New facility for state of the art electron microscope
Clean Room Construction Ltd are pleased to announce the successful completion of the new Nano Technology Laboratory on behalf of the University of Cambridge.
The new facility located at the Nano Technology Centre on the West Cambridge Site was purpose built to house a new state of the art electron microscope and CRC were approached to provide the laboratory in which the microscope was to be contained.
Clean Room Construction’s (CRC) brief was to design, install and validate a new laboratory area to achieve tight ambient control of 21 +/- 0.5 C or better in conjunction with anti vibration measures, RF shielding and minimal air turbulence as this would all have an adverse effect on the operation of the microscope.
The presence of SF6 gas also presented a hazard to occupants so a gas detection and extraction system was installed as part of the solution along with other process utilities to service the requirements of the new microscope.
CRC’s Project Director Richard Rowe said ‘Having been involved in the design and build of the Universities original Nano Technology Centre CRC were delighted to again be involved in this latest chapter of development in the field of Nanotechnology’.