Facilities

ANFF-Q is an open-access, world-class facility boasting state-of-the-art cleanrooms at class 10 000, class 1 000 and class 100, as well as biochemistry and PC2 laboratories. These specialised work environments house top-of-the-line micro- and nano-fabrication and characterisation equipment, including AFM, confocal microscopy, Raman and vibrational spectroscopy suites; soft- and photo-lithography streams; and a one-of-a-kind SiC on Si epitaxial reactor.

ANFF-Q supports a large range of capabilities and our emphasis is on the chemical and material characterisation of nano-structures, organic materials (including semiconductors) and metal growth, chemical synthesis and purification, and the design, rapid-prototyping and fabrication of nano-devices. Client outputs have included activities in solar energy, biosensing, micro-nano fluidic devices, MEMS, drug delivery, micro-mechanical systems, optics and medical bionics.

ANFF-Q opened in 2008, with specialised laboratories housed within the Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (AIBN) and the Centre for Organic Photonics & Electronics (COPE) at The University of Queensland. In 2010, ANFF-Q expanded to include characterisation and fabrication laboratories within the Queensland Micro- and Nanotechnology Centre at Griffith University. In 2013, ANFF-Q opened access to its specially developed epitaxial reactor for SiC on Si deposition. And in 2016, ANFF-Q opened a dedicated class 10 000 soft-lithography cleanroom at its new Long Pocket facility.

To quickly find out if we have the instrument you are interested in, use the search function on our Instrument list and contacts page.