Major physics research facilities

The Research School of Physics and Engineering is home to a wide array of world class research facilities.

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Heavy Ion Accelerator Facility
The Heavy Ion Accelerator Facility (HIAF) comprises the 14UD accelerator and a superconducting linear 'booster' accelerator. It is used for creating extremely high energy beams of particles used for experiments ranging from studying the fundamental building blocks of atoms to radio isotope dating.
H-1NF National Plasma Fusion Facility
The H-1 is a heliac used to study the physics of magnetically confined hot plasmas. The facility has led to the development of advanced plasma diagnostic/measurement systems.
National Laboratory for X-ray Micro Computed Tomography
National Laboratory for X-ray Micro Computed Tomography (CTLab) is a world leading Micro-CT imaging, reconstruction and visualisation facility. At CTLab we can probe, analyse and reconstruct the 3D structure of materials, with resolutions down to several hundred nanometres.
Australian Facility for Advanced Ion Implantation Research
The Australian Facility for Advanced Ion Implantation Research (AFAiiR) provides a world-class ion-implantation and ion-beam analysis research facility, which is accessible to both Australian and international researchers.
fish-eye photo of the inside of the 14UD accelerator

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