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Core Research Facilities User Access Scheme
The Access Scheme directly supports the University Strategic Plan, Strategy 1: Invest in and drive research excellence. Small grants are available for projects that satisfy key impact criteria. Click here for guidelines and application form.

Aberration-corrected Themis Z S/TEM is research ready
This trailblazing technology allows researchers to see the structure and chemistry of materials at the atomic scale. It can obtain images with a resolution better than 0.06 nanometres, helping researchers design materials in renewable energy, medical science, engineering and geosciences. This microscope is located at the Sydney Nanoscience Hub and is now available to users. Click here for specification details.

Click below for recent media articles on the launch of this new TEM:
University of Sydney
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World's first commercially available DIVE Multiphoton system at Brain and Mind Centre
This custom built Leica SP8 DIVE multiphoton system is up and running. Its special multiphoton lasers peer deep into the tissue of live animals, providing researchers with a view of biological or pathological processes as they occur. It uses 3 nano-second pulsed tuneable lasers which can illuminate up to 8 fluorophores simultaneously, providing exceptionally fast imaging. This tool will help researchers with longitudinal investigations into diseases like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's.