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Overview

The ANFF Materials Node brings together specific strengths in the fabrication of both hard and soft materials, particularly organic and inorganic electronic materials.

The Materials Node is based at the University of Newcastle (UoN) and the University of Wollongong (UoW). It combines the skills, facilities and expertise of the Translational Research Initiative for Cell Engineering and Printing (TRICEP), the ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science (ACES), the UoW Intelligent Polymer Research Institute (IPRI), and the UoN’s Centre for Organic Electronics. Between them, these partners offer extensive and unique capabilities in the design, development and fabrication of nanostructured electronic materials and devices.

Node Competencies

3D printing; Bioprinting; Specialist ink manufacture; Organic light emitting diodes (OLEDs); Organic photovoltaics (OPVs); Polymer actuators; Non-conventional organic electronics applications; Ceramics; Batteries and Energy Storage; Superconductivity; Electronic, spintronic, ferroelectronic and thermoelectric materials; Light metals and steel processing.

Contact

Node Director: Prof Peter Innis
Email: [email protected]
Phone: +61 2 4221 3600

Facility Manager: A/Prof Stephen Beirne
Email: [email protected]
Phone: +61 2 4298 1537

Location
University of Wollongong
Address

AIIM Facility (Building 231), Innovation Campus
University of Wollongong
Squires Way, North Wollongong, NSW, 2500

University Newcastle
Address

A409, NIER
University of Newcastle
Callaghan NSW 2308

Equipment
Deposition
Atomate CVD
Chemical vapour deposition (CVD) system for carbon nanotube and graphene growth
Materials Node University of Newcastle
Technique
Plasma Enhanced Chemical Vapour Deposition (PECVD)
Description
Chemical Vapour Deposition specifically to fabricate materials such as carbon nanotubes or graphene by exposing a substrate to reactive precursors.
Related Information
Furnace tube has an inner diameter of 50 μm.
Tool Contact
Sono-Tek Spray Coater
Spray Coater
Materials Node University of Wollongong
Technique
Coatings
Description
Ultrasonic spray coating system
Related Information
Maximum 300 x 300 mm coating area
Tool Contact
Speciality Coating Systems (SCS) PDS 2010
Parylene deposition system
Materials Node University of Wollongong
Technique
Coatings
Description
Parylene coating system
Related Information
150mm diameter samples maximum
Tool Contact
TOOL MAKE AND MODEL
KEY DIFFERENTIATOR
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TOOL MAKE AND MODEL
KEY DIFFERENTIATOR
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Atomate CVD
Chemical vapour deposition (CVD) system for carbon nanotube and graphene growth
Materials Node University of Wollongong
Description
Chemical Vapour Deposition specifically to fabricate materials such as carbon nanotubes or graphene by exposing a substrate to reactive precursors.
Related Information
Furnace tube has an inner diameter of 50 μm.
Tool Contact
TOOL MAKE AND MODEL
KEY DIFFERENTIATOR
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Sono-Tek Spray Coater
Spray Coater
Materials Node University of Wollongong
Description
Ultrasonic spray coating system
Related Information
Maximum 300 x 300 mm coating area
Tool Contact
TOOL MAKE AND MODEL
KEY DIFFERENTIATOR
LOCATION
Speciality Coating Systems (SCS) PDS 2010
Parylene deposition system
Materials Node University of Wollongong
Description
Parylene coating system
Related Information
150mm diameter samples maximum
Tool Contact
Laboratory Infrastructure
Glovebox Nitrogen environment
Glovebox with thermal evaporator system
Materials Node University of Newcastle
Technique
Gloveboxes
Description
A combined glovebox/thermal evaporator that allows for the fabrication of samples without the need to expose said samples to the atmosphere. The evaporator offers up 3 boat and 3 crucible sources, allowing for relatively complex, automated recipes to be performed. This equipment is very useful for fabricating solar cells.
Related Information
Maximum sample size ~150 x 150 mm. Operational vacuum level of ~1x10-7 mbar
Tool Contact
TOOL MAKE AND MODEL
KEY DIFFERENTIATOR
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TOOL MAKE AND MODEL
KEY DIFFERENTIATOR
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Glovebox Nitrogen environment
Glovebox with thermal evaporator system
Materials Node University of Newcastle
Description
A combined glovebox/thermal evaporator that allows for the fabrication of samples without the need to expose said samples to the atmosphere. The evaporator offers up 3 boat and 3 crucible sources, allowing for relatively complex, automated recipes to be performed. This equipment is very useful for fabricating solar cells.
Related Information
Maximum sample size ~150 x 150 mm. Operational vacuum level of ~1x10-7 mbar
Tool Contact
Lithography
Laurell WS-400A
Spin coater for ink coatings
Materials Node University of Newcastle
Technique
Spin coating and wafer development
Description
Used to produce thin films on small substrates. The sample is placed onto a vacuum chuck and rotated at thousands of revolutions per minute whilst ink is deposited onto the surface. The majority of the ink is removed due to the rotation but what's left is an extremely thin, uniform film.
Related Information
Typical sample sizes are 1-2 cm2. Speeds from 200 to 8000 rpm are possible.
Tool Contact
Büchi B-290
Mini spray drier
Materials Node University of Wollongong
Technique
Purification and drying
Description
Powder spray drier
Related Information
Class 3 solvent capable spray drying
Tool Contact
Genser Germany Continuious rotary evaporator
Rotary Evaporator
Materials Node University of Wollongong
Technique
Purification and drying
Description
Continuous rotary evaporator for sub-pilot scale synthesis
Related Information
AinMw450, AinMw446
Tool Contact
Rousselet Robatel Continuous basket centrifuge
Continuous basket centrifuge
Materials Node University of Wollongong
Technique
Purification and drying
Description
Basket centrifuge for continuous filtration of larger volumes of solvents
Related Information
Sub-pilot scale synthesis
Tool Contact
Sartorius Stedim Biotech Sartorius Stedim Ultrafiltration system and Sartojet pump for large scale purification of organic compounds
Large-scale purifier of organic compounds
Materials Node University of Wollongong
Technique
Purification and drying
Description
Tangential cross-flow dialysis system
Related Information
Purification of biopolymers and water dispersible polymers
Tool Contact
Carver Hot press
Hot press
Materials Node University of Wollongong
Technique
Hot embossing
Description
Hopt press melting of polymers to produce sheets
Related Information
12 x 12 inch platen
Tool Contact
TOOL MAKE AND MODEL
KEY DIFFERENTIATOR
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TOOL MAKE AND MODEL
KEY DIFFERENTIATOR
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Laurell WS-400A
Spin coater for ink coatings
Materials Node University of Wollongong
Description
Used to produce thin films on small substrates. The sample is placed onto a vacuum chuck and rotated at thousands of revolutions per minute whilst ink is deposited onto the surface. The majority of the ink is removed due to the rotation but what's left is an extremely thin, uniform film.
Related Information
Typical sample sizes are 1-2 cm2. Speeds from 200 to 8000 rpm are possible.
Tool Contact
TOOL MAKE AND MODEL
KEY DIFFERENTIATOR
LOCATION
Büchi B-290
Mini spray drier
Materials Node University of Wollongong
Description
Powder spray drier
Related Information
Class 3 solvent capable spray drying
Tool Contact
TOOL MAKE AND MODEL
KEY DIFFERENTIATOR
LOCATION
Genser Germany Continuious rotary evaporator
Rotary Evaporator
Materials Node University of Wollongong
Description
Continuous rotary evaporator for sub-pilot scale synthesis
Related Information
AinMw450, AinMw446
Tool Contact
TOOL MAKE AND MODEL
KEY DIFFERENTIATOR
LOCATION
Rousselet Robatel Continuous basket centrifuge
Continuous basket centrifuge
Materials Node University of Wollongong
Description
Basket centrifuge for continuous filtration of larger volumes of solvents
Related Information
Sub-pilot scale synthesis
Tool Contact
TOOL MAKE AND MODEL
KEY DIFFERENTIATOR
LOCATION
Sartorius Stedim Biotech Sartorius Stedim Ultrafiltration system and Sartojet pump for large scale purification of organic compounds
Large-scale purifier of organic compounds
Materials Node University of Wollongong
Description
Tangential cross-flow dialysis system
Related Information
Purification of biopolymers and water dispersible polymers
Tool Contact
TOOL MAKE AND MODEL
KEY DIFFERENTIATOR
LOCATION
Carver Hot press
Hot press
Materials Node University of Wollongong
Description
Hopt press melting of polymers to produce sheets
Related Information
12 x 12 inch platen
Tool Contact
Manufacturing and machining
Coatema Smart Coater Reel-2-reel coating system
Roll-to-roll coating system
Materials Node University of Wollongong
Technique
Roll-to-roll printing
Description
Roll-to-roll coating system, offers dip, blade and gravure with corona substrate treatment capabilities.
Related Information
Class 3 solvent capable. 130mm web with 100mm coating width
Tool Contact
GM Laminator Unit
Roll-to-roll laminator
Materials Node University of Newcastle
Technique
Roll-to-roll printing
Description
A roll to roll lamination system providing a method for UV cured epoxy glues to be applied and cured to seal multiple layers of plastic together. The system enables the application of high performance barrier films to flexible printed electronics.
Related Information
Web width of 300 mm maximum. Typical webs are PET and PEN from 25 μm to 150 μm in thickness. Top side only UV curing.
Tool Contact
GM Solar 1
Roll-to-roll organic coater
Materials Node University of Newcastle
Technique
Roll-to-roll printing
Description
A printing and coating line more commonly used for producing stickers and wine labels, this system is now used to produce functional printed devices such as bio-sensors, OLEDs, and solar cells. Able to take a roll of plastic up to a kilometre long, the coating line includes stations for various types of coating such as Gravure, Flexographic, Slot-die, and Screen printing. Two metres of heating also allow for the drying of wet-ink layers into thin-films.
Related Information
Web width of 300 mm maximum. Typical webs are PET and PEN from 25 μm to 150 μm in thickness.
Tool Contact
Semicore R2R Sputter Coater
Roll-to-roll sputter coater for flexible electronics
Materials Node University of Newcastle
Technique
Roll-to-roll printing
Description
The Semicore roll-to-roll sputter coater is a large-scale vacuum metalliser, capable of putting down metallic layers (such as aluminium) on plastic sheet (such as PET).
Related Information
Typical web width of 300 mm.Vacuum level of ~ 1x10-6 mbar.
Tool Contact
Formlabs Form1
Desktop stereolithography (SLA) system
Materials Node University of Wollongong
Technique
Plastic printing
Description
Desktop stereolithography (SLA) system
Related Information
~25 micron layers
Tool Contact
Lumen Dynamics Omnicure Series 1000
UV flood exposure source
Materials Node University of Wollongong
Technique
Plastic printing
Description
UV light photocuring system
Related Information
Photocuring of crosslinkable polymers and hydrogels
Tool Contact
Objet Connex 350
Polyjet 3D printer
Materials Node University of Wollongong
Technique
Plastic printing
Description
Polyjet printer for multi-colour, multi-material printing
Related Information
Dual materials available to provide multi modulus constructs.
Tool Contact
Barrell Cryomill
Cryomill
Materials Node University of Wollongong
Technique
Other milling
Description
Used to mill resins
Related Information
Required for samples used in the Barrel twin-screw extruder
Tool Contact
Realizer SLM 50
Metal SLM 3D printer
Materials Node University of Wollongong
Technique
Metal printing
Description
Selective laser melting (SLM) system and water stage vacuum cleaner
Related Information
Can print 316SS, Ti, and Al
Tool Contact
Universal Laser Systems PLS6MW
Laser cutter
Materials Node University of Wollongong
Technique
Laser engraving and cutting
Description
Laser cutter
Related Information
Optimised for cutting polymers that are up to 10 mm thick.
Tool Contact
Fujifilm Dimatix
Desktop inkjet printer printing system
Materials Node University of Newcastle
Technique
Inkjet printing
Description
This system enables benchtop inkjet printing of novel, electroactive inks. Operating in a similar way to an office printer, a design created on a computer is simply printed using this equipment.Functional devices such as solar cells, fuses, bio-sensors, and other electronic components can be printed using a range of inks.
Related Information
Up to A4 size prints
Tool Contact
LP50 Pixdro LP50
Inkjet printing system
Materials Node University of Wollongong
Technique
Inkjet printing
Description
Desktop R&D inkjet printer for functional printing applications
Related Information
Uses proprietary Pedro print cartridges.
Tool Contact
Fujifilm Dimatix
2D inkjet printer
Materials Node University of Wollongong
Technique
Inkjet printing
Description
Inkjet and biological printing system
Related Information
For customised inks development. Proprietary Dimatic cartridges required.
Tool Contact
Dimension UPrint Plus
Fused deposition modelling (FDM) system
Materials Node University of Wollongong
Technique
Fused Deposition Modelling (FDM) system
Description
3D Fused deposition modelling (FDM) system
Related Information
Temperature regulated FDM printer
Tool Contact
Me3D Me2
3D Printer
Materials Node University of Wollongong
Technique
Fused Deposition Modelling (FDM) system
Description
Fused deposition modelling (FDM) system
Related Information
More information to come.
Tool Contact
Tiertime UP Plus 2
Fused deposition modelling (FDM) system
Materials Node University of Wollongong
Technique
Fused Deposition Modelling (FDM) system
Description
3D Fused deposition modelling (FDM) system
Related Information
FDM printer
Tool Contact
Barrell Twin Screw Extruder
Twin screw extrusion system
Materials Node University of Wollongong
Technique
Extrusion systems
Description
Bench top twin screw extrusion system
Related Information
Variable screw configurations capable, 10 customisable heat zones, 4 access ports. Fibre and film dyes available
Tool Contact
EnvisonTEC 3D-Bioplotter
Bioscaffold printer with walk-in biosafety cabinet (PCII) and thermal control system
Materials Node University of Wollongong
Technique
3D additive biofabrication
Description
3D bioplotter
Related Information
Located in a PCII biosafety cabinet
Tool Contact
TOOL MAKE AND MODEL
KEY DIFFERENTIATOR
LOCATION
TOOL MAKE AND MODEL
KEY DIFFERENTIATOR
LOCATION
Coatema Smart Coater Reel-2-reel coating system
Roll-to-roll coating system
Materials Node University of Wollongong
Description
Roll-to-roll coating system, offers dip, blade and gravure with corona substrate treatment capabilities.
Related Information
Class 3 solvent capable. 130mm web with 100mm coating width
Tool Contact
TOOL MAKE AND MODEL
KEY DIFFERENTIATOR
LOCATION
GM Laminator Unit
Roll-to-roll laminator
Materials Node University of Wollongong
Description
A roll to roll lamination system providing a method for UV cured epoxy glues to be applied and cured to seal multiple layers of plastic together. The system enables the application of high performance barrier films to flexible printed electronics.
Related Information
Web width of 300 mm maximum. Typical webs are PET and PEN from 25 μm to 150 μm in thickness. Top side only UV curing.
Tool Contact
TOOL MAKE AND MODEL
KEY DIFFERENTIATOR
LOCATION
GM Solar 1
Roll-to-roll organic coater
Materials Node University of Wollongong
Description
A printing and coating line more commonly used for producing stickers and wine labels, this system is now used to produce functional printed devices such as bio-sensors, OLEDs, and solar cells. Able to take a roll of plastic up to a kilometre long, the coating line includes stations for various types of coating such as Gravure, Flexographic, Slot-die, and Screen printing. Two metres of heating also allow for the drying of wet-ink layers into thin-films.
Related Information
Web width of 300 mm maximum. Typical webs are PET and PEN from 25 μm to 150 μm in thickness.
Tool Contact
TOOL MAKE AND MODEL
KEY DIFFERENTIATOR
LOCATION
Semicore R2R Sputter Coater
Roll-to-roll sputter coater for flexible electronics
Materials Node University of Wollongong
Description
The Semicore roll-to-roll sputter coater is a large-scale vacuum metalliser, capable of putting down metallic layers (such as aluminium) on plastic sheet (such as PET).
Related Information
Typical web width of 300 mm.Vacuum level of ~ 1x10-6 mbar.
Tool Contact
TOOL MAKE AND MODEL
KEY DIFFERENTIATOR
LOCATION
Formlabs Form1
Desktop stereolithography (SLA) system
Materials Node University of Wollongong
Description
Desktop stereolithography (SLA) system
Related Information
~25 micron layers
Tool Contact
TOOL MAKE AND MODEL
KEY DIFFERENTIATOR
LOCATION
Lumen Dynamics Omnicure Series 1000
UV flood exposure source
Materials Node University of Wollongong
Description
UV light photocuring system
Related Information
Photocuring of crosslinkable polymers and hydrogels
Tool Contact
TOOL MAKE AND MODEL
KEY DIFFERENTIATOR
LOCATION
Objet Connex 350
Polyjet 3D printer
Materials Node University of Wollongong
Description
Polyjet printer for multi-colour, multi-material printing
Related Information
Dual materials available to provide multi modulus constructs.
Tool Contact
TOOL MAKE AND MODEL
KEY DIFFERENTIATOR
LOCATION
Barrell Cryomill
Cryomill
Materials Node University of Wollongong
Description
Used to mill resins
Related Information
Required for samples used in the Barrel twin-screw extruder
Tool Contact
TOOL MAKE AND MODEL
KEY DIFFERENTIATOR
LOCATION
Realizer SLM 50
Metal SLM 3D printer
Materials Node University of Wollongong
Description
Selective laser melting (SLM) system and water stage vacuum cleaner
Related Information
Can print 316SS, Ti, and Al
Tool Contact
TOOL MAKE AND MODEL
KEY DIFFERENTIATOR
LOCATION
Universal Laser Systems PLS6MW
Laser cutter
Materials Node University of Wollongong
Description
Laser cutter
Related Information
Optimised for cutting polymers that are up to 10 mm thick.
Tool Contact
TOOL MAKE AND MODEL
KEY DIFFERENTIATOR
LOCATION
Fujifilm Dimatix
Desktop inkjet printer printing system
Materials Node University of Wollongong
Description
This system enables benchtop inkjet printing of novel, electroactive inks. Operating in a similar way to an office printer, a design created on a computer is simply printed using this equipment.Functional devices such as solar cells, fuses, bio-sensors, and other electronic components can be printed using a range of inks.
Related Information
Up to A4 size prints
Tool Contact
TOOL MAKE AND MODEL
KEY DIFFERENTIATOR
LOCATION
LP50 Pixdro LP50
Inkjet printing system
Materials Node University of Wollongong
Description
Desktop R&D inkjet printer for functional printing applications
Related Information
Uses proprietary Pedro print cartridges.
Tool Contact
TOOL MAKE AND MODEL
KEY DIFFERENTIATOR
LOCATION
Fujifilm Dimatix
2D inkjet printer
Materials Node University of Wollongong
Description
Inkjet and biological printing system
Related Information
For customised inks development. Proprietary Dimatic cartridges required.
Tool Contact
TOOL MAKE AND MODEL
KEY DIFFERENTIATOR
LOCATION
Dimension UPrint Plus
Fused deposition modelling (FDM) system
Materials Node University of Wollongong
Description
3D Fused deposition modelling (FDM) system
Related Information
Temperature regulated FDM printer
Tool Contact
TOOL MAKE AND MODEL
KEY DIFFERENTIATOR
LOCATION
Me3D Me2
3D Printer
Materials Node University of Wollongong
Description
Fused deposition modelling (FDM) system
Related Information
More information to come.
Tool Contact
TOOL MAKE AND MODEL
KEY DIFFERENTIATOR
LOCATION
Tiertime UP Plus 2
Fused deposition modelling (FDM) system
Materials Node University of Wollongong
Description
3D Fused deposition modelling (FDM) system
Related Information
FDM printer
Tool Contact
TOOL MAKE AND MODEL
KEY DIFFERENTIATOR
LOCATION
Barrell Twin Screw Extruder
Twin screw extrusion system
Materials Node University of Wollongong
Description
Bench top twin screw extrusion system
Related Information
Variable screw configurations capable, 10 customisable heat zones, 4 access ports. Fibre and film dyes available
Tool Contact
TOOL MAKE AND MODEL
KEY DIFFERENTIATOR
LOCATION
EnvisonTEC 3D-Bioplotter
Bioscaffold printer with walk-in biosafety cabinet (PCII) and thermal control system
Materials Node University of Wollongong
Description
3D bioplotter
Related Information
Located in a PCII biosafety cabinet
Tool Contact
Materials Synthesis and Modification
Sonics VCX1500
Ultrasonication probe
Materials Node University of Wollongong
Technique
Ultrasonic processing
Description
Ultrasonication probe
Related Information
More information to come.
Tool Contact
Sonics Vibra-cell
Ultrasonic processor
Materials Node University of Wollongong
Technique
Ultrasonic processing
Description
Ultrasonic processor
Related Information
More information to come.
Tool Contact
GMM Pfaudler 35L Reactor system (Zone 1 – Class 3 solvents)
35-litre jacketed reactor
Materials Node University of Wollongong
Technique
Reactor
Description
35L Reactor system (Zone 1 - Class Printer - 35-litre
Related Information
AinMw449, AinMw446
Tool Contact
Büchi B-290
Mini spray drier
Materials Node University of Wollongong
Technique
Purification and drying
Description
Powder spray drier
Related Information
Class 3 solvent capable spray drying
Tool Contact
Genser Germany Continuious rotary evaporator
Rotary Evaporator
Materials Node University of Wollongong
Technique
Purification and drying
Description
Continuous rotary evaporator for sub-pilot scale synthesis
Related Information
AinMw450, AinMw446
Tool Contact
Rousselet Robatel Continuous basket centrifuge
Continuous basket centrifuge
Materials Node University of Wollongong
Technique
Purification and drying
Description
Basket centrifuge for continuous filtration of larger volumes of solvents
Related Information
Sub-pilot scale synthesis
Tool Contact
Sartorius Stedim Biotech Sartorius Stedim Ultrafiltration system and Sartojet pump for large scale purification of organic compounds
Large-scale purifier of organic compounds
Materials Node University of Wollongong
Technique
Purification and drying
Description
Tangential cross-flow dialysis system
Related Information
Purification of biopolymers and water dispersible polymers
Tool Contact
Agilent Technologies 1260 Infinity
High performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) system
Materials Node University of Wollongong
Technique
Liquid Chromatography (LC)
Description
HPLC system for materials separation and characterisation
Related Information
Organic HPLC System
Tool Contact
Shimadzu LC20 – Gel Permeation Chromatography System HPLC LC20 GPC
HPLC - specialist GPC system (aqueous & non-aqueous)
Materials Node University of Wollongong
Technique
Liquid Chromatography (LC)
Description
HPLC system - specialist GPC system (aqueous & non-aqueous)
Related Information
Optimised for Gel Permeation Chromatography - polymer molecular weight determination.
Tool Contact
Shimadzu LCMS 2020 2020-LCMS
Liquid chromatography mass spectrometry (LC-MS) system
Materials Node University of Wollongong
Technique
Liquid Chromatography (LC)
Description
Liquid Chromatography Mass Spectrometer for materials separation and characterisation
Related Information
Organic HPLC System
Tool Contact
Agilent Technologies 5975c/7890a
Gel permeation chromatography (GPC)
Materials Node University of Wollongong
Technique
Gel permeation chromatography (GPC)
Description
GCMS - HPLC for Gel permeation chromatography
Related Information
Optimised for Gel Permeation Chromatography - polymer molecular weight determination.
Tool Contact
Parr Instrument Company 5100 Reactor
Low pressure glass reactor
Materials Node University of Wollongong
Technique
Glass fabrication
Description
Low pressure glass reactor
Related Information
More information to come.
Tool Contact
Barrell Melt extrusion pot
Polymer melting pot
Materials Node University of Wollongong
Technique
Furnaces
Description
Pneumatic melt pot extruder
Related Information
250g max
Tool Contact
Carbolite Gero Tube Furnace
Horizontal furnace
Materials Node University of Wollongong
Technique
Furnaces
Description
Horizontal tube furnace
Related Information
More information to come.
Tool Contact
Custom Needleless Electrospinner
Electrospinner
Materials Node University of Wollongong
Technique
Fibre processing
Description
Needleless Electrospinner
Related Information
Custom designed (Deakin) Printer
Tool Contact
Harry Lucas R1-S
Knitting machine
Materials Node University of Wollongong
Technique
Fibre processing
Description
Tubular knitting
Related Information
Produce 1 to 5 mm tubular structures using 1 yarn
Tool Contact
MECC Nanon
Electrospinner
Materials Node University of Wollongong
Technique
Fibre processing
Description
Fibre electrospinning system
Related Information
Solvent based dispersion of polymers are required
Tool Contact
Trenz Export Lab Scale Braiding Machine
Braiding machine
Materials Node University of Wollongong
Technique
Fibre processing
Description
Multi-filament/yarn braiding.
Related Information
Maximum of 12 yarns.
Tool Contact
Ink Synthesis Suite
Nanoparticulate ink synthesis suite
Materials Node University of Newcastle
Technique
Centrifuge
Description
The nanoparticulate synthesis suite allows the production of surfactant based nanoparticles. Using a series of ultrasonic horns, a centrifuge and heating elements polymeric materials are combined using surfactants to produce nanoparticles of varying size, shape, and performance.
Related Information
Typical particle sizes range from 20 to 200 nm. Batch processing from 1 mL to 100 mL is available.
Tool Contact
TOOL MAKE AND MODEL
KEY DIFFERENTIATOR
LOCATION
TOOL MAKE AND MODEL
KEY DIFFERENTIATOR
LOCATION
Sonics VCX1500
Ultrasonication probe
Materials Node University of Newcastle
Description
Ultrasonication probe
Related Information
More information to come.
Tool Contact
TOOL MAKE AND MODEL
KEY DIFFERENTIATOR
LOCATION
Sonics Vibra-cell
Ultrasonic processor
Materials Node University of Newcastle
Description
Ultrasonic processor
Related Information
More information to come.
Tool Contact
TOOL MAKE AND MODEL
KEY DIFFERENTIATOR
LOCATION
GMM Pfaudler 35L Reactor system (Zone 1 – Class 3 solvents)
35-litre jacketed reactor
Materials Node University of Newcastle
Description
35L Reactor system (Zone 1 - Class Printer - 35-litre
Related Information
AinMw449, AinMw446
Tool Contact
TOOL MAKE AND MODEL
KEY DIFFERENTIATOR
LOCATION
Büchi B-290
Mini spray drier
Materials Node University of Newcastle
Description
Powder spray drier
Related Information
Class 3 solvent capable spray drying
Tool Contact
TOOL MAKE AND MODEL
KEY DIFFERENTIATOR
LOCATION
Genser Germany Continuious rotary evaporator
Rotary Evaporator
Materials Node University of Newcastle
Description
Continuous rotary evaporator for sub-pilot scale synthesis
Related Information
AinMw450, AinMw446
Tool Contact
TOOL MAKE AND MODEL
KEY DIFFERENTIATOR
LOCATION
Rousselet Robatel Continuous basket centrifuge
Continuous basket centrifuge
Materials Node University of Newcastle
Description
Basket centrifuge for continuous filtration of larger volumes of solvents
Related Information
Sub-pilot scale synthesis
Tool Contact
TOOL MAKE AND MODEL
KEY DIFFERENTIATOR
LOCATION
Sartorius Stedim Biotech Sartorius Stedim Ultrafiltration system and Sartojet pump for large scale purification of organic compounds
Large-scale purifier of organic compounds
Materials Node University of Newcastle
Description
Tangential cross-flow dialysis system
Related Information
Purification of biopolymers and water dispersible polymers
Tool Contact
TOOL MAKE AND MODEL
KEY DIFFERENTIATOR
LOCATION
Agilent Technologies 1260 Infinity
High performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) system
Materials Node University of Newcastle
Description
HPLC system for materials separation and characterisation
Related Information
Organic HPLC System
Tool Contact
TOOL MAKE AND MODEL
KEY DIFFERENTIATOR
LOCATION
Shimadzu LC20 – Gel Permeation Chromatography System HPLC LC20 GPC
HPLC - specialist GPC system (aqueous & non-aqueous)
Materials Node University of Newcastle
Description
HPLC system - specialist GPC system (aqueous & non-aqueous)
Related Information
Optimised for Gel Permeation Chromatography - polymer molecular weight determination.
Tool Contact
TOOL MAKE AND MODEL
KEY DIFFERENTIATOR
LOCATION
Shimadzu LCMS 2020 2020-LCMS
Liquid chromatography mass spectrometry (LC-MS) system
Materials Node University of Newcastle
Description
Liquid Chromatography Mass Spectrometer for materials separation and characterisation
Related Information
Organic HPLC System
Tool Contact
TOOL MAKE AND MODEL
KEY DIFFERENTIATOR
LOCATION
Agilent Technologies 5975c/7890a
Gel permeation chromatography (GPC)
Materials Node University of Newcastle
Description
GCMS - HPLC for Gel permeation chromatography
Related Information
Optimised for Gel Permeation Chromatography - polymer molecular weight determination.
Tool Contact
TOOL MAKE AND MODEL
KEY DIFFERENTIATOR
LOCATION
Parr Instrument Company 5100 Reactor
Low pressure glass reactor
Materials Node University of Newcastle
Description
Low pressure glass reactor
Related Information
More information to come.
Tool Contact
TOOL MAKE AND MODEL
KEY DIFFERENTIATOR
LOCATION
Barrell Melt extrusion pot
Polymer melting pot
Materials Node University of Newcastle
Description
Pneumatic melt pot extruder
Related Information
250g max
Tool Contact
TOOL MAKE AND MODEL
KEY DIFFERENTIATOR
LOCATION
Carbolite Gero Tube Furnace
Horizontal furnace
Materials Node University of Newcastle
Description
Horizontal tube furnace
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More information to come.
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Custom Needleless Electrospinner
Electrospinner
Materials Node University of Newcastle
Description
Needleless Electrospinner
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Custom designed (Deakin) Printer
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Harry Lucas R1-S
Knitting machine
Materials Node University of Newcastle
Description
Tubular knitting
Related Information
Produce 1 to 5 mm tubular structures using 1 yarn
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MECC Nanon
Electrospinner
Materials Node University of Newcastle
Description
Fibre electrospinning system
Related Information
Solvent based dispersion of polymers are required
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Trenz Export Lab Scale Braiding Machine
Braiding machine
Materials Node University of Newcastle
Description
Multi-filament/yarn braiding.
Related Information
Maximum of 12 yarns.
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Ink Synthesis Suite
Nanoparticulate ink synthesis suite
Materials Node University of Newcastle
Description
The nanoparticulate synthesis suite allows the production of surfactant based nanoparticles. Using a series of ultrasonic horns, a centrifuge and heating elements polymeric materials are combined using surfactants to produce nanoparticles of varying size, shape, and performance.
Related Information
Typical particle sizes range from 20 to 200 nm. Batch processing from 1 mL to 100 mL is available.
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Modelling and Device Design
Artec Spyder
Handheld 3D scanner
Materials Node University of Wollongong
Technique
Laser scanning
Description
A versatile handheld scanner that is used for product design and quality control applications.
Related Information
Provides high pinpoint accuracy of 50 µm and a 3D resolution of 100 µm when scanning objects
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Roland Picza LPX 600
3D scanner
Materials Node University of Wollongong
Technique
Laser scanning
Description
3D scanner
Related Information
3D object scanner
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Dell Precision T3500
Computer for CAD modelling
Materials Node University of Wollongong
Technique
Computers
Description
Bookable computer suite with design packages installed
Related Information
Solidworks, Mimics, Magics software enabled
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Dell Precision T5600
Computer for CAD modelling
Materials Node University of Wollongong
Technique
Computers
Description
Bookable computer suite with design package installed
Related Information
Solidworks
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Artec Spyder
Handheld 3D scanner
Materials Node University of Wollongong
Description
A versatile handheld scanner that is used for product design and quality control applications.
Related Information
Provides high pinpoint accuracy of 50 µm and a 3D resolution of 100 µm when scanning objects
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Roland Picza LPX 600
3D scanner
Materials Node University of Wollongong
Description
3D scanner
Related Information
3D object scanner
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Dell Precision T3500
Computer for CAD modelling
Materials Node University of Wollongong
Description
Bookable computer suite with design packages installed
Related Information
Solidworks, Mimics, Magics software enabled
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Dell Precision T5600
Computer for CAD modelling
Materials Node University of Wollongong
Description
Bookable computer suite with design package installed
Related Information
Solidworks
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Separation Techniques
Sonics VCX1500
Ultrasonication probe
Materials Node University of Wollongong
Technique
Ultrasonic processing
Description
Ultrasonication probe
Related Information
More information to come.
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Sonics Vibra-cell
Ultrasonic processor
Materials Node University of Wollongong
Technique
Ultrasonic processing
Description
Ultrasonic processor
Related Information
More information to come.
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Ink Synthesis Suite
Nanoparticulate ink synthesis suite
Materials Node University of Newcastle
Technique
Centrifuge
Description
The nanoparticulate synthesis suite allows the production of surfactant based nanoparticles. Using a series of ultrasonic horns, a centrifuge and heating elements polymeric materials are combined using surfactants to produce nanoparticles of varying size, shape, and performance.
Related Information
Typical particle sizes range from 20 to 200 nm. Batch processing from 1 mL to 100 mL is available.
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Sonics VCX1500
Ultrasonication probe
Materials Node University of Newcastle
Description
Ultrasonication probe
Related Information
More information to come.
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Sonics Vibra-cell
Ultrasonic processor
Materials Node University of Newcastle
Description
Ultrasonic processor
Related Information
More information to come.
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Ink Synthesis Suite
Nanoparticulate ink synthesis suite
Materials Node University of Newcastle
Description
The nanoparticulate synthesis suite allows the production of surfactant based nanoparticles. Using a series of ultrasonic horns, a centrifuge and heating elements polymeric materials are combined using surfactants to produce nanoparticles of varying size, shape, and performance.
Related Information
Typical particle sizes range from 20 to 200 nm. Batch processing from 1 mL to 100 mL is available.
Tool Contact
Testing and validation
Omnivac Surface Analysis System
X-ray photoelectron spectroscope (XPS) with evaporation and sputtering options
Materials Node University of Newcastle
Technique
X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS)
Description
The Omnivac X-ray photoelectron spectrometer (XPS) is a glovebox-attached system that allows for samples to be fabricated, transported and analysed without ever being exposed to the atmosphere. XPS can be used to determine the elemental and molecular composition of the surface of a sample - especially useful for characterising the fabrication of thin films and semiconductor technologies.
Related Information
Typical sample between 10 x 10 mm and 50 x 50 mm.
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Bruker Dektak XT-S
Stylus profilometer
Materials Node University of Newcastle
Technique
Stylus profilometry
Description
Used to measure the surface roughness of samples or to determine film thickness.
Related Information
55 mm scan length
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Agilent Technologies Cary 6000i
UV-Vis-NIR spectrophotometer
Materials Node University of Newcastle
Technique
Spectrophotometry
Description
Reflection, absorption, and transmission measurements are possible with this tool on both liquid and film samples. A large array of attachments allows for a wide variety of UV-Vis techniques to be performed.
Related Information
175-1800 nm range. Integrating sphere.
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Shimadzu RF-6000
Spectrofluorophotometer
Materials Node University of Newcastle
Technique
Spectrophotometry
Description
Fluorescence measurements of both film and solution samples.
Related Information
Integrating sphere attachment. 60,000 nm/min scan time.
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Shimadzu UV-3600
UV-VIS-NIR Spectrophotometer
Materials Node University of Wollongong
Technique
Spectrophotometry
Description
UV-Vis spectrophotometer with dispersive and specular reflectance integration sphere capabilities for solid samples.
Related Information
Capable of operating from 190-3600nm range.
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Custom Scanning Helium Microscope (SHeM)
Scanning Helium Microscope (SHeM)
Materials Node University of Newcastle
Technique
Scanning Helium Microscopy (SHeM)
Description
A custom built highly surface-sensitive imaging system
Related Information
Maximum sample size ~ 16 x 16 mm, resolution ~ 1 micron
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Malvern Instruments Zetasizer
Photon correlation spectrometer
Materials Node University of Wollongong
Technique
Particle sizing
Description
Particle sizing and zeta potential measurements in solution.
Related Information
Optimised for 1 to 1000 nm particle size ranges
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Bruker Avance III NMR
Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy
Materials Node University of Wollongong
Technique
Other spectroscopy
Description
High performance nuclear magnetic resonance system
Related Information
Provides 400 MHz NMR. Autosampling is available.
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Jobin Yvon HR800
Raman spectrometer
Materials Node University of Wollongong
Technique
Other spectroscopy
Description
Capable of high speed Raman mapping
Related Information
405, 534, 633 & 785 nm laser lines, 100cm-1 cut-offs on all lines. 10cm-1 cut-offs on 534 & 633nm lines.
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Shimadzu Axima Confidence – MALDI
MALDI Mass Spectrometer
Materials Node University of Wollongong
Technique
Other spectroscopy
Description
Characterisation of non-volatile or non-soluble organic materials
Related Information
More information to come.
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Leica M205A Microscope
Optical microscope
Materials Node University of Wollongong
Technique
Optical microscopy
Description
Image acquisition and analysis
Related Information
General use microscope for inline analysis
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Shimadzu IR-Prestige 21 FT-IR
FTIR microscope with additional Shimadzu AIM-8800 IR Microscope
Materials Node University of Wollongong
Technique
Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR) Spectroscopy
Description
FT-IR Microscope that is capable of determining average true range (ATR) of a sample.
Related Information
30 x 30 micron spot size
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Custom EQE
External quantum efficiency (EQE) measurement system
Materials Node University of Newcastle
Technique
Electrical characterisation
Description
A measurement system to determine the ability of a solar cell to convert incident photons into electrons at varying wavelengths. Designed to integrate with lab scale devices, this custom system scans from 300 to 1,100 nm and has capacity to extend further in the spectrum.
Related Information
Standard sample size is 12.5 x 17.5 cm.
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Newport Oriel
Solar simulator
Materials Node University of Newcastle
Technique
Electrical characterisation
Description
Tool for comparing the performance of solar cells under standardised conditions
Related Information
AM1.5 AAA rated, 1000W. 25 mm2 centre region. 50 mm collimated beam.
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Asylum Research Cypher ES
Atomic force microscope (AFM) for polymer film analysis
Materials Node University of Newcastle
Technique
Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM)
Description
An atomic force microscope which performs very high resolution probing of surfaces. The ES model of the Cypher has an environmental chamber, allowing for the control of temperature and the atmosphere around the sample. Dry and liquid AFM is possible with this system.
Related Information
Typical sample size is maximum 10 mm x 10 mm. Scanning window is maximum 30 μm.
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Omnivac Surface Analysis System
X-ray photoelectron spectroscope (XPS) with evaporation and sputtering options
Materials Node University of Newcastle
Description
The Omnivac X-ray photoelectron spectrometer (XPS) is a glovebox-attached system that allows for samples to be fabricated, transported and analysed without ever being exposed to the atmosphere. XPS can be used to determine the elemental and molecular composition of the surface of a sample - especially useful for characterising the fabrication of thin films and semiconductor technologies.
Related Information
Typical sample between 10 x 10 mm and 50 x 50 mm.
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Bruker Dektak XT-S
Stylus profilometer
Materials Node University of Newcastle
Description
Used to measure the surface roughness of samples or to determine film thickness.
Related Information
55 mm scan length
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Agilent Technologies Cary 6000i
UV-Vis-NIR spectrophotometer
Materials Node University of Newcastle
Description
Reflection, absorption, and transmission measurements are possible with this tool on both liquid and film samples. A large array of attachments allows for a wide variety of UV-Vis techniques to be performed.
Related Information
175-1800 nm range. Integrating sphere.
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TOOL MAKE AND MODEL
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Shimadzu RF-6000
Spectrofluorophotometer
Materials Node University of Newcastle
Description
Fluorescence measurements of both film and solution samples.
Related Information
Integrating sphere attachment. 60,000 nm/min scan time.
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Shimadzu UV-3600
UV-VIS-NIR Spectrophotometer
Materials Node University of Newcastle
Description
UV-Vis spectrophotometer with dispersive and specular reflectance integration sphere capabilities for solid samples.
Related Information
Capable of operating from 190-3600nm range.
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Custom Scanning Helium Microscope (SHeM)
Scanning Helium Microscope (SHeM)
Materials Node University of Newcastle
Description
A custom built highly surface-sensitive imaging system
Related Information
Maximum sample size ~ 16 x 16 mm, resolution ~ 1 micron
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Malvern Instruments Zetasizer
Photon correlation spectrometer
Materials Node University of Newcastle
Description
Particle sizing and zeta potential measurements in solution.
Related Information
Optimised for 1 to 1000 nm particle size ranges
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Bruker Avance III NMR
Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy
Materials Node University of Newcastle
Description
High performance nuclear magnetic resonance system
Related Information
Provides 400 MHz NMR. Autosampling is available.
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Jobin Yvon HR800
Raman spectrometer
Materials Node University of Newcastle
Description
Capable of high speed Raman mapping
Related Information
405, 534, 633 & 785 nm laser lines, 100cm-1 cut-offs on all lines. 10cm-1 cut-offs on 534 & 633nm lines.
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