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.
12 Operational instruments (named after Australian and overseas fauna)
ECHIDNA High-Resolution Powder Diffractometer (Tachyglossus aculeatus)
Beryllium-filter option on TAIPAN
One instrument in commissioning (named after Australian fauna)
EMU High-Resolution Backscattering Spectrometer (Dromaius novaehollandiae) - due for completion in 2015
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