Congratulations to the ACNS Sample Environment team who won the George Collins Award for Innovation at the 2017 ANSTO Awards in Nuclear Science and Technology at a gala event held last night.
ACNS & NDF are involved in two successful ARC-Discovery grants in the current round on "Liquids to semiconductors: the formation of solution-processed electronics" with the Macquarie University and "Mixing the Jigsaw Pieces of Natural Products: New Molecules-New Properties" with the University of Sydney, along with one ARC-Linkage, Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities on "Thermo-gravimetric infra-red imaging system for functional materials study" with the University of Wollongong.
Japanese researchers have used nuclear techniques at ANSTO to characterise the properties of a new family of materials they developed for use as solid oxide fuel cells, sensors and oxygen separation membranes.
Our 20th proposal round closed last Friday, with 258 proposals across 14 cold- and thermal-neutron instruments, and 32 proposals for Chemical- and Bio-Deuteration at the National Deuteration Facility. Excluding existing approved programs and the mail-in system on ECHIDNA, 1534 beam days have been requested.
The cold-neutron triple-axis spectrometer SIKA records its first fully polarised neutron beam using 3He spin-filter polariser and analyser cells.
Neutron diffraction has clarified the absence of magnetic order and classified the superconductivity of a new next generation of superconductors.
Inelastic neutron scattering (INS) has provided experimental evidence that the two dimensional material, alpha ruthenium trichloride, α-RuCl3 is a strong candidate for a quantum spin liquid (QSL) that fits the Kitaev theoretical model.
QUOKKA measured changes to the skyrmion lattice in situ when an electric current was applied under different magnetic fields
ANSTO has contributed to research led by a group at Oxford University that demonstrated the viability of using a single-step double element-hydrogen bond activation process to produce a metal dihydride compound.
Dr Anna Prinz visited ANSTO on 2 June for discussions and a tour of the suite of neutron instruments, which includes the newly donated neutron reflectometer, SPATZ.