Enabling Platforms

Enabling tools

We are a central research infrastructure unit that provides microscopy and analysis facilities to the research community of the University. If you are new to our Unit and would like to use our facilities, please go to the Access page to find out How To Register. 

Computational and Data Infrastructure is home to Australia's leading high-performance research computing environment. It provides world-class services, such as high-performance cloud computing and petascale data, to all domains of science, government and industry.

The SSEAU is part of the Mark Wainwright Analytical Centre located in the Chemical Sciences Building (F10) on the Kensington Campus of the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia. We have specialised facilities for structural and elemental analysis for a wide range of research areas, including material characterisation, molecular structure, environmental and geochemical analysis and surface analysis.

The Spectroscopy Laboratory has a focus on vibrational spectroscopy techniques, Raman and infrared, enabling chemical characterisation and micron-scale mapping of solids, liquids and powders. The lab hosts two Raman spectrometers (one with photoluminescence capability), two FTIR spectrometers and two UV/Visible/NIR spectrophotometers.

The University NMR Facility was first established as an Inter-Faculty operation with its first spectrometer with a superconducting magnet, in 1982. It is now located within the purpose-built Analytical Centre, housed in the Chemical Sciences Building (F10), and equipped to an international standard with state-of-the art instruments:  Seven which can measure solutions, two which can measure solids and soft matter, and one which can measure electron magnetic resonance.

National facilities

The Australian Synchrotron produces powerful beams of light that are used at individual experimental facilities to examine the molecular and atomic details of a wide range of materials. The advanced techniques are applied to research in many important areas including health and medical, food, environment, biotechnology, nanotechnology, energy, mining, agriculture, advanced materials and cultural heritage.

The Australian Centre for Neutron Scattering is the home of neutron science in Australia and a leading facility in the Asia Oceania region. It is part of an international network of organisations with neutron sources that delivers world-competitive neutron scattering science from Australian and international users.