The Institute for Superconducting and Electronic Materials (ISEM) is located in the state-of-the-art Australian Institute for Innovative Materials (AIIM) Facility at the University of Wollongong’s Innovation Campus.
ISEM’s facilities include six laboratories with a floor space of 400m2 for processing and characterisation of high temperature superconducting and energy storage materials; materials processing and a full range of materials characterisation equipment.
The AIIM Facility is expanding to build Australia’s first materials processing and devices facility which will allow research to scaled-up to bridge the gap to commercialisation. The AIIM Facility will not only be able to tackle some of the world’s most challenging problems but it will be able to develop the processes and devices needed to help transform research into reality.
The facilities available to ISEM include a world-class battery testing facility with the capacity to test industrial scale batteries according to national standards and a high temperature superconducting laboratory for the fabrication of prototyping devices.
The AIIM Facility will also house a purpose-built electron microscope facility containing powerful tools for microstructural and chemical analysis.
The new facilities at AIIM are expected to be operational in 2011.
AIIM Facility online equipment booking system
Equipment bookings at the AIIM Facility can be made using the AC Lab Booking System.
If you have not used the facilities before or do not have an account please complete the Registration Form and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
For further information regarding equipment booking please contact Dr Germanas Peleckis on extension 5728 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Freeze drier, spray drier||Rolling mills|
|Swagging machine||Box furnace 1700°C ±1°C|
|Multi-zone tube furnaces 1200°C ±1°C||Multi-target pulsed laser deposition system|
|Powder mills (agate/zirconia)||Drawing bench (8 m)|
|Uniaxial cold pressing to 10 t||Controlled atmosphere glove box|
|Melt spinning||High vacuum furnace|
|Dip-coater||Single crystal growth|
|Spark plasma sintering (SPS)||Pulse-laser deposition (PLD)|
|DTA/TG 1100°C||SEM with EDS|
|FEG-SEM with EDS||TEM 200 kV with EDS|
|Vista MPX axial simultaneous ICP-AE spectrometer||X-Ray diffractometer (XRD)|
|Thin film characterisation by ellipsometry||Pressure–composition–isotherm measurement system (PCI)|
|Pfeiffer vacuum mass spectrometer (MS)|
|PPMS 2-400 K 0-9 T DC field||PPMS 2-400K, 0-14T field|
|Scanning tunneling microscope||DC superconducting magnet 0-8T|
|DC power supplies 0-875 A range||Amplifiers, function generator, oscilloscope|
|Battery charge/discharge||Atomic force microscopy (AFM)|
|Multi-channel data collection systems||Particle size analyser 0.05-900 µm|
|NOVA 1000 high speed gas sorption analyser||NOVA gas pycnometer for density measurements|
|VSM 2-400 K 0-12 T DC field||Magneto-optical imaging, 12K-300K, 0T-0.3T|
|2 electromagnets 0-4 T||6 digital multimeters down to nV range|
|Cryogenic system 2-475 K||Impedance analyser|
|Eddy current generator||Magnetic property measurement system (SQUID), 2-400K, 0-5T DC field|
|N2 gas compatibility Single & multi point BET||Horizontal field superconducting magnet, 0-8T, 5-300K|
|Dielectric measurement system||Piezoelectric evaluation system (aixPES) and ferroelectric thin film system|
The following Institutions and Chief Investigators have been involved with the ARC RIEF proposals. The support and participation of these researchers is sincerely appreciated.
University of Queensland, (Prof DR Mackinnon)
RMIT, (Prof PJK Paterson)
CSIRO, (Dr N Saviddes, Dr K Müller)
University of NSW, (Profs G. Russell, C Grantham, Dr B Gleeson, R. Ramer)
ANSTO, (Dr ER Vance)
Australian National University, (Dr M Das)
University of Melbourne, (DN Jamieson)
Griffith University,(Dr S Myhra)
Curtin University (Prof DY Li and Dr I Low)
Queensland University of Technology, (Dr PD Killen)
University of Technology, Sydney, (Profs J Smith and JN Bell)
James Cook University (Prof. J. Mazierska)
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