ARC Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities (LIEF) funding success 2016
Associate Professor Andrew Fleming, Professor Rob Atkin, Professor Erica Wanless, Dr Stuart Prescott, Professor Robert Melchers, Dr John Holdsworth, Dr Patrick Cullen and Associate Professor Patrick Spicer have been awarded $440,000 in ARC Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities (LIEF) funding commencing in 2016 for a Facility for Nanometer Scale Microscopy, Characterization, and Fabrication.
Facility for nanometre-scale microscopy, characterisation, and fabrication: This project aims to create a collaborative research facility for the microscopy and characterisation of nanometre structured devices and materials, enabling researchers to visualise and quantify the topography, chemical composition and structure of samples with a resolution approaching the atomic scale. A WiTek Alpha300SR microscope is capable of simultaneous atomic force microscopy, near-field scanning optical microscopy, photocurrent mapping, and Raman spectroscopy. These capabilities would allow the mapping of topography and chemical composition, response to optical stimulus, and the structure of materials in 3-D with nanometre-scale resolution on surfaces. This instrument would support research in areas such as organic photovoltaics, nanofabrication, polymer electronics, ionic fluids, functional interfaces, and thermionic devices.