[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/LE0345760]
Researchers Dr KE Bremmell; Prof J Ralston; Prof RG Horn; Dr CA Prestidge; Dr EJ Wanless; A/Prof SR Biggs; Dr NL Fazzalari
Brief description We seek to establish a world-class facility for the measurement of nanoscale interaction forces. The ability to measure forces between particles, polymers, emulsion droplets, bubbles, proteins and powders will augment our research capabilities in minerals and material processing, thin film technology, structured surfaces, and in molecular and bio-technology (eg. proteins, DNA, cells, bone, bio-implants). A Molecular Force Probe (Asylum Research) instrument will allow precise and flexible force measurements on the nano-metre scale. The proposed multi-disciplinary facility will advance research in the areas of engineering, chemistry, pharmacology and biotechnology.
Funding Amount $210,000
Funding Scheme Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities