The Rosalind Franklin Institute (The Franklin)


The Franklin is a new national Research Centre, funded by the UK government through UK Research and Innovation, dedicated to bringing about transformative changes in life science through interdisciplinary research and technology.

Within the Correlative Imaging theme, a key aim is to increase temporal and spatial resolution with which biological specimens can be studied. You will develop methods for the computational modelling of pulsed electron sources and work together with a team developing new time-resolved transmission electron microscopes being installed at the Franklin Hub. Professor Kirkland is a Science Director at the Franklin


The electron Physical Science Imaging Centre (ePSIC)


ePSIC is a national user facility located on the Harwell campus which was established as a partnership between the University of Oxford, Diamond Lightsource and Johnson Matthey plc. It operates two aberration corrected (S)TEM instruments supported by five staff scientists who provide full user support.

For the project described, both the JEOL ARM200F cold field-emission aberration corrected STEM instrument with EELS, EDX and SE detection and the JEOL ARM300F cold field-emission double aberration corrected (S)TEM instrument may be used with the latter operating between 30 and 300kV. This instrument is also fitted with a fast, direct counting detector synchronized to the scan and a large array direct electron detector. Professor Kirkland is Science Director at ePSIC


The David Cockayne Centre for Electron Microscopy (DCCEM)


Members of the group make use of a wide range of microscopes, including several at collaborator sites. The principal facilities used in Oxford are listed on the DCCEM website.