Our research facilities

The Dalton Nuclear Institute has established a broad range of specialist laboratories and facilities for fundamental and industry-focused nuclear research across the full fuel cycle. We continue to invest collaboratively to expand the UK's academic research capability in nuclear science and engineering.

Our state-of-the-art Dalton Cumbrian Facility (DCF), the result of a £20 million joint investment by The University of Manchester and the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority, has a unique set of capabilities for research in radiation science and nuclear engineering decommissioning, with access also enabled for academic research at National Nuclear Laboratory’s flagship Central Laboratory. Click here for information on how to access facilities at DCF.

Find out more about our research laboratories and equipment by clicking through from the selection below.

Dalton Cumbrian Facility
Active Graphite Laboratories
Advanced Microstructural Characterisation Equipment
Analytical Laboratory
Corrosion Facilities
Diamond Light Source
Electron Optics
Henry Moseley X-ray Imaging Facility
High Temperature Laboratory
Manufacturing Technology Research Laboratory
Mechanical Testing Facilities
Nuclear Fuel Technology Research Laboratories
Nuclear Physics Facilities
Radiochemistry Laboratory
Radionuclide Biogeochemistry Suite
Thermal Hydraulics Research Laboratory
Tomography Centre

Access arrangements

Please contact the Dalton Nuclear Institute if you wish to access any of our facilities or equipment for publicly funded projects or to support proprietary industry-focused research. Access to our facilities may be available through collaborative agreements or purchased access arrangements.

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