South West Wales

Swansea University gets £2.5m grant for microscopes

Bird skull x-ray Image copyright Swansea University’s College of Engineering
Image caption A bird skull scanned using X-ray microtomography

A university research team has been awarded £2.5m to buy high-powered microscopes.

The grant, from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, was awarded to Swansea University's College of Engineering to fund new X-ray and electron microscopes.

It will allow scientists to look at objects on scales almost at the level of atoms.

The equipment could be used for imaging the structures of animal bones.

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