National research facilities
The Research School of Physics and Engineering is home to an array of world class national research facilities.
The Department of Nuclear Physics hosts the Heavy Ion Accelerator Facility (HIAF). The Facility comprises the 14UD accelerator and a superconducting LINAC.
The Department of Electronic Materials Engineering hosts the Australian Facility for Advanced Ion Implantation Research (AFAIIR). The facility provides ion beam materials modification and analysis.
The National Laboratory for X-ray Micro Computed Tomography (CTLab) is hosted by the Department of Applied Maths. Providing world leading X-Ray Tomography imaging and analysis.
Australian Plasma Fusion Research Facility
The Australian Plasma Fusion Research Facility (APFRF) is hosted by the Plasma Research Laboratory.
» APFRF website
The ACT node of the Australian National Fabrication Facility (ANFF) is hosted by the Department of Electronic Materials Engineering. The facility offers a suite of nano-fabrication equipment.
Researchers from RSPE also have close ties with other major national and international research facilities.
The Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) successfully detected Gravity Waves in 2015 powered in part by technology developed by the Department of Quantum Science.
The experimental campaign that will be carried out at ITER is crucial to advancing fusion science and preparing the way for the fusion power plants of tomorrow.