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Sydney Nanoscience Hub

A truly world-class building for nanoscale research and education
The $150 million Sydney Nanoscience Hub opens up opportunities for our work - it's been built with the future in mind.

The Sydney Nanoscience Hub is purpose-built to explore the nature of matter, design new technologies and engineer them in some of the best cleanroom and nanofabrication facilities in the world.

The building, labs and fabrication facilities are designed to enable the precise measurements needed to access exotic phenomena on the nanoscale.

The building features more than 25 laboratory modules with different performance grades, and housing academic research groups.

In our highest-precision laboratories, a combination of controls on temperature, air pressure, mechanical vibrations, and electromagnetic interference makes these spaces among the most tightly controlled anywhere in the world.

Special design features include:

  •  ‘floating’ research laboratory floors built on a concrete slab that is decoupled from the building superstructure to create an incredibly stable environment with low vibrations for high-precision measurements
  • a power distribution network designed to provide a low-noise earth reference voltage and “clean” mains power with minimal distortion, pickup, or stray currents.
  • electromagnetic shielding of all submains distribution lines and in research laboratories designed to suppress unwanted interference from outside the lab
  • high-precision air conditioning in the research laboratories designed to maintain room temperatures stable to within 0.1 degree by replacing all air in the room once every minute
  • centrally distributed laboratory services routed through a specially designed “grey space” corridor

The laboratories and research facilities in the Sydney Nanoscience Hub a top recruitment and retention tool for the world’s best academic researchers.

Find out more about Sydney Nanoscience Hub