The world-class x-ray suite within the National Facility can deliver a range of services from powder characterisation, fingerprinting, variable temperature measurements, variable humidity measurements to unit cell determination and full structural solutions.
CMAC also have a Xenocs Small Angle X-ray Scattering (SAXS) instrument, which can be employed in the investigation of materials with larger intermolecular spacing for the determination of shape and alignment of particles.
Our Nano-CT service offers a non-invasive technique for the three-dimensional structural characterisation of solids this can be applied to analyse for samples with sizes > ca. 20 um.
The extensive optical and electron microscopy capability at the National Facility is located within a vibration sensitive laboratory. This includes automated compound and inverted optical microscopes, off-line IR and Raman instruments with surface mapping features plus a benchtop SEM. This service enables physical samples to be imaged and chemically analysed at the facility.