The instrument scientists at the UKAEA’s Materials Research Facility (MRF) were very supportive and coordinated effectively with us. We are very grateful for the professional and high quality support provided by the MRF; our experiments were completed as planned. The results are very valuable and will be used by our PhD student in their thesis and for research publications.
We found the NNUF facility access scheme extremely useful - it provided valuable opportunities for PhDs and PDRAs to use equipment/services that are not available otherwise. In particular, the quick turnaround enabled the speedy collection of experimental data and this is very impressive.
We are very impressed by this NNUF user access scheme. My group is a frequent user of many national/international nuclear facilities; the experience we had with the MRF via NNUF was absolutely impressive. The support we received, both administration and technical, was truly world-class! We only hope that this scheme can exist for longer to enable much more brilliant research. We believe this will make a massive difference to nuclear research in the UK.
Dr Dong Liu, Senior Lecturer, School of Physics, University of Bristol (MRF user December 2020 – February 2021, experiment title: “Investigation of proton-irradiation induced damage in graphite composites").