Institute for Future


24 April 2018

IFE’s Central Analytical Research Facility (CARF) now has a world-class Nanoscale Imaging Laboratory, following an official launch by Vice-Chancellor Professor Margaret Sheil on Tuesday 23 April. 

View images from the launch on IFE's Flickr profile.

The newly designed and refurbished laboratory is located in M Block, at QUT Gardens Point. The opening event was viewed by special guests both in person and via livestream. Attendees were welcomed by IFE Executive Director Professor Bronwyn Harch and Research Infrastructure Director Sach Jayasinghe.

IFE Research Infrastructure Director Sach Jayasinghe welcomes attendees.

CARF researcher Dr Josh Lipton-Duffin outlined the unique capabilities and technology of the new space. Professor Sheil officially launched the laboratory by cutting a nano-sized ribbon.

Professor Margaret Sheil cuts the nano-ribbon to officially open the laboratory.
The nano-ribbon on screen.

The Nanoscale Imaging Laboratory aggregates cutting-edge nanoscale imaging capabilities from CARF. The facility contains state-of-the-art, highly sensitive helium ion microscopes and scanning probe microscopes that allow researchers to see, image and manipulate single atoms and molecules, and understand the structure, function and properties of materials. This equates to the ability to produce images of subjects that are 50,000 times smaller than the thickness of a human hair!

To find out more about IFE CARF laboratories, technology and capabilities, visit the CARF website.

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