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University of Melbourne's ultrafast laser facility will transform Australia’s research capacity




For the first time, Australian researchers will be able to resolve fast changes in molecular structures during photochemical reactions after the ARC Centre of Excellence in Exciton Science received funding to establish a world-class facility, to be operational in late 2021.


Based at the University of Melbourne and led by Professor Trevor Smith, the new facility will be used for ultrafast transient infrared measurements, which Australian researchers have previously only been able to access overseas. The new laboratory equipment will allow solar researchers in Australia to conduct experiments previously only possible in the US, UK and Europe.


Read more about the new possibilities of the laser facility from our colleagues at Exciton Science.