Dr Brett Turner
Contaminated site characterisation and remediation (PFAS)
Scanning helium microscope: visualising modern materials
The Scanning Helium Microscope (SHeM) is the world's first electrically inert microscope. Produced by our research team in collaboration with key partners, the microscope uses neutral helium to image organic and delicate materials with zero damage.
The SHeM is the first new microscope beam type in almost a century (since the electron microscope). It is a new-age microscope geared towards the investigation and development of new-age materials within a rapidly changing context.
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