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Deakin Research

Institute for Frontier Materials


Graphene coatings make steel corrosion-resistant

IFM researchers have grown graphene flakes directly onto stainless steel, improving the metal's resistance to corrosion.

Miracle fuel

IFM researchers are helping to make hydrogen extraction from water more feasible.

Not just a flight of fancy

IFM researchers get closer to shape-morphing aircraft wings.

Deakin showcases 3D sheet metal forming at Numisheet 2014

Deakin's Professor Jeong Whan Yoon chaired the organising committee for Numisheet 2014.

Master of his destiny

Deakin right fit for (auto)motivated Mohan Setty.


An image of the nanoindentor


The CSIRO - Ultra Micro Indentation System (informally a Nano Hardness Tester) has been used at Deakin to determine super elasticity, pile up effect and grid pattern strain analyses in mostly metallics. We often use the Nano Hardness in conjunction with the attached Atomic Force Microscope to examine indents for changes in profile, hardness or phase.




  • Depth Range: 2 to 20 micron, range A & B.
  • Depth Resolution: 0.003nm.
  • Load Range: 50mN & 500mN, range A & B.
  • Minimum Load: 2mN.
  • Load Resolution: 0.002mN.
  • Positioning Stages: 0.1mm step size.
  • Location: SB503, SEM lab.
  • Supervising Technician: Robert Pow.
  • Induction: One theory and two practical sessions.

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27th February 2015