Microscopic innovation to reap big rewards

11 September 2018
Hitachi’s Kuniyasu Nakamura with UQ’s Professor Roger Wepf showing the inner workings of the Hitachi FH5000 electron microscope.

Advanced health tools, battery technology and nanomaterials are all potential developments that could flow from a new microscope at The University of Queensland.

The $5 million Hitachi HF5000 200kV Transmission Electron Microscope can see objects smaller than the very smallest atom – a hydrogen atom.

It was launched on Friday 7th September 2018 at the newly renovated Hawken Microscopy Facility.

Centre Director Professor Roger Wepf said the new technology would help bring together researchers from quantum physics to molecular biology, potentially leading to ground-breaking technologies.

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