Research highlights

Read about some of the broad range of research outcomes supported by the RMIT Microscopy and Microanalysis Facility.

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Blooming microflowers open new electronic frontiers

RMIT researchers have developed artificial microflowers that self-assemble in water and mimic the natural blooming process, an important step for advances in frontier-edge electronics.

Daniel Oldfields microscopic image of a Moth's eye.

Daniel Oldfield: The Microscopist

Daniel Oldfield is a PhD candidate in the School of Science. He is passionate about the communication of science, and has found in microscopy an ideal way to engage public interest.

Microscopic image of cotton mesh.

Nano-enhanced textiles clean themselves with light

A spot of sunshine is all it could take to get your washing done, thanks to pioneering nano research into self-cleaning textiles at RMIT.

An electron microscopic image of Nitrogen dioxide.

Revolutionary new weapon in air pollution fight

Australians could soon be using their smartphones to combat a deadly form of air pollution, thanks to a potentially life-saving breakthrough by RMIT University researchers.

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Additive manufacturing of Ultrafine-grained high-strength titanium alloys

Current titanium alloys used in additive manufacturing often cool and bond together in column-shaped crystals during the 3D printing process, making them prone to cracking or distortion.

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Mimicking the brain using SnOx nanoparticles

Researchers from the School of Engineering & the School of Science (Dr Phoung Le & Dr Jim Partridge) have used a suite of surface-sensitive techniques (SEM, XPS, AFM) to investigate the formation of artificial neural networks from memristive SnOx nanoparticles. 

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