High-accuracy spectroscopy under extreme conditions: combining novel synchrotron and laboratory-based spectroscopy

  • Bond, Alan (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))
  • Best, Stephen (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Brugger, Joel (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Chantler, Christopher (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Gerson, Andrea (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • McNaughton, Donald (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Mulvaney, Paul (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • O'Neill, Brian (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Spiccia, Leone, (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Lamb, Robert N. (Partner Investigator (PI))
  • Liu, Weihua (Partner Investigator (PI))
  • Ryan, Christopher (Partner Investigator (PI))

Project: Research

Project Description

State of the art spectrometers and brighter synchrotrons can now probe chemical and biological systems under extreme conditions (high pressure; high temperature; corrosive or in-vivo, in-situ environments). This project establishes national critical infrastructure to tackle major problems related to economic geology, ore processing, enivronmental geochemistry, electrochemistry, proteomics, drug development, nanoscience, chemical processes in living systems and fundamental science. This proposal integrates novel high chemical processes in living systems and fundamental science. This proposal integrates novel high precision EXAFS techniques, revolutionary x-ray and optical spectroscopic cells, advanced detectors and state-of-the-art UV-Vis-NIR remote probes to dramatically enhance capabilities in the laboratory and at National Facilities.
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date1/01/0831/12/08

Funding

  • Australian Research Council (ARC): AUD700,000.00
  • Monash University
  • Monash University