The Joint Mass Spectrometry Facility (JMSF) was created in 2016 by the Research School of Chemistry and Research School of Biology to consolidate and grow mass spectrometry facilities at the ANU. In partnership with the CSIRO Black Mountain campus, the JMSF is supporting research in the greater Canberra region as an important aspect of the Science and Industry Endowment Fund (SIEF) supported Analytical Precinct.
Nuclear Magnetic Resonance has applications in all fields of the experimental sciences. It is the single most powerful technique available to chemists for studying the composition, structure and function of molecules. It is an important supplementary technique for many of the natural and life sciences including biological chemistry, macro-molecular and surface science, medicine and physics.
The School has several modern X-ray diffractometers used for both chemical crystallography and macromolecular crystallography. It also houses specialist equipment built for the study of incommensurate diffraction. All diffractometers have Oxford Cryostream dry nitrogen cooling apparatus incorporated. The diffractometers are housed in a large purpose built laboratory with climate control and are currently run and maintained by two full time experienced crystallographers.