The University of Newcastle, Australia

ARC Discovery Project funding success

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Dr Andrew Fleming has been awarded more than $266,000 in ARC Discovery Project funding commencing in 2015 for his research project Atomic Resolution Sensors for Imaging and Metrological Science.

Australian Research Council (ARC)

About the project

This project aims to create new sensing technologies for detecting motion on the atomic scale with Megahertz (MHz) bandwidth. Advanced signal processing and communication theory will be applied with the aim of developing new classes of capacitive, inductive and optical position sensors. The resolution and bandwidth are predicted to be a one-hundred fold improvement over the current state-of-the-art. Applications are expected to include biomedical imaging, high-speed nanofabrication, high-resolution computer numerical control (CNC) machining, high-speed gas and chemical sensors, and ultra-precise seismometers and gyroscopes.

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