The Cockcroft Institute provides a focal point for accelerator technology at Sci-Tech Daresbury, bringing together the Universities of Lancaster, Liverpool, Manchester and STFC’s Accelerator Science and Technology Centre (ASTeC). It is named after the Nobel prize winner Sir John Cockcroft FRS.
Rooted in a distinguished 50-year heritage of world-leading accelerator technology at Sci-Tech Daresbury, the Cockcroft Institute can offer end-to-end expertise in the design, simulation, commissioning and operation of accelerators.
Accelerators are a key technology for tackling the global challenges in healthcare, security, environment and energy, and are a major tool for modern manufacturing.
Future advances will benefit many aspects of our everyday lives through areas such as cancer treatment, security scanning, industrial processing and advanced materials.
The Cockcroft Institute works closely with industry to ensure that the social and economic impacts from the next generation of ground-breaking accelerator technologies are fully realised.
- Versatile Electron Linear Accelerator (VELA)
- Microwave and Radio Frequency Laboratory
- Super conducting Radio-Frequency Laboratory (SRF)
- Laser Test Laboratory
- Optics Metrology Laboratory
- Vacuum Science Laboratory
- Photocathode Preparation Laboratory
- Surface science and novel coatings
- Magnet technology
- Mechanical and electrical engineering and IT facilities
- Access to the Nano Science facility and Photon Science Centre at the University of Manchester
- Access to University of Liverpool’s medical facilities