University of Manchester

Multidisciplinary Characterisation Facility

accelerate material characterisation

Complete charactersation of materials from macro to nano scale

The Manchester X-ray Imaging Facility is part of the Multidisciplinary Characterisation Facility (MCF). This is a federation of state-of-the-art suites and facilities at the University of Manchester that aims to accelerate advancements in materials characterisation.

The facilities at MXIF enable 2D, 3D and 3D over time (so-called 4D) imaging of materials. We also have capability to recreate service conditions, via in situ stages and rigs, enabling the materials to be imaged under stress. The MCF enables MXIF capabilities to be combined with elemental, atomic and isotropic characterisation techniques allowing complete charactersation of materials from macro to nano scale.

This service aims to guide manufacturing design by using advanced technologies that illuminate the realistic conditions in which materials are used. Working closely with other scientists based at the University of Manchester, it will capture the way materials degrade in 2D, 3D and in 4D

Our extensive capabilities are at the forefront of development and include 3D multiscale tomographic imaging, elemental sample characterisation and sample analysis across timescales. Please contact Helen Ryder for further information on the MCF or to discuss potential projects.

MCF CommsBooklet
MCF Comms Booklet (pdf booklet for download)