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South Australian Node

ANFF-SA offers access to more than $10M of equipment and technical excellence in design, fabrication, and testing of micro-scale devices. The facility’s strengths include lab-on-a-chip technology, micro/nanofluidics, advanced sensing, functional coatings, and separation science. Surface structures and patterns, channel designs, and chemical functionality can be tailored to your needs, through access or partnership with the professional staff. The facility houses state-of-the-art photolithography, micromachining, hot embossing and bonding, micro-injection moulding, plasma etching, thin film coating, fluidic simulation, and advanced characterisation in ISO Class 5 & 6 clean room environments. The facility is co-located at the University of South Australia and Flinders University, which offer extensive materials and surface spectroscopy capabilities available to ANFF-SA users. Where research or process development is required, ANFF-SA can offer the scientific expertise at the host universities.

ANFF-SA open to industry and academic users and the professional technical staff are able to deliver high-quality devices and samples on time. The facility is experienced working with confidential information and sensitive project material.

The South Australian node offers capabilities, expertise, and opportunities to collaborate with affiliated staff in the fields of:

  • Micro/nanofluidics
  • Surface chemistry
  • Surface structuring (etching, molding, embossing)
  • Thin film deposition
  • Surface spectroscopy
  • X-ray micro/nanotomography (volumetric analysis)

The South Australian node offers capabilities, expertise, and opportunities to collaborate with affiliated staff in the fields of micro/nanofluidics ,  surface chemistry, surface structuring (etching, molding, embossing), thin film deposition,  urface spectroscopy and x-ray micro/nanotomography (volumetric analysis).

Flagship facilities and capabilities:

  • Sputter Coater
  • Optical Lithography with UV-NIL Capability
  • Substrate Bonder / Hot Embosser
  • Deep Reactive Ion Etcher
  • Nano-precision CNC Micromachining Mill
  • Wafer Dicer
  • High resolution X-Ray tomography
  • AFM with TERS
  • Digital Holographic Microscope
  • Microfluidics Workstation
  • Benchtop Scanning Electron microscope
  • Optical profilometer

Deep Reactive Ion Etched (DRIE) pyrex

hot embossing stamp for a polymer microfluidic device hot embossing tool for fabricating fluid mixing microfluidic device finished glass microfluidic device grid structures on silicon wafer for casting microfluidic chips micro channels in microfluidic device

Node Director: Dr Craig Priest
Phone: +618 8302 5146

Facility Manager: Mr Simon Doe
Phone: +61 8 8302 5226