Melbourne Platform For Surface Characterisation Of Structured Materials

Grant number: LE0989615 | Funding period: 2009 - 2009



The Australian economy is gradually expanding its manufacturing base through the development of the nanotechnology and biotechnology sectors. This will lead to production of a more diverse range of elaborately transformed goods. A key contributor to these export opportunities will be the nanotechnology sector since at the present time no country has a real nanotechnology based economy and there are many niche markets available for smaller countries such as Australia. This proposal helps to build quality control and characterisation infrastructure that will facilitate prototyping and design of nanoscale devices and sensors for next generation manufacturing.