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Cambridge Centre for Medical Materials

Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy

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Research facilities and equipment

Available research equipment

The Cambridge Centre for Medical Materials has several item of specialised test equipment available for use by members of the group. This equipment is also available for use by other members of the University and outside organisations.

If you wish to enquire about using this equipment, in the first instance contact Professor Cameron and Professor Best to discuss your requirements. If permission is granted, users need to attend the University Chemical Safety lecture and pass the departmental safety test based on the contents of the departmental safety book.  Finally, any laboratory visitors are required to undergo a laboratory induction given by the laboratory technician. 

When the above requirements have been met suitable training can be arranged and access given to the group's online equipment booking system which will allow time on the groups equipment to be booked.

Unfortunately, in order to meet ongoing running costs for this equipment, a fee has to be charged for its usage.

The full list of equipment for which charges are levied and the current charges are as follow:

AutoPore IV – Mercury porosimetry

    • Members of the Cambridge Centre for Medical Materials - Free of charge
    • Other members of the Department of Materials Science - £ 40.00 per sample
    • Other members of the University - £ 50.00 per sample
    • People outside the University - £ 85.00 per sample
Tristar 3000

TriStar 3000 - BET/BJH Surface Area

Attention - revised pricing structure

  • Members of the Cambridge Centre for Medical Materials - Free of charge
  • Other members of the Department of Materials Science - £ 15.00 per sample
  • Other members of the University - £ 20.00 per sample
  • People outside the University - £ 30.00 per sample

AccuPyc 1330 – Helium Intrusion volume/Density

  • Members of the Cambridge Centre for Medical Materials - Free of charge
  • Other members of the Department of Materials Science - £ 30.00 per day
  • Other members of the University - £ 40.00 per day
  • People outside the University - £ 65.00 per day

Mastersizer 2000 – Particle size analyser

  • Members of the Cambridge Centre for Medical Materials - Free of charge
  • Other members of the Department of Materials Science - £ 30.00 per day
  • Other members of the University - £ 40.00 per day
  • People outside the University - £ 65.00 per day

Instron

  • Members of the Cambridge Centre for Medical Materials - Free of charge
  • Other Members of the Department of Materials Science - £ 90.00 per day
  • Other Members of the University - £ 90.00 per day
  • People outside the University - £ 90.00 per day