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This project is fundamental research into the factors which affect the deposition of arsenic on the surface of solid gold electrode during electrochemical deposition using sophisticated surface sensitive techniques, such as scanning electron microscope (SEM), secondary ion mass spectrometry (SIMS) and synchrotron radiation. This project will provide you with a fundamental understanding of SEM, SIMS and synchrotron technologies, will allow you to gain skills in the preparation of working electrodes for surface analysis and improve your laboratory skills in pipetting, standards preparation and method development. You will need to have a sound background in analytical chemistry, ideally some background in physics and an interest in using analytical instruments.
Dr Magdalena Wajrak
Curtin University, Dr Rob Hart