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EPSRC National Facility and Service for Electron Paramagnetic Resonance (EPR) Spectroscopy

The EPSRC National Facility and Service for EPR Spectroscopy is now located in the Photon Science Institute. This prestigious contract has been won by the School of Chemistry, together with partners at the Universities of Oxford and St Andrew's. For details about accessing the Facility, go to the Facility website.


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Breadth of research

Our research strategy complements the diverse research activity of our members, whilst exploring key emerging areas in photon science. See our research brochure to find out more.




Read about new developments and the recent activities of the PSI Staff here.


This workshop will be jointly run by UNICAMP, the University of Sao Paulo and the University of Manchester. All staff, PDRA's and PG students are welcome to attend. Learn more and see the programme here.


12 Early Stage Researchers are sought to perform research on one of 12 research projects with a view to developing new enabling technologies that can advance physical understanding of catalysis and mechanism. ESRs will be expected to work towards a PhD through registration at The University of Manchester.


The PSI has a new Research Fellow. Learn more here.


PSI member Cinzia Casiraghi has been working along with fellow researchers from the University of Manchester and the National University of Singapore to show how have shown how building multi-layered heterostructures in a three-dimensional stack can produce an exciting physical phenomenon exploring new electronic devices.

The breakthrough, published in Science, could lead to electric energy that runs entire buildings generated by sunlight absorbed by its exposed walls; the energy can be used at will to change the transparency and reflectivity of fixtures and windows depending on environmental conditions, such as temperature and brightness.

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