Facilities in Physics and Astronomy
Our award winning research and innovative teaching programs are underpinned by state-of-the-art facilities. Our researchers have access to outstanding specialist photonics, quantum and optics labs, laser processing and optical characterisation facilities, as well as our on-campus astronomical observatory.
Facilities within the Department of Physics and Astronomy include
- access to onshore and offshore 2-8 metre telescopes;
- laser micromachining, nano-characterisation and diamond growth facilities;
- major 3D metal printing facility in steel and titanium;
- thin film deposition and crystal growth systems;
- access to national supercomputer facilities;
- the OptoFab Node of the Australian national Fabrication Facility (ANFF); and
- more than 30 well-equipped laboratories and clean rooms.
More detail about a number of our on-campus facilities is accessible at the pages below. If you have any questions please contact our Technical Team Manager, Ben Norton.
Class 350 Clean Room page for the semiconductor processing and device fabrication facility
Wet Chemistry Lab page
OptoFab and Laser Micromachining Solutions (LMS) page offering microfabrication, microprocessing and laser micromachining with rapid prototyping in metals, polymers, glass and crystalline materials. These facilities are available through the MQ node of the Australian National Fabrication Facility (ANFF).
Astronomical Observatory page
Huntsman Telescope page