials.

Early-career researchers are being encouraged to access the scheme by seeking support from a principal investigator/co-investigator of the Faraday Instution project they are associated with.

The scheme is intended to be:

  • A signposting route for PhD researchers and Research Associates to techniques Royce has available.
  • An access route for future use of more sophisticated or specialist characterisation techniques offered by Royce.

The Henry Royce institute says that available techniques included are:

  • XPS (inert transfer)
  • HAXPES (inert transfer)
  • XRD (N2 glovebox)
  • XAFS (pouch sealed)
  • Transmission diffractometry (pouch sealed)
  • Laser ablation ICP-MS
  • Solution NMR (argon glovebox)
  • SEM (inert transfer)
  • Viscometer (argon glovebox)
  • BET – N2 or CO2


The initial round of applications closes Friday 17 May 2024 

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Alex Brinded

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