X-Ray Facility

RMIT houses the Integrated Victorian X-Ray Structural Determination and Materials Characterisation Facility.

The RMIT X-Ray facility is involved in a number of collaborative research projects in a variety of areas and actively encourages such collaborations. Anyone wishing to collaborate in research ventures should contact the academic director for more information.

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The X-Ray Facility at RMIT now offers Phase identification (no need for sample grinding) and non-destructive mineral identification is possible with our new GADDS system.

Key services



  • Bruker Axs D8 ADVANCE Wide Angle X-Ray Diffraction instrument
  • Bruker Axs NanoStar Small Angle X-ray Scattering instrument
  • Bruker Axs D8 Discover with GADDS Micro x-ray diffraction instrument
  • Bruker Axs S4 Pioneer : X-ray fluorescence instrument
  • Bruker Axs D4 Endeavor Wide angle XRD .instrument
  • Bruker Axs Apex Duo  Single crystal XRD instrument


Training is provided for regular users, please contact Mr Frank Antolasic, if you require training.

Opening hours

Operating times are 9 am – 5 pm, Monday to Friday


Address: RMIT University City Campus, Building 3, Level 3, Room 4A, RMIT University, 124 La Trobe St, Melbourne VIC 3000

Key contacts

Professor Suresh Bhargava - Academic Director

Mr Frank Antolasic – Facility Manager
Senior Technical Officer
Tel: +61 3 9925 3374
Email: frank.antolasic@rmit.edu.au

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Acknowledgement of country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business. - Artwork created by Louisa Bloomer