The UKRI research and innovation infrastructure roadmap aims to capture economic, social and environmental benefits from investment in our R&D infrastructure. As part of the roadmap the CLF has put forward HiLUX for consideration by the UKRI’s- Infrastructure Advisory Committee. HiLUX is a £17M (over 4 years) proposal to invest in new laser technologies that will make a step change increase in performance of pump-probe spectroscopy to transform the Ultra and Artemis Facilities and create a unique centre for pump-probe vibrational, electronic and XUV spectroscopy and imaging. Key stakeholders will be the UK academic user community and industry and the centre will complement UK & international university infrastructure, synchrotron and XFEL large-scale facilities.
- Introduce new generation, efficient, high power ytterbium (Yb) lasers.
- Develop state-of–the-art Terahertz (THz) to X-ray sources.
- Commission new pump-probe spectroscopy and imaging instruments.
- Upgrade detectors and sample techniques.
- Develop new computational approaches and interfaces for high data volume and content.
- Host students and the next generation of scientists in a fast-growing photo-science community.
For further information please contact Mike Towrie and Emma Springate.