The analytical laboratory houses an array of top-end instruments for chemically analysing a wide range of gas, liquid and solid samples, down to parts per trillion.
The experts and equipment in our genomics laboratory focus on the study of genes and their functions, and involves the analysis of an organism's genome or entire DNA content.
Our optical and electron microscopy laboratory houses cutting-edge equipment that allows for optical microscopy, electron microscopy and specimen preparation.
This laboratory analyses the physical and mechanical properties of any item, including size, porosity, surface are and thermal qualities.
This laboratory is equipped with state-of-the-art mass spectrometry platforms that allow for a range of tests, including qualitative, quantitative and structural analysis of proteins, lipids, metabolites, pesticides, pharmaceuticals and volatile organic compounds.
Our surface science laboratory focuses on how materials interact with their environment from an atomic and atomistic perspective, and interrogates phenomena that occur at the nanoscale.
Our x-ray and particles laboratory features a range of methods and equipment, and provides x-ray diffraction, x-ray fluorescence, neutron diffraction and sample preparation.
We have specialist expertise in geological sample preparation and analysis, and has equipment for rock cutting and crushing, core logging, thin sections and soil analysis.
We conduct in-depth failure analysis to identify why and how metal components have failed and the corrective actions needed.
We can provide chemical information on a wide range materials using our routine and advanced infrared (FT-IR) and Raman spectrometers, microscopes and accessories.
We can help QUT researchers access the specialist capabilities of the Australian Synchrotron, which produces X-ray and infrared radiation used in diffraction, scattering, spectroscopy and imaging experiments.
Central Analytical Research Facility (CARF)
- Phone: 3138 9500
- Postal address:
Central Analytical Research Facility
GPO Box 2434
Brisbane QLD 4001