Instruments


Thirteen neutron beam instruments are either operational or commissioning at the new OPAL reactor. ANSTO expects to add more instruments within five years. The facility has the capacity for further expansion, including potential for a second neutron guide hall.
 
A suite of sample-environment equipment allows studies at different temperatures, pressures and magnetic fields.  Scientific references are available for most of our instruments.
 
 
13 Operational instruments (named after Australian and overseas fauna)
 
ECHIDNA High-Resolution Powder Diffractometer (Tachyglossus aculeatus)
 
WOMBAT High-Intensity Powder Diffractometer (Vombatus ursinus)
 
KOALA Laue Diffractometer (Phascolarctos cinereus)
 
KOWARI Strain Scanner (Dasyuroides byrnei)
 
PLATYPUS Neutron Reflectometer (with horizontal sample) (Ornithorhynchus anatinus)
 
QUOKKA Small-Angle Neutron Scattering (Setonix Brachyurus)
 
TAIPAN Thermal Neutron 3-Axis Spectrometer (Oxyuranus scutellatus)
 
           Beryllium-filter option on TAIPAN 
 
KOOKABURRA Ultra Small-Angle Neutron Scattering (Dacelo novaeguineae
 
PELICAN Time-of-Flight Spectrometer (Pelecanus conspicillatus
 
DINGO Neutron Radiography/Imaging/Tomography (Canis lupus dingo
 
SIKA Cold Neutron 3-Axis Spectrometer (Cervus nippon
 
BILBY 2nd Small-Angle Neutron Scattering Instrument (Macrotis lagotis
 
EMU High-Resolution Backscattering Spectrometer (Dromaius novaehollandiae)  
 
 
One instrument in transfer from overseas to ANSTO
 
BioRef 2nd neutron reflectometer (with vertical sample)
 
 
X-ray Instruments (3), Computing Infrastructure and other Facilities 
 
SAXS (Bruker and Hecus Small-Angle X-ray Scattering) Instruments
 
 
 
JOEY Neutron Laue Camera for single-crystal alignment