Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS)

  • Broad-spectrum LIBS from UV to NIR, for the qualitative analysis of almost all elements.
  • Argon or Helium shroud for detection of most non-metals.
  • Single-shot, low-energy data collection for surface analysis.

X-ray Diffraction Analysis

  • Qualitative and quantitative X-ray diffraction analysis of materials including (but not limited to) metals, soils, corrosion products, and amorphous silica.
  • Crystallographic analysis of materials using Rietveld refinement.

Raman Spectroscopy

  • Identification of plastics, some organic materials, minerals, and gemstones.

Field-portable X-ray fluorescence

  • Queensland Radiation Health Use Licence to carry out on-site field-portable X-ray fluorescence analyses.

UV Luminescence

  • UV fluorescence of materials, including gemstones.

Thermal Imaging

  • Infrared camera for thermographic surveys.

Optical Microscopy

  • Optical microscopes with image analysis capability.

Links to external analytical facilities

  • Access to instruments and in-house interpretive and analytical capabilities for many other instrumental methods, including:
    • Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR).
    • Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR).

Scientific services, chemical formulation and process advice

  • Strong research background and experience in chemical formulation and process design in the earthworks, fertilizer, stock-feed, and waste management industries.

“Understanding from Knowledge” (Γνῶθι Mαθών) – means that no problem goes unexplained.