Members of the Australian Research Council (ARC) Centre of Excellence for Exciton Science are among the recipients of an ARC Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities (LIEF) grant to develop significant new molecular and nanoscale materials research capability at the University of Melbourne.
Centre Director Paul Mulvaney and Associate Investigator Colette Boskovic were among the applicants to receive AU$620,000 for the establishment of a new Magnetometry Facility for Molecular and Nanoscale Materials.
Advances in information and communications technology are critically dependent on increasing the capacity, speed and energy efficiency of logic and memory electronic devices.
These improvements can be achieved by reducing component size to the nanoscale and using magnetic spin as well as charge.
The project aims to establish Australia's first integrated Magnetometry Facility for determining the magnetic properties of a range of nanoscale materials down to the level of individual nanomagnets.
The facility will provide crucial characterisation capabilities for Australian researchers, building capacity to develop new magnetic nanomaterials and devices for high-density data storage, quantum computing and spintronics.