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Physics Research Facility


The Physics Research Facility is a collection of instruments and equipment that are accessible to researchers from King's, the London Centre for Nanotechnology (LCN) and elsewhere.

Charging rates

Table of charging rates

 Equipment Internal rate £/hr External rate £/hr

Bruker Icon Dimension Atomic Force Microscope



Caliber Atomic Force Microscope



Hitachi Scanning Electron Microscope



Leybold Thermal Evaporator



Laurell Spin Coater



Horiba UViSEL 2 Ellipsometer



Perkin ELMER FTIR spectrometer



Horiba Fluoromax-4 Spectrofluorometer



Hitachi U4100 Emission Spectrometer



Bruker Multimode 8 Atomic Force Microscope



Malvern NanoSight Particle Analyser



Tescan SEM Delmic cathodoluminescence



Malvern Zetasizer Nano ZS



Femto Plasma Cleaner



Hitachi IM4000 Ion Miller



Quorum Q150T Turbo-pumped Sputter Coater




The facility runs on an hourly rate and pricing is based on cost recovery. Invoices will be raised monthly and sent to users for payment. Non-payment of invoices within 3 months of the invoice being raised will result in sanctions by the facility including bans. For external users, including those from LCN, a billing address and contact details are required with booking.

Terms of Use 

Please read the Terms of Use before making an equipment booking. This covers information on mandatory training, cancellation, access and the booking system. 

Equipment Booking

External users should book through the Booked reservation website. New users will first need to create an account.


If you wish to have training, are not sure which equipment would be most appropriate, or need to cancel a session, please email us.




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