Research Complex at Harwell: Access for CLF Users
25 May 2012



Access to the Research Complex at Harwell to use facilities including NMR and electron microscopes is available for CLF users from UK institutions.​


​​​​​​​​The Research Complex at Harwell (RCaH)


​CLF users from UK institutions can access Research Complex at Harwell facilities.

The Research Complex at Harwell (RCaH) (link opens in a new window) is a new, multidisciplinary laboratory that provides facilities for researchers in both life and physical sciences and the interface between them. It is located on the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (RAL) site close to the DIAMOND synchrotron.

RCaH facilities are especially targeted at researchers who will be conducting work at Diamond, ISIS, the CLF, and other shared facilities on the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (RAL) site, both on a long and short-term basis. UK researchers who have approved CLF experiments are eligible to use RCaH facilities.

Facilities at RCaH presently include Scanning and Transmission Electron Microscopes, NMR equipment, and a variety of general physics and chemistry equipment.

Further details can be found on the RCaH w​ebsite (link opens in a new window).

How to apply for access to RCaH facilities

Researchers from UK institutions who have approved CLF beamtime are eligible to use RCaH facilities. This may be for very short use, e.g. less than one day, to characterise samples for CLF experiments, or could be for longer access if a programme of work is required.

Use of RCaH facilities can be requested on the CLF beamtime proposal form. The User Office will automatically forward successful proposals that have requested RCaH access to RCaH staff.

Please contact theCLF User Office​ for further information, or if you wish to use RCaH but didn't specify this on your CLF proposal.

Contact: CLF User Office