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Lancaster University launches spin-out

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Publication date1/04/14

Lancaster University's department of physics has launched a new spin-out which is set to reduce the costs of high-tech manufacturing.

Lancaster Material Analysis Ltd has been developed over four years at the university and is set to provide materials analysis services based on a new beam-exit cross-sectional polishing (BEXP) technique.

The technique could reduce the costs of high-tech manufacturing, according to the university.

Dr Alex Robson, chief executive of Lancaster Material Analysis, said: "Lowering the cost of materials analysis is clearly advantageous for the development of the next generation of devices, while the introduction of quality control procedures using this technique at early stages of the production process reduces waste and lowers costs.

"The technique can also be used in combination with other kinds of analysis, such as X-ray diffraction, to extract even more information."

BEXP was developed by Lancaster University’s Dr Oleg Kolosov, Dr Manus Hayne, Dr Ilya Grishin and Dr Alex Robson, and has received funding from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council in the form of PhD scholarships, Impact Acceleration Account funding and a doctoral prize.

A grant was also provided by the Joy Welch Educational Charitable Trust.

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