Nuclear facts

 

Nuclear science is applied by ANSTO's scientists in many areas that are vital to Australia's future, including agriculture, industry and manufacturing, minerals construction, health and environment. Our work in development and applications of new knowledge and skills arises from world-class experience in nuclear science and technologies.

 

About nuclear science

 

Find out more about what radioactivity is, how radiation interacts with different materials, and how radiation is measured. Discover More.

OPAL

 

Benefits of nuclear science

 

Study of the nucleus of the atom is a search for answers to some of the world's challenging problems. Discover More.

Mri scan


 

Managing Radioactive Waste

 

The operation of ANSTO's research reactor, OPAL, produces small amounts of radioactive waste carefully managed. Discover More.

Waste Storage Homepage


 

Ionising Radiation

 

Ionising radiation and radioactive materials are widely used in medicine, industry, agriculture, environmental studies, pollution control and research. Discover More.

Ionising a world of radiation


 

Glossary of terms

 

This glossary provides definitions for many commonly used terms in nuclear science and which are displayed throughout ANSTO's website and ANSTO publications. Discover More.

 

Hydrogen Gas molecules