A tunable femtosecond light source for materials and biological sciences

  • Batten, Stuart (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))
  • Murray, Keith (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Cifuentes, Marie (Partner Investigator (PI))
  • Hillier, Warwick (Partner Investigator (PI))
  • Humphrey, Mark (Partner Investigator (PI))
  • Krausz, Elmars (Partner Investigator (PI))
  • McDonagh, Andrew (Partner Investigator (PI))
  • Pace, Ron J. (Partner Investigator (PI))
  • Samoc, Marek (Partner Investigator (PI))

Project: Research

Project Details

Project Description

This proposal seeks support for a facility that will provide both femtosecond and nanosecond intense light
pulses over a broad spectral range. The tunable fs and ns laser equipment will be interfaced with
electrochemistry equipment. This will permit examination of new molecular materials across a range of
oxidation states in a facility that is unique world-wide. The facility will support a diverse array of world-leading
research at the participating organizations (e.g. assessing new optical materials for a range of
technologically important applications, and the redox structure and function of biologically-sourced and
biomimetic catalysts critical to renewable energy research) and will ensure that Australia's world leadership
is maintained.
Effective start/end date1/01/1131/12/11


  • Australian Research Council (ARC)