a national collaborative research facility

  • for the characterisation of materials at the micro, nano and atomic scales
  • making expert support, training and instruments accessible to all researchers
  • enabling world-class Australian research and innovation

Researchers: access our optical, electron, X-ray, scanning and ion-beam techniques, along with world-leading platforms such as atom probe tomography and advanced ion probes.

Industry: access or services can be specifically tailored to your business needs.

Impact: for science success stories, from healthcare to agriculture, engineering to archaeology, download our annual Profile, browse our News & Media or watch our Impact video.


Ahead of the competition

March 20, 2017

To help Procter & Gamble develop better shampoo, the AMMRF at UWA provides unique high-resolution NanoSIMS analysis of the penetration of specific molecules into hair. Procter & Gamble is a global company, with net sales in 2016 of $65 billion. P&G’s products include of the world’s most well known household names in personal hygiene, cosmetics and cleaning consumer goods. 24 of these 50 brands each generate more than one billion ...Read More


Cutting-edge alloys are big business

March 16, 2017

Through an ARC Linkage Project, Weir Minerals access sophisticated microscopy in the AMMRF at the University of Sydney. The researchers are developing new super-tough alloys to keep their mining machinery at the leading edge of the market. Weir Minerals employs nearly 7,000 people worldwide, delivering end-to-end solutions for mining, dewatering, transportation, milling, processing and waste management activities. ...Read More


Mighty mite protection at the micron level

March 16, 2017

“Bambury is at the forefront of bedding technology. Mite-Guard is one of the longest running ranges for the company and is recommended by allergy and asthma specialists. It features a specially developed micron dust filter membrane sandwiched between two layers of fabric, allowing barrier protection against allergens whilst remaining breathable for comfort. Given the product has inherent health benefits, it was essential we backed up our claims ...Read More