Category

Equipment

Spotlight On: Clinical Imaging Facility at Imperial College London

By | Equipment | No Comments
Each month we post a new edition to the SES 'Spotlight On...' series, showcasing equipment at our institutions, providing information and case studies for interested researchers/industries, and promoting better use of already available equipment. The Imperial College Clinical Imaging Facility (CIF) provides support for interdisciplinary research activities using MRI and/or PET imaging, integrating the physical, biological and medical sciences. The facility caters for research imaging needs in volunteer subjects and features two key pieces of equipment: An MRI scanner, which comprises a 70cm diameter open-bore, short-axis magnet. It has been equipped with a comprehensive range of transmit/receive coils suitable for many body regions...
Read More

Spotlight On: Nanosight

By | Equipment | No Comments
Each month we post a new edition to the SES 'Spotlight On...' series, showcasing equipment at our institutions, providing information and case studies for interested researchers/industries, and promoting better use of already available equipment. Nanosight is based on a technology called ‘nanoparticle tracking analysis’ (NTA) where a camera tracks the Brownian motion of each individual nanoparticle of interest in a flow cell. By using the Stokes-Einstein equation and based on the recorded nanoparticle tracks, the software then calculates the hydrodynamic diameter of each detected nanoparticle. These data, in turn, are used to plot the particle population distribution histogram which can be used to...
Read More

Spotlight On: KPMG Data Observatory

By | Equipment | No Comments
Each month we post a new edition to the SES 'Spotlight On...' series, showcasing equipment at our institutions, providing information and case studies for interested researchers/industries, and promoting better use of already available equipment. The KPMG Data Observatory is a research tool for visually observing and making sense of large amounts of data in a collaborative immersive environment. Physically the Observatory is a 6m diameter circular video wall consisting of 64 screens and over 40 computers. With a combined resolution of 132 million pixels the observatory provides high fidelity display of research data for collaborative discussion. The observatory contains a full surround sound...
Read More

Spotlight On: Nikon Imaging Centre

By | Equipment, Recommended | No Comments
Each month we post a new edition to the SES 'Spotlight On...' series, showcasing equipment at our institutions, providing information and case studies for interested researchers/industries, and promoting better use of already available equipment. The Nikon Imaging Centre at King’s College London (NIC@KCL) is one of nine such facilities world-wide aimed at providing access to cutting edge light microscopy instrumentation for researchers. The NIC@KCL is supported by a scientific director (Prof Maddy Parsons) and three permanent staff members (Dr Daniel Matthews [manager], Miss Isma Ali and Dr Ben Robinson [deputy managers]) who provide training, support day-to-day usage and maintain the instrumentation to a...
Read More

Spotlight On: R. J. Mitchell Wind Tunnel

By | Equipment | No Comments
Each month we post a new edition to the SES 'Spotlight On...' series, showcasing equipment at our institutions, providing information and case studies for interested researchers/industries, and promoting better use of already available equipment. The Mitchell Wind Tunnel at Southampton is a low speed wind tunnel capable of testing the aerodynamic performance of a wide range of items from various industries at wind speeds of up to 40m/s (or 90mph). The facility can be used to test cars, HGVs, trains, unmanned air vehicles, aircraft or components thereof, wind turbines, cyclists, boat hulls and underwater autonomous vehicles to name a few! The normal outputs...
Read More

Shining a spotlight on institutional equipment

By | Equipment | No Comments
Research equipment and infrastructure are key components of all academic institutions, providing essential space and technology for researchers to work on the most complex of problems. Setting up, accessing, utilising and promoting the right equipment costs both time and money to researchers and universities, raising the desire to share equipment across disciplines and institutions. In our new "Spotlight on..." series, we will be shining essential light on the managed facilities and equipment which make ground-breaking research possible within and outside of our institutions, reducing the barriers to information on what systems are available, how to access them, what they're already being used for and the impact of this research. We...
Read More