Monash X-Ray Platform
The Monash X-ray Platform (MXP) is an ISO 9001 certified, open access Technology Research Platform that provides advanced in-house X-ray diffraction and scattering instrumentation as well as expertise, services and training in X-ray diffraction and scattering applications.
The MXP has a suite of in-house X-ray diffraction and scattering instrumentation used by Monash researchers, external universities, government research agencies and industry. These instruments include 2 Bruker D8 Advance Eco’s and a D8 Advance with in-situ stage, environment chamber and capillary setup for phase ID or quantitative Phase ID, crystallite size-strain analysis and crystal structure refinement; a D8 Discover for texture/stress and grazing incidence diffraction and a N8 Horizon for small angle X-ray scattering (SAXS).
The MXP is one of the largest in-house X-ray instrument facilities in Victoria, supporting innovation across multiple disciplines, including in the design of materials for industrial, environmental and biomedical applications and development of green technologies and processes for energy production and mining. It plays an important role in educating and supporting students in materials characterisation and is a key complementary facility to the Australian Synchrotron and the Melbourne Centre for Nanofabrication (MCN), the Australian National Fabrication Facility’s (ANFF) central node in Victoria.