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Dalton Nuclear Institute

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Manchester facilities

The University‘s main campus is home to a broad range of specialist laboratories and facilities for fundamental and industry-focused nuclear research across the full fuel cycle.

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The Manufacturing Technology Research Laboratory houses an array of outstanding facilities.

We continue to invest collaboratively to expand the UK's academic research capability in nuclear science and engineering.

Our Manchester-based nuclear research facilities include:

  • active graphite laboratories;
  • advanced microstructural characterisation equipment;
  • analytical facilities;
  • corrosion facilities;
  • electron optics;
  • high temperature laboratory;
  • Manchester X-ray imaging facility;
  • 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.

Henry Royce Institute

The Henry Royce Institute's Hub is based at the University and coordinates over £300 million of facilities, providing a joined-up framework for UK materials research and innovation.