Strand Research Facility

Strand Research Facility
Equipment Location

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.

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.