Nov
29

UV Tuneable Laser Source

“You just realise that you’ve got this new capability that you had no way of getting out of universities. It almost seems like toys for us to play with!” – Roger Reeves. About the Equipment: The tuneable laser source produces any wavelength of light from red to UV. It is made up of two lasers […]

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Nov
29

BlueFern Super Computer Facility

In 2007 the BlueFern computing facility upgraded to the first IBM Blue Gene Supercomputer in the Southern Hemisphere. The MacDiarmid Institute’s contribution made this purchase possible. About the Equipment: The IBM Blue Gene Supercomputer is essentially a huge calculator which processes very complicated calculations very quickly. It is a purpose designed research tool and one […]

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Nov
24

Eco Chemie Autolab Potentiostat with Low Current Module

“It was quite a dire situation,” says Alison. “If I’d been left with no instrumentation, my research would have ground to a complete halt. I can’t think how we could have bought a new instrument without the MacDiarmid funding.” In 2003 they bought a new potentiostat with an impedance analyser and high current module. “But […]

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