Materials

The Advanced Materials Group provides materials know-how and knowledge for STFC's projects. We have particular expertise in using materials at cryogenic temperatures, for example in superconducting magnet applications in physics and medicine.

We have prototype-scale manufacturing capabilities and know-how stemming from our heritage of work with the world's largest physics projects. Our materials testing capabilities provide data for confident design in challenging environments. We are frequently called upon to provide data that is not available elsewhere, when materials are used in a new way.

We have materials knowledge of a range of engineering materials used in the widest range of environments, from space applications to MRI scanners used in hospitals.

As you would expect from a laboratory dealing with hazardous materials, we have expertise in modern safe working methods and risk assessment.

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