IRM Beamline


The infrared microscopy beamline analyses a diverse range of samples for chemical and structural information; from bone to meteorites to electrochemical cells to plant material to cheese to paint, the possibilities seem almost endless!

There are predominantly two reasons to utilise synchrotron-FTIR microscopy:

  1. To gain spatially resolved information about a sample through raster mapping (point-by-point measurements of individual spectra that are stitched together)

  2. To acquire single point spectra on samples which are too small for laboratory-based instruments

We love our beamline, and we think you will too! Here are the people to contact if you want to chat about potential projects using the IRM instrument.

Ready to write a proposal? Find below some of the commonly requested information.

Submit all proposals via the Australian Synchrotron Portal:

Contact the IRM team by emailing:

Beamtime (and beyond)

Sample Preparation

During Beamtime

Post Beamtime