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A complete near field optical microscope for advanced characterization of novel and functional materials

Grant


Scheme


  • Linkage Infrastructure Equipment & Facilities (LIEF)

Abstract


  • The primary aim of this proposal is to purchase a complete near field scanning optical microscope (NSOM) integrated with variable temperature insert, magnetic field, and ion milling modules. This will enable unprecedented capabilities in characterization of advanced and functional materials. Optical characterization has been proven to be a key analytical technique that has played a critical role in breakthrough discoveries in the fields of superconductivity, chemistry, physics, microbiology, and pharmacy. The proposed facility has great potential to provide strong impulse towards understanding the fundamental principles of condensed and soft matter, which is considered to be a flagship and priority area in Australia.

Date/time Interval


  • 2011

Sponsor Award Id


  • LE110100099

Local Award Id


  • 12032

Scheme


  • Linkage Infrastructure Equipment & Facilities (LIEF)

Abstract


  • The primary aim of this proposal is to purchase a complete near field scanning optical microscope (NSOM) integrated with variable temperature insert, magnetic field, and ion milling modules. This will enable unprecedented capabilities in characterization of advanced and functional materials. Optical characterization has been proven to be a key analytical technique that has played a critical role in breakthrough discoveries in the fields of superconductivity, chemistry, physics, microbiology, and pharmacy. The proposed facility has great potential to provide strong impulse towards understanding the fundamental principles of condensed and soft matter, which is considered to be a flagship and priority area in Australia.

Date/time Interval


  • 2011

Sponsor Award Id


  • LE110100099

Local Award Id


  • 12032