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What is SSSC ?
Learn About UsLocated in the historic Thorvaldson Building on the University of Saskatchewan campus; the Saskatchewan Structural Sciences Centre (SSSC) resides as the largest shared analytical instrument facility on campus.
Student TrainingOur quality services and thorough training sessions are guided by our highly experienced and specialized staff. At the Saskatchewan Structural Sciences Centre, we offer the opportunity to learn one-on-one with our experts.
Analytical ServicesIn addition to our research and training, we also provide professional analytical services for small academic groups or industry.
Within our research
- Protecting High-Tech Devices from Cosmic Rays
If the “dog ate my homework” excuse won’t work anymore, kids today might try out “a cosmic ray bombarded my computer with subatomic particles and I lost everything!”. It might sound far-fetched, but as our high-tech gadgets shrink in size, the tiny circuits inside them are becoming more and more vulnerable to particles from space. These so-called “soft errors” can affect everything from computers to cardiac defibrillators and airplane equipment...
- U of S Chemistry Professor Wins National Award for Research in Solar Energy
The award is presented annually to recognize excellence by a scientist carrying out research in physical, theoretical or computational chemistry or chemical physics. Steer is widely recognized as an outstanding researcher in photochemistry, photophysics and molecular fluorescence spectroscopy. His research on the behaviour of organic molecules that absorb light is leading to new insights in the field of solar energy...
- Giving today’s students skills for tomorrow
Today’s students are tomorrow’s professionals, who are called upon to solve problems. For physicists and engineering physicists, that requires understanding the tools in the laboratory and optimizing techniques to get the best results...
- Li Chen among CFI grant recipients
Two Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM) scientists are among the 12 University of Saskatchewan research leaders who have received more than $2.2 million from the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) for their research projects...
- Funding Supports U of S Research in Food, Medicine, Energy, and Advanced Technologies
The University of Saskatchewan has been awarded $3.8 million from the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) for three projects
totaling$9.5 million that will help solve economically significant agricultural and health problems and enhance the global scientific leadership of the Canadian Light Source on campus...