The Photon Science Institute (PSI) was established in 2005 to bring together experts from a range of fields to foster interdisciplinary collaborations and to maximise the potential applications of photon science. The initial development phase of the PSI involved establishing wide ranging laser facilities, for covering mid IR to UV output delivered with CW to FS timing. These facilities remain core to the science base of the PSI, but over recent years the PSI has expanded it's research base. Large scale facilities for x-ray imaging and tomography (Henry Moseley X-ray Imaging Facility), electron microscopy, scanning probe microscopy, laser mass spectrometry, nano-SIMS and ambient XPS have been added. Today the PSI is a unique facility for research into advanced materials characterisation.
The PSI delivers high quality fundamental and applied research, accessible postgraduate education, tailored industrial training and forges strong business relationships by disseminating its knowledge and expertise.