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The Nanoworld Home Page


Registered by The Central Registry Established November, 1994. Registered by The Central Registry

This WWW site evolved from the original Nanoworld BBS established by CMM in 1991


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The Centre for Microscopy and Microanalysis is an interdisciplinary research and service facility dedicated to an understanding of the structure and composition of all materials at atomic, molecular, cellular and macromolecular scales .

Understanding materials, of biological or non-biological origin, arises from monitoring the interaction of electrons, X-rays, photons and ions with the solid. In addition, the Centre is committed to the design, development and maintenance of instrumentation which enhances our understanding of materials structure, composition and function.

 The Centre has capital assets in the form of materials characterisation instrumentation (eg. electron microscopes, light microscopes, X-ray diffraction equipment) and workshop facilities which are valued in excess of six million dollars. Currently, Centre staff includes 13 scientists/engineers with PhDs, ten post- graduate students either co-supervised or fully supervised by Centre staff and 18 technical and general staff.

 The Centre for Microscopy and Microanalysis is a major resource for postgraduates as well as research and teaching staff at The University of Queensland and other Brisbane Universities. The Centre provides a focus for interdisciplinary research and teaching within the University and acts as a major drawcard for researchers from around the world. Access to the Centre can be either on a short or long term basis depending on the problem to be resolved. Clients can be trained to use the instruments themselves or can request assistance from highly trained Centre staff.

 The role of the Centre for Microscopy and Microanalysis is to promote, support and initiate research and teaching in the applications of microscopy and microanalysis as well as to develop the discipline of microscopy and microanalysis itself. Within the University of Queensland, this brief requires involvement with the research and teaching program of three Groups: Biological Sciences, Health Sciences and Physical Sciences and Engineering. In addition, an important role for the Centre is to provide leadership, nationally and internationally, in the interdisciplinary area of microscopy and microanalysis.


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What's New - A Chronicle of Changes at The Nanoworld 

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If you are a Client of CMM and cannot access these areas please contact Duncan via phone on extension 54216 or via email. Please check with Matthew Vanden Berg (Extn. 54357) beforehand to see if your IP number has been registered on the Universitiy's name server (DNS).

Nanoworld's Hotlist of General WWW Sites

The University of Queensland Home Page


The Nanoworld WWW Site has garnered much recognition from the online community. To learn more about the awards or the organizations that bestowed them, please visit their Web sites by clicking on their logos.

SciCentral UK Plus Editor's Choice NetGuide Gold Site BONUS.COM the Supersite for Kids Scout Report Selection
    An OMNI Cool Science Winner

This page has been accessed  times since July 1, 1995.

For more information on The Nanoworld WWW pages please contact Duncan Waddell, Scientific Officer and Nanoworld Co-ordinator:

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Copyright 1994-7 The Centre for Microscopy and Microanalysis.