Melbourne Nanomaterials Characterisation Platform

AFM – Indentation – Contact angle and surface tension

Contact

Mr. James Griffith

+61 3 90358587


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Post author: Lauren Hyde. Last update: 14/10/2015 at 3:29 pm by Lauren Hyde.

Overview

This platform is a combination of atomic force microscopy (AFM), colloidal characterisation equipment and nano-indentation capabilities to provide surface and material characterisation of a broad range of materials to support research activities in engineering, science and medicine.

This platform has the capacity to provide information on surface topography, elasticity, magnetic and electrical properties, colloidal forces, wetting properties, and micro- and nano- mechanical material property characterisation.

This is a multi-user platform that supports a diverse range of research groups. Through this platform we offer access to equipment and provide support on a collaborative or fee for service basis depending on the scale, focus and area of the work.

Please contact us for an initial scoping of work.

Details

Benefits

The Nanomaterials Characterisation facility has particular expertise in:

  • Atomic Force Microscopy
  • Surface characterisation of materials including: topography, elasticity, magnetic and electrical properties, colloidal forces
  • Nano- and micro- mechanical property characterisation
  • Integrated AFM and fluorescence microscopy
  • Colloidal characterisation
  • In-house technical support and training provided
  • User operated after completion of training
Access

To access the instrumentation, either as a collaboration or fee for service, please contact the platform support officer James Griffith. We welcome new users and collaborators, and can provide guidance for experimental design and analysis. Existing users can make instrument bookings here.

Contact:

Platform Support Officer: James Griffith    james.griffith@unimelb.edu.au

MCFP Platform Manager: Dr. Lauren Hyde    lauren.hyde@unimelb.edu.au

Access by collaboration, Access by fee for service
Access by users external to managing organisation, Access by users internal to managing organisation

People

Ms. Lauren Hyde

Ms. Lauren Hyde

Scientific Services Manager at The University of Melbourne, Melbourne Materials Institute.

P: +61 3 83440176 | Email |

Mr. James Griffith

Mr. James Griffith

Facility Staff at The University of Melbourne, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering.

P: +61 3 90358587 | Email |

Instruments

Cypher

Atomic Force Microscope (AFM) used for Materials characterisation, topography, force measurements.

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Dimension 3100

Atomic Force Microscope (AFM) used for Materials characterisation, topography, force measurements, magnetic and electrical properties.

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MFP-3D

Atomic Force Microscope (AFM) used for Materials characterisation, topography, force measurements.

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MFP-3D-Bio

Atomic Force Microscope (AFM) used for Materials characterisation, biological samples, topography, force measurements.

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Nano-Test

nano- and micro- indentation used for Mechanical properties of materials.

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Nanowizard II AFM

Atomic Force Microscope (AFM) used for Materials characterisation, biological samples, topography, force measurements.

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OCA20 Tensiometer and Contact Angle

Tensiometer and Contact Angle instrument used for measuring surface tension and contact angle of materials and liquids.

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Location

Melbourne Nanomaterials Characterisation Platform

The University of Melbourne, Melbourne Materials Institute. Builiding 165, Stationery lane, Parkville, Victoria, Australia.

View location in Google maps. This location is based upon GPS coordinates as the street address does not accurately indicate the location of the facility.

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Type: Core facility in a research organisation
Discipline areas: Biological Science, Chemical Science, Engineering Science, Materials Science, Physical Science
Precinct: Central
Affiliations: The University of Melbourne

Biological Science categories: AFM, Microscopy

Tags: AFM, characterisation, contact angle, indentation, materials, mechanical testing, microscopy, surface tension