Improving cost of particle beam therapy

A recent IAEA study has found that the high costs of establishing an advanced cancer treatment currently not available in Australia can be controlled through innovation.

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ANSTO shares specialist expertise in hosting workshop on nuclear forensics

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ANSTO is hosting an IAEA Regional Training Course, which provides a Practical Introduction to Nuclear Forensics, this week at the Lucas Heights Campus.


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Investigating the benefits of particle therapy on AINSE study tour to Japan

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AINSE, with assistance from ANSTO, has recently returned from a study tour of Japan to investigate the use of advanced radiation therapy for cancer using heavy ions at particle therapy facilities.


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ANSTO researcher awarded Young Innovator scholarship for work that will contribute to defence industry

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Scientist Peter Kabakov spends his days developing advanced and innovative materials foruse in Australian defence technologies, and has been recognised for his contribution.


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Using isotopes to understand saltwater intrusion of Rottnest Island groundwater

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ANSTO environmental scientists have contributed to research on Rottnest Island that has provided invaluable information about its groundwater system that may be relevant for the sustainability of many other islands around the globe.


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Scientific ingenuity at work defending Australia

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As a founding core participant in the Defence Materials Technology Centre (DMTC), ANSTO supports the Australian Defence Force and Australian Defence Industry by providing access to scientific research infrastructure and expertise in materials engineering and advanced manufacturing.


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20th ACNS/NDF proposal round closed last Friday

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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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All spins point up for SIKA

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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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