New photoemission electron microscope under construction

Scienta Omicron NanoESCA III photoemission electron microscope (PEEM)


The Flinders Microscopy and Microanalysis (FMMA) Scienta Omicron NanoESCA III photoemission electron microscope (PEEM) has arrived at Flinders, with the installation and commissioning of this instrument led by Prof. Sarah Harmer and managed by Dr Darryl Jones well underway.  In an Australian first, this Microscopy Australia facility has been co-funded by Flinders University, the South Australian State Government and the Federal Government under the National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy to provide researchers and industry access to techniques for investigating material properties and structure. Once commissioned, the PEEM instrument will provide information about the physical characteristics and chemical composition of materials at nanometer scales to support current and future research needs. This capability will assist in the characterisation of minerals to support the mining industry and the creation of new materials for next generation technologies, such as solar cells and light emitting diodes.

Contact to get in touch with FMMA staff to arrange access to this facility once commissioning is complete.

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