Nuclear techniques have played an important role in determining the crystal structure of a rare type of intermetallic alloy that exhibits superconductivity.
The Australian Centre for Neutron Scattering is currently hosting three IAEA scientific visitors from Indonesia’s National Nuclear Energy Agency (BATAN), who are being provided with an overview of the KOWARI, TAIPAN and DINGO instruments.
A large collaboration of scientists have used a powerful new approach to overcome the challenging task of characterising the structure of self-assembling organic molecules on the surface of nanoparticles.
Detergents are commonly used to stabilise membrane proteins in order to study their structures. The Chemical Deuteration Team of the National Deuteration Facility has developed a new method for the synthesis of common detergents that allows for selective deuteration such that they are invisible when studied using small angle neutron scattering, leaving only the signal from the protein of interest.
Nuclear techniques at ANSTO have helped to confirm a quantum spin phenomena, a Haldane phase, in a magnetic material, that has potential to be used as a measurement model for quantum computation.
Key to ANSTO’s food science research is exploring the relationship between structure and function.
Environment, nuclear medicine and materials science highlighted in profiles of young researchers.
Neutron scattering has provided more detailed information about the interface and structure of the stabilising ligand layer of gold nanoparticles.
Rob Russell, Bioanalyst and Biodeuteration Lab Manager within the National Deuteration Facility, has been awarded his PhD in the area of polymer biodeuteration and nanocomposites, from the University of New South Wales.
Collaboration clarifies how behaviour of tailorable nanoscale emulsions (TNEs) interact with their targets is directed by the interfacial structure.