Access and proposal submission
Access to the NDF is merit-based, however in some cases NDF can provide deuterated material at commercial full cost rate. For chemical and biodeuteration of materials for subsequent application in neutron scattering and non-neutron based techniques, calls for applications close in March and September of each year. For proposals involving ANSTO’s neutron-based techniques, applications are submitted via the Australian Centre for Neutron Scattering Application Portal.
Proposal submission process
Proposals for molecular deuteration should be submitted at http://neutron.ansto.gov.au. You can also contact Professor Peter Holden on + 61 (2) 9717 3991 or other NDF staff at any time.
Potential Cost Recovery
- Proposals from applicants in countries other than Australia will be subject to a cost recovery fee unless the molecules are for use in experiments in Australia (for example at the Australian Centre for Neutron Scattering) which are exempt.
- Requests for multiply-labelled proteins (e.g. with 2H plus 13C and/or 15N) will involve a fee to recover 50% of the cost of isotopic materials used in production.
- Large mass or number of deuterated molecules is by negotiation