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The Applied Physics Laboratory consists of a work space suitable for 35 students. The room allows for both lectures and research to be carried out with a large preparation room located in close proximity. The laboratory allows for laboratory-based research in atomic and nuclear physics, solid state physics, optics, quantum mechanics, acoustics, biomechanics, environmental physics, medical physics, nanophysics, and space physics.

The laboratory houses a variety of research equipment, including;

  • 3D printers
  • Michelson Interferometers
  • Optical Tweezers
  • Spectrometers
  • Centrifuges
  • Tensile Strength & Stress-Strain Tensiometer
  • Microscopes
  • Surface Force Tensiometer
  • 3-axis CNC Machine
  • Oscilloscopes and Telescopes.

Ongoing research in the Applied Physics suite includes;

The Detection on High Energy Muons, Modelling and manufacturing of artificial cartilage through additive manufacturing and Characterisation of Additive Manufactured AFM Beds.

Area equipment summary:

  • Additive manufacturing - Various custom-built 3D printers
  • Electronic engineering - Various construction components
  • Radiation analysis - Geiger mini tubes and counters
  • Optical analysis - Various emitters, meters and accessories
  • Material Science - Various products for construction and observational experiments.