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Dr Llew Rintoul

Research Infrastructure Specialist (Vibrational Spectroscopy)
Institute for Future Environments
IFE Directorate
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Research area

  • Characterisation of polymer treatments

IR and Raman micro-spectroscopy is used to chemically map the surface of polymers that have undergone a variety of treatments such as radiation, plasma and solvents and/or graft polymerisation reactions or other processes such as photo-thermal degradation.

  • Density Functional Theory (DFT) calculations of vibrational spectra

There is still a great need for fundamental research into spectral assignments of many chemical classes. DFT calculations are undertaken to assign the spectra of nitroxide free radicals, which provide insights into the nature of more complicated chemical systems involving these radicals.

  • Vibrational spectroscopy of biomaterials and bio-mineralisation

Characterisation studies of minerals are also applied to bio-mineral systems such as hydroxyapatites and fluoro/hydroxyapatites. Polarised IR microscopy is used to study ordered biological systems such as collagen and collagen degradation in cartilage.


Research areas

Raman spectroscopy
Infrared spectroscopy
Macromolecular and materials chemistry
Materials characterisation
DFT calculations


Name: Dr Llew Rintoul
Phone: +61 7 3138 2264/3138 1228
Fax: +61 7 3138 1804


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