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Manchester X-ray Imaging Facility AMAZEs and wins Queen’s prize
The past few weeks have been very exciting for the Manchester X-ray Imaging Facility (MXIF) based at the RCaH. On November 27-29, Over 70 people from across Europe attended the MXIF hosted AMAZE plenary meeting at RCaH, representing over 20 companies including the European Space Agency, BAE, EADS, and Thales". This only a few short days after the announcement, on November 21st, that the University of Manchester, specifically the MXIF had been awarded “The Queen’s Anniversary Prize” for the exceptional work done ‘New Techniques in X-Ray Imaging of Materials Critical for Power, Transport and Other Key Industries’. Read more
The Research Complex at Harwell (RCaH) is a new, multidisciplinary laboratory that provides facilities for researchers to undertake new and cutting edge scientific research in both life and physical sciences and the interface between them. It is located on the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (RAL) site on the Harwell Science and Innovation Campus, adjacent to Diamond, the new third generation Synchrotron Radiation (SR) source. It is also close to other leading facilities on the campus: the ISIS neutron source, Central Laser Facility, Membrane Protein Laboratory, MRC Mammalian Genetics Unit and Mary Lyon Centre, and a Biological Solid State NMR Facility.
It is open, on a competitive basis, to research teams from UK universities, as well as to Diamond and RAL staff. The MRC is leading the project on behalf of RCUK, in partnership with BBSRC, EPSRC, NERC, STFC and Diamond.