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Central Analytical Research Facility (CARF)

About CARF

The Central Analytical Research Facility hosts state-of-the-art facilities to support multidisciplinary research.

Accessing services and equipment

Instructions for booking our equipment or contracting our services.

Analytical laboratory

Access equipment to chemically analyse a wide range of gas, liquid and solid samples.

Genomics laboratory

Focus on the study of genes and their functions, including genome and DNA analysis.

Optical and electron microscopy laboratory

Our cutting-edge equipment that allows for optical microscopy, electron microscopy and specimen preparation.

Physical and mechanical properties laboratory

Analyse the physical and mechanical properties of any item, including size, porosity, surface are and thermal qualities.

Proteomics and small molecule mass spectrometry laboratory

Complete analysis of proteins, lipids, metabolites, pesticides, pharmaceuticals and volatile organic compounds.

Surface science laboratory

This laboratory focuses on how materials interact with their environment from an atomic and atomistic perspective.

X-ray and particles laboratory

Our x-ray and particles laboratory provides x-ray diffraction, x-ray fluorescence, neutron diffraction and sample preparation.


Central Analytical Research Facility (CARF)

  • Postal address:
    Central Analytical Research Facility
    GPO Box 2434
    Brisbane QLD 4001