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apabilities and, through those, discover the secrets of the Universe. Our major research and innovation campuses at Harwell, Daresbury and research facilities across the UK support fundamental research in astronomy, physics and space science.
Role in AMBHER
UKRI/STFC’s role within the AMBHER project is to use our expertise in the characterization of ammonia synthesis (and decomposition) catalysts to develop advanced in-situ and ex-situ techniques to reveal catalyst mechanisms along with structural changes and even potential degradation pathways. This will then feed back into the design of the catalysts (from our partners) such that catalysts which are more effective at milder conditions can be designed, synthesised and tested with greater certainty in the success of the results.