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New infrared imaging technique reveals molecular orientation of proteins in silk fibres 20/09/2017

A large international collaboration has used the infrared microspectroscopy (IRM) beamline at the Australian Synchrotron to determine the structure of proteins in individual silk fibres

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20th ACNS/NDF proposal round closed last Friday 18/09/2017

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.

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Australia officially joins International Collaboration on Next Gen Nuclear Energy Systems 15/09/2017

Australia has been officially welcomed to the Generation IV International Forum (GIF) Framework Agreement, a partnership through which we will contribute to international work on the development of future nuclear energy technologies.


2017 ANSTO, Australian Synchrotron Stephen Wilkins Medal 14/09/2017

Continuing a tradition set up by the Australian Synchrotron Research Program (ASRP), ANSTO is seeking submissions for the ANSTO, Australian Synchrotron Thesis Medal, named in honour of Dr Stephen Wilkins.


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All spins point up for SIKA 14/09/2017

The cold-neutron triple-axis spectrometer SIKA records its first fully polarised neutron beam using 3He spin-filter polariser and analyser cells.

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Insights into atomic structure of next-generation superconductors 12/09/2017

Neutron diffraction has clarified the absence of magnetic order and classified the superconductivity of a new next generation of superconductors.

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Mathematical insights explain inconsistencies in experimental data: pyrochlore transformation into defect fluorite or not? 05/09/2017

An ANSTO researcher has co-authored a novel theoretical approach to explain inconsistencies between crystallographic and chemical experimental data in the apparent transformation of a pyrochlore to defect fluorite.

 Funding and infrastructure boost for the Australian Synchrotron
Funding and infrastructure boost for Australian Synchrotron 31/08/2017

ANSTO has secured $80.2 million in new funding to expand the research capabilities of the Australian Synchrotron.


Bendable knot
X-rays used to understand atomic structure of bendable crystals 29/08/2017

Queensland researchers have shown that single crystals, typically thought of as brittle and inelastic, are flexible enough to be bent repeatedly and even tied in a knot.

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Man-made fossil emissions larger than previously believed 24/08/2017

An international group of researchers who included ANSTO environmental scientists, report two important findings regarding methane, a powerful greenhouse gas and large contributor to global warming.

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