Atom Probe Tomography (APT) is an indispensable characterisation tool used in leading international materials laboratories. Two APT instruments installed in the Oxford Materials Department currently serve the research needs for UK academia and industry. The Oxford facility operates 24/7, with ~40 hands-on users, collaborating with more than 20 UK partners. There is a strong technical support team with considerable experience of operating advanced instrumentation and in offering APT to external users.

Facility staff can work with researchers to plan experimental campaigns and estimate access required for their project. Users will receive hands-on support through each stage of the experiment and analysis.

We offer a flexible approach to access, from proof-of-concept trials up to longer term projects, where we can assist with building access costs into research council grants.

The facility also undertakes short-term projects directly for industrial partners, and has extensive experience of adapting to client needs of reporting and rapid turnaround and protection of intellectual property.

For any initial queries, please email:

Or to propose the use of APT in your application, you can directly fill out the attached ‘Access Request Form’.


Download Access Request Form