Monash X-Ray Platform

The Monash X-ray Platform (MXP) is an ISO 9001 certified, open access Technology Research Platform that provides access to advanced in-house X-ray diffraction, scattering and photoelectron spectroscopy instrumentation as well as expertise, services and training.

Our instrumentation and services are available to Monash researchers, external universities, government research agencies and industry. These instruments include two Bruker D8 Advance Eco’s and a D8 Advance with environmental and temperature chambers; a D8 Discover for texture/stress, micro-diffraction and grazing incidence diffraction; a N8 Horizon for small angle X-ray scattering and a ThermoScientific Nexsa X-ray Photoelectron Spectrometer.

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.