An X-ray scattering facility for advanced characterisation of natural and novel materials

  • Wilson, Sasha (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))
  • Cheng, Yibing (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Davies, Chris (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Guo, Qipeng (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Hodgson, Peter (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Hutchinson, Christopher (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Kamenetsky, Vadim (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Stanford, Nicole Ellen (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Wallace, Malcolm (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Webb, John (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Yang, Wenrong (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Zhang, Lian (Chief Investigator (CI))

Project: Research

Project Details

Project Description

The aim of this proposal is to establish an X-ray analytical facility for characterisation of natural and novel materials using three complementary techniques: environmental powder X-ray diffraction, small angle X-ray scattering, and X-ray texture analysis. This facility will enable structural characterisation of engineered and geological materials on length scales from 0.1 nm to 1 mm and under controlled conditions of temperature and atmospheric composition. This analytical facility will be used to support innovation in (1) design of novel materials for industrial, environmental and biomedical applications and (2) development of green technologies and processes for energy production and mining.
Effective start/end date20/05/1330/04/14


  • Australian Research Council (ARC)
  • Monash University
  • Deakin University
  • La Trobe University
  • University of Tasmania
  • University of Melbourne