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.
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).
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.
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”
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.