Welcome to the Central Laser Facility

The Central Laser Facility (CLF) is a partnership between its staff and the large number of members of UK and European universities who use the specialised laser equipment provided to carry out a broad range of experiments in physics, chemistry and biology.

We hope these web pages can convey some of the excitement and achievement of this community.

Latest News


  • 25 May 2016

    Designer nanomaterials caught by laser Octopus

    Researchers using the CLF's Octopus facility have discovered a new way of observing designer nanomaterials - materials that are 400 times smaller than a human hair...
  • 25 May 2016

    Target Fabrication 3D printing capability

    CLF Target Fabrication Group has now added a 3D printer to their laboratory. This will give the group the capability to design and fabricate model prototypes, target posts and coating supports on a much shorter timescale than previously possible....
  • 17 May 2016

    Anne-Marie Clarke

    It is with immense sadness that we tell you that Anne-Marie passed away on Sunday, 8th May after a long and brave battle with cancer....

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