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First SIKA Research Article 23/03/2017

Prof. Way-Faung Pong, from Tamkang University in Taiwan, along with collaborators from ANSTO and Osaka University in Japan, recently published the first research paper from the cold neutron, triple axis spectrometer, SIKA.

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Significant milestone achieved in the joint project with Monash University to construct noble-gas polariser for MRI 23/03/2017

Progress on joint project with Monash University to construct noble-gas polarisers for MRI imaging. In December 2016, we succeeded in the domestic production of noble-gas-polarising cells called “optical pumping cells”. This is a capability that has not previously been available in Australia.

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Instrument scientist featured in publication for PhD students 20/03/2017

Head of the Cultural Heritage project Floriana Salvemini shared highlights from the time she spent studying for her PhD in a profile for Postgraduate Futures.

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Insights may lead to design and development of superior metallic alloys 18/03/2017

An international research collaboration led by scientists at City University of Hong Kong (CityU) has explained a long-standing thermodynamic inconsistency in the formation of a class of metallic glass that may lead to the development of new, better metallic alloys.

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19th ACNS/NDF proposal round closed yesterday 16/03/2017

Our 19th proposal round closed last night, with 218 proposals across 14 cold- and thermal-neutron instruments, and 35 proposals for Chemical- and Bio-Deuteration at the National Deuteration Facility. Excluding existing approved programs and the mail-in system on ECHIDNA, 1214 beam days have been requested.

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Dr Kirrily Rule elected onto Australian Institute of Physics executive committee 12/03/2017

Congratulations to Dr Kirrily Rule who has been elected onto the executive committee of Australia's peak physics body, the Australian Institute of Physics as the new secretary.

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Small-angle neutron scattering helps to understand the process of assembly from hydrogels and the final structures of two diphenylamine peptide systems 10/03/2017

In a recent publication in the open access journal Scientific Reports, researchers from the University of New South Wales use the SANS instrument QUOKKA to understand the assembly of two diphenylalanine-peptide-based hydrogels into structures, turning their attention to both the process of assembly and the structure of the final gel.

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Joint ANSTO-HZB Workshop in Berlin 10/03/2017

On Tuesday 7th March at the Helmholtz Zentrum Berlin fur Materialien und Energies (HZB) BESSY II site in Berlin, HZB and ANSTO held a joint workshop on "Perspectives for energy and materials science research within large scale facilities". 

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Detached retina of laboratory animal “glued” with new hydrogel 10/03/2017

Nuclear techniques have been used to validate the structure of a new hydrogel, developed by a group of Japanese researchers, with potential to treat various eye disorders.



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Collaboration locates elusive oxygen ions in new solid electrolyte 08/03/2017

ANSTO has contributed to experiments using multiple techniques, which have determined, for the first time, the location of interstitial oxygen atoms in a new apatite-type solid electrolyte.

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