Landmark facilities for Australian science

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OPAL Research Reactor

The OPAL reactor is one of the world’s most effective multi-purpose research reactors.

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Bragg Institute

The Bragg Institute use a range of neutron scattering and X-ray techniques to solve complex problems.

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Cyclotron facility

The cyclotron allows us to investigate neurological disorders and many other diseases.

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Australian Synchrotron

The Australian Synchrotron facilitates research in medicine, agriculture and nanotechnology.

Nuclear science and technology at work


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ANSTO develops a number of syllabus-focused education resources about nuclear science.


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Science is coming to the aid of PNG's most important and highly threatened food staple - fish.


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Next generation durable metals used by industry are a step closer thanks to nuclear science.


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New study unlocking secrets to better treatments for conditions like multiple sclerosis.


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Plastics Project

Join the ANSTO Plastics Project and help our scientists with their environmental research.

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Our citizen science cruises have helped to explain our plastics research

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Our world is made up of atoms. Learn more about their applications.

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Take a look inside Australia's only nuclear reactor, OPAL.

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Discover the meaning and applications of crystallography


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CURRENTLY thinking

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Mr Craig Kelly MP visited ANSTO to congratulate fourteen high achievers who have commenced a two-year leadership program.

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