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|Title:||Research selections 2013|
|Authors:||Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation|
|Publisher:||Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation|
|Citation:||Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation. (2013). Research selections 2013. Lucas Heights, NSW: Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation.|
|Abstract:||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.|
|Appears in Collections:||Annual Reports|
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