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    Annual report 2020-2021
    (Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation, 2021-10) Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation
    This annual report provides a summary of our activities and performance for the financial year ending 30 June 2021 against the performance measures in our 2020–2021 Corporate Plan and Portfolio Budget Statements.
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    Research selections 2009
    (Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation, 2009) Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation
    The Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) is the home of Australia’s nuclear science expertise. This unique expertise is applied to radiopharmaceutical production and research, climate change research, water resource management, materials engineering, neutron scattering and a range of other scientific research disciplines. ANSTO is a Federal Government agency and operates Australia’s only nuclear reactor OPAL – used for research and isotope production. ANSTO applies nuclear science in a wide range of areas for the benefit of all Australians. Accelerators are used to analyse materials – often using extremely small samples – to determine their elemental composition and age. ANSTO currently has two accelerators, ANTARES and STAR, both of which are used in ion beam analysis and accelerator mass spectrometry. Over the next four years, ANSTO will be establishing a Centre for Accelerator Science including adding two new accelerators, putting ANSTO at the forefront of this field worldwide. The new accelerators are a low energy multi-isotope accelerator mass spectrometer and a new medium-energy tandem accelerator. ANSTO has also become a partner in a national accelerator collaboration – Australian Collaboration for Accelerator Science (ACAS) – aimed at maintaining state-of-the-art accelerator-based facilities and a world-class pool of accelerator scientists in Australia.
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    Research selections 2011
    (Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation, 2011-10) Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation
    The Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) is the home of Australia’s nuclear science expertise. This expertise is applied to radiopharmaceutical production and biomedical research, climate change research, water resource management, materials engineering, neutron science and a range of other disciplines. ANSTO is a Federal Government agency with the mission to apply nuclear science for the benefit of all Australians. It operates Australia’s nuclear reactor, OPAL, for research and isotope production. Critical research carried out at ANSTO involves the neutron beam instruments attached to OPAL, run by ANSTO’s Bragg Institute, Australia’s leading neutron scattering research group. ANSTO operates particle accelerators to analyse the elemental composition and age of materials. ANSTO has two accelerators, ANTARES and STAR, both of which are used in ion beam analysis and accelerator mass spectrometry. Two new accelerators will be established, putting ANSTO at the forefront of this field worldwide. ANSTO is a founding partner in the national accelerator collaboration – Australian Collaboration for Accelerator Science (ACAS) – aimed at maintaining state-of-the-art facilities and a pool of accelerator experts. ANSTO is also one of the ten foundation investors in the Australian Synchrotron. As custodian of this world-class infrastructure, ANSTO attracts scientists from around the world to use the facilities. Approximately three hundred scientists use ANSTO’s neutron beam instuments each year, enabling productive collaborations, and keeping Australia at the forefront of scientific discovery. ANSTO researchers are engaged in international research through reciprocal arrangements with many organisations. Agreements for collaborations have recently been signed with the French Atomic Energy Commission, the Korean Atomic Energy Research Institute and CERN, home of the Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland.
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    Research Selections 2012
    (Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation, 2012-08) Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation
    As the home to Australia’s nuclear expertise, the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) is one of Australia’s largest research organisations. Nuclear science and technology is a dynamic area of research that focuses on the building blocks of matter. Many of the most important questions society faces in areas such as health, climate change and industry are being investigated by ANSTO researchers. At the heart of ANSTO’s research capabilities is the OPAL reactor which is one of the world’s newest and best multi-purpose research reactors. OPAL is used for scientific research, the production of medical radioisotopes, the activation of targets and the irradiation of silicon used for electronics. ANSTO operates two particle accelerators, STAR and ANTARES, which are used to analyse materials to determine their elemental composition and age and are fundamental to advancing knowledge in human history and the environment. As a Federal Government agency, ANSTO’s provides policy advice to Government on all matters relating to nuclear science, technology and engineering, supporting its international roles and obligations. ANSTO is connected with all Australian and New Zealand universities through the Australian Institute of Nuclear Science and Engineering (AINSE), providing researchers access to Australia’s nuclear science, technology and engineering expertise.
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    Research selections 2013
    (Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation, 2013-09) Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation
    As the home to Australia’s nuclear expertise, the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) is one of Australia’s largest research organisations. Nuclear science and technology is a dynamic area of research that focuses on the building blocks of matter. Many of the most important questions society faces in areas such as health, climate change and industry are being investigated by ANSTO researchers. At the heart of ANSTO’s research capabilities is the OPAL reactor which is one of the world’s newest and best multi-purpose research reactors. OPAL is used for scientific research, the production of medical radioisotopes, the activation of targets and the irradiation of silicon used for electronics. ANSTO manages a collection of Australia’s newest and most advanced particle accelerators in its Centre for Accelerator Science. These are used to analyze materials to determine their elemental composition and age, providing critical information for studies into human history and the environment. ANSTO also operates the Melbourne-based Australian Synchrotron. Using a light source a million times brighter than the sun, the Synchrotron enables researchers to support industries in a wide range of subject areas including minerals, health, materials, manufacturing, food security, climate science, and energy. As a Federal Government agency, ANSTO’s provides policy advice to Government on all matters relating to nuclear science, technology and engineering, supporting its international roles and obligations. ANSTO is connected with all Australian and New Zealand universities through the Australian Institute of Nuclear Science and Engineering (AINSE), providing researchers access to Australia’s nuclear science, technology and engineering expertise.