Nihon Superior Centre
for the Manufacture of Electronic Materials

The centre is equipped with sample production, processing and analysis equipment and softwares to facilitate advance research. These are summarised in the list below:

  • Tabletop SEM/EDS
  • Sputter coater (with Au, Ag, Pt targets)
  • MBraun UNIlab glovebox with oxygen and moisture monitoring
  • Manual purge glovebox
  • Reflow oven
  • Heratherm annealing ovens
  • Microwave oven
  • Bridgeman furnace
  • 3D printer
  • Battery testing equipment
  • Coin cell assembly equipment
  • Durston double power mills
  • Turbula ball milling cell
  • Sieve stacks and sieve shakers
  • Gravimetric hydrogen storage testing equipment
  • TOPAS commercial license
  • CrystalMaker and Single Crystal licenses
  • IGOR Pro license
  • Image-Pro Premier license
  • GeoPIXE license

The centre also has access to a comprehensive suites of apparatus housed at The University of Queensland. A list of such apparatuses is provided below:

  • Induction melting furnaces
  • Arc melting furnaces
  • Electric resistance furnaces
  • Heat treatment furnaces
  • Air circulation oven
  • Thermal analysis equipment
  • Sand mixer
  • Powered hacksaw and bandsaw
  • Fume cupboards
  • Epoxy mounting kit
  • Struer CitoPress-30 hot mounting press
  • Wafering saws
  • Wheel cutters
  • Struer autopolishers
  • Heater stirrers
  • Ultrasonic bath
  • Engraver
  • Electropolisher
  • Rolling mill
  • Various optical microscopes
  • Free standing grinding belt
  • Zwick impact tester
  • Charpy impact tester
  • Hardness tester
  • Optical microscopy
  • TEM (Transmission Electron Microscopy)
  • SEM/EDS/EBSD (Scanning Electron Microscopy/Energy Dispersive X-Ray Spectroscopy/Electron Backscatter Diffraction)
  • FIB (Focused Ion Beam)
  • Lab XRD (X-Ray Diffraction)
  • XPS (X-Ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy)
  • Sample coater (carbon, iridium, platinum coating)
  • DSC (Differential Scanning Calorimetry)
  • Surface profiler (Atomic Force Microscopy)
  • Nano-indentation 
  • Suzuki Shokan Sievert hydrogen storage testing machine
  • Sample chemical etching

NS CMEM has also been successful with frequent accesses to facilities external to the University of Queensland, often yielding significant discoveries and research advances. 

  • Australian Synchrotron Powder Diffraction beamline
  • Australian Synchrotron XFM beamline 
  • SPring-8 Synchrotron X-Ray Radiography
  • SPring-8 Synchrotron micro XRF (X-Ray Fluorescence)
  • Kyushu University HVTEM (High Voltage TEM)
  • Kyushu University ARM-TEM (Atomic Resolution Microscope TEM)

For more information about The Nihon Superior Centre for the Manufacture of Electronic Materials facilities, please contact us.