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Untangling spaghetti - elucidating molecular basis of the complex viscoelastic properties of polymers 04/07/2018

Experiments at ANSTO have helped increase an understanding some of the viscoelastic properties of polymers.

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Deuteration of biopolymers in bionanocomposites 02/07/2018

Carbon nanotubes have been incorporated into a blend of deuterated biopolymers, allowing for electrical conductivity of the polymer film. These polymers have potential implications as scaffolds supporting regrowth of damaged tissues and electrical conductivity can promote the re-growth of nerve cells on similar materials.

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Fine-tuning chemistry by doping with transition metals produced stability in bismuth oxide 27/06/2018

ANSTO has have contributed to research involving doping transition metals in a polymorph of bismuth oxide in a search for more structural stability.

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Innovative technology provides enhancement to advanced radiation therapy 19/06/2018

An ANSTO health researcher has received a number of awards for her contribution to the development of a new hybrid technique that enhances the effectiveness of an advanced form of radiation therapy for cancer.

 

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ACNS & NDF Advisory Committee Meets 15/06/2018

The Australian Centre for Neutron Scattering & National Deuteration Facility Advisory Committee, which provides strategic advice, met last week at ANSTO under the guidance of Prof Brendan Kennedy (University of Sydney).

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QUOKKA Celebrates with Front Cover 15/06/2018

QUOKKA, which is one of ACNS SANS instruments, is featured on the front cover of the latest issue of the Journal of Applied Crystallography and appears in a special edition on “Advanced neutron scattering instrumentation”.

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Government response to 2016 National Research Infrastructure Roadmap 21/05/2018

Last week the Australian Federal Government released their response to the 2016 National Research Infrastructure Roadmap which outlines Australia's research infrastructure requirements over the coming decade.

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Neutron beam time allocations for the 2nd half of 2018 18/05/2018

The Program Advisory Committee, chaired by A Prof Tracy Rushmer (Macquarie University), met last week to assess the scientific merit of beam-time and deuteration proposals submitted for time between July and December 2018. 

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First publication from PELICAN and National Deuteration Facility 15/05/2018

The first paper has been published that utilised materials synthesised by the National Deuteration Facility for a study conducted on the cold neutron time-of-flight spectrometer PELICAN. Replacing hydrogen atoms with deuterium reduced the background from incoherent scattering, allowing the weak inelastic signal from a spin ½ ion to be studied. 

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Deuteration impacting the world of nuclear medicine 23/04/2018

Dr Ben Fraser attended the 12th Congress of the World Federation of Nuclear Medicine and Biology (WFNMB) that was held in Melbourne (20-24 April), to present a poster entitled “[18F]D4-PBR111 - An Improved 2nd Generation Deuterated Radiotracer for Imaging Inflammation

 

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