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Title: ANSTO annual report 2005-06
Authors: The Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation
Keywords: ANSTO
Progress report
HIFAR Reactor
Radiopharmaceuticals
Australia
Cyclotrons
Issue Date: 2006
Publisher: Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation
Series/Report no.: Annual Report
Abstract: The Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) is Australia’s national nuclear research and development organisation and the centre of Australian nuclear expertise. With approximately 860 staff, ANSTO is responsible for delivering specialised advice, scientific services and products to government, industry, academia and other research organisations. We do so through the development of new knowledge, the delivery of quality services and the provision of support for business opportunities. ANSTO’s nuclear infrastructure includes the research reactor HIFAR (High Flux Australian Reactor), particle accelerators, radiopharmaceutical production facilities, and a range of other unique research facilities. HIFAR is Australia’s only nuclear reactor. It is used to produce radioactive products for use in medicine and industry, as a source of neutron beams for scientific research and to irradiate silicon for semiconductor applications. A replacement for HIFAR, OPAL – the Open Pool Australian Light-water reactor – is in its commissioning phase. ANSTO also operates the National Medical Cyclotron, an accelerator facility used to produce certain short-lived radioisotopes for nuclear medicine procedures. ANSTO also manages access to overseas synchrotron facilities for Australian scientists. ANSTO’s main site is located 40 km south west of Sydney’s central business district, occupies 70 hectares and is surrounded by a 1.6 km buffer zone. ANSTO’s general purpose is prescribed by the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation Act 1987 (ANSTO Act) and is translated into action through corporate drivers of vision, mission and strategic goals.
Gov't Doc #: 2
URI: http://apo.ansto.gov.au/dspace/handle/10238/2075
ISSN: 1031-6655
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