a national collaborative research facility

  • for the characterisation of materials at the micro, nano and atomic scales
  • making expert support, training and instruments accessible to all researchers
  • enabling world-class Australian research and innovation

Access microscopy and microanalysis at our locations around Australia. Our optical, electron, X-ray, scanning and ion-beam techniques are complimented by world-leading platforms such as atom probe tomography and advanced ion probes. Try our popular online tools, Technique Finder and MyScope to advance your research and microscopy training.

From healthcare to agriculture, engineering to archaeology, we enable Australian science. In addition to our core offering of microscopes, training and services to researchers, we engage with the wider community through exhibitions, publications and conferences. For science success stories, see our online and printed News & Media and watch our Impact video.


‘Oldest fossils’ not real fossils

April 24, 2015

New analysis of famous 3.46 billion-year-old rocks by AMMRF researchers, Dr David Wacey and Prof. ...Read More


NCRISIS averted

April 7, 2015

The recent crisis resulting from the NCRIS funding being linked to the passage of the higher ...Read More


Bridging the data–simulation gap

April 2, 2015

Prof. Simon Ringer’s atom probe team in the AMMRF at the University of Sydney are leading the ...Read More