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Next generation material imaging, spectrometry and fabrication techniques

Funding: 2018: $150,000
2019: $150,000
2020: $150,000

Project Member(s): Toth, M., Lobo, C., Aharonovich, I.

Funding or Partner Organisation: Australian Research Council (ARC Linkage Projects)
Australian Research Council (ARC Linkage Projects)
ThermoFisher Scientific
ETP Electron Multipliers Pty Ltd

Start year: 2018

Summary: The project aims to solve a common, fundamental problem limiting the performance of mass spectrometers and high resolution electron microscopes: surface modification caused by unintended chemical reactions due to electron impact. The intended project outcomes will advance current understanding of electron restructuring of surfaces and open the door to next-generation material imaging, spectrometry and fabrication techniques. It will develop a superior detector for mass spectrometry and improve the imaging and nanofabrication capabilities of state-of-the-art electron microscopes. More broadly, the project outcomes will enable progress in the vast range of sectors that employ mass spectrometry and electron microscopy.


Duong, NMH, Regan, B, Toth, M, Aharonovich, I & Dawes, J 2019, 'A Random Laser Based on Hybrid Fluorescent Dye and Diamond Nanoneedles', physica status solidi (RRL) – Rapid Research Letters, vol. 13, no. 2, pp. 1800513-1800513.
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Elbadawi, C, Fröch, JE, Aharonovich, I, Toth, M & Lobo, CJ 2019, 'One-Step Nanoscale Patterning of Silver Nanowire–Nitride Heterostructures Using Substrate-Assisted Chemical Etching', The Journal of Physical Chemistry C, vol. 123, no. 1, pp. 945-949.
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Fröch, JE, Hwang, Y, Kim, S, Aharonovich, I & Toth, M 2019, 'Photonic Nanostructures from Hexagonal Boron Nitride', Advanced Optical Materials, vol. 7, no. 4, pp. 1801344-1801344.
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Shandilya, PK, Fröch, JE, Mitchell, M, Lake, DP, Kim, S, Toth, M, Behera, B, Healey, C, Aharonovich, I & Barclay, PE 2019, 'Hexagonal Boron Nitride Cavity Optomechanics', Nano Letters, vol. 19, no. 2, pp. 1343-1350.
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Tran, TT, Bradac, C, Solntsev, AS, Toth, M & Aharonovich, I 2019, 'Suppression of spectral diffusion by anti-Stokes excitation of quantum emitters in hexagonal boron nitride', Applied Physics Letters, vol. 115, no. 7, pp. 071102-071102.
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Duong, HNM, Nguyen, MAP, Kianinia, M, Abe, H, Ohshima, T, Watanabe, K, Taniguchi, T, Edgar, JH, Aharonovich, I & Toth, M 2018, 'Effects of high energy electron irradiation on quantum emitters in hexagonal boron nitride', ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, vol. 10, no. 29, pp. 24886-24891.
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Kim, S, Fröch, JE, Christian, J, Straw, M, Bishop, J, Totonjian, D, Watanabe, K, Taniguchi, T, Toth, M & Aharonovich, I 2018, 'Photonic Crystal Cavities from Hexagonal Boron Nitride', Nature Communications, vol. 9, no. 1, pp. 2623-2623.
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Toledo, JR, Jesus, DBD, Kianinia, M, Leal, AS, Fantini, C, Cury, LA, Sáfar, GM, Aharonovich, I & Krambrock, K 2018, 'Electron Paramagnetic Resonance signature of point defects in neutron irradiated hexagonal Boron Nitride', Phys. Rev. B, vol. 98, no. 15, p. 155203.
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FOR Codes: Nanofabrication, Growth and Self Assembly, Nanomaterials, Catalysis and Mechanisms of Reactions, Expanding Knowledge in Technology, Manufacturing Standards and Calibrations, Nanofabrication, growth and self assembly, Measurement standards and calibration services, EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE