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Prepare for your visit

After your proposal has been accepted and instrument time has been allocated, please contact the SuperSTEM research scientist assigned to your project to arrange your visit and discuss the particulars of your experiments (such as sample pre-screening…).

The SuperSTEM Sample Handling Handbook (SSHH)  provides a very complete set of guidelines, established procedures and recommendations for sample handling and transportation, sample storage and more generally sample preparation(Download SSHH)

Information about
 travel to the STFC Daresbury campus, local transport options and accommodation can be found in the relevant sections of the SuperSTEM website.

If you are travelling from outside the E.U., you may need to obtain a visa to gain entry into the U.K. Please allow for ample time for the visa application process before you book your SuperSTEM time and do not hesitate to contact us should you need official documents confirming your intent to carry out collaborative research at SuperSTEM.

After your visit

Data Evaluation and Analysis

The SuperSTEM facility provides a number of high end data analysis computers with processing and simulation software, as well as a 10-node computer cluster for larger computational jobs. All users are encouraged to visit SuperSTEM at their convenience if they wish to use this equipment and software to process their data or to discuss their results with us!

or those users that wish to process their data upon their return to their home institutions a list with some of the many commercially or freely available data evaluation programs can be found on our Links page The SuperSTEM staff  will be happy to follow up and assist users with their data processing and evaluation!

If you have developed a processing method which you wish to share with the SuperSTEM user community or if you know of any other programs that would be useful to users please let us know and we will include it in our list!


Please, do not forget to keep us informed of any publication or scientific contribution that result from your experiments at SuperSTEM


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