Pursuing plastic pollution at the atomic level

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About plastics research

Australian scientists have used ´╗┐nuclear forensic techniques to measure and accurately trace plastics as they move through a biosphere.

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Capabilities and instruments

The techniques used in this study are so powerful that they can identify the vintage and grape of a glass of wine spilt in Sydney Harbour.

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News and media

Keep up-to-date on the latest news and media surrounding the plastics research here.

Meet the research team

Jennifer Lavers
Dr Jennifer Lavers
Ms Sayaka Uematsu
Prof Richard Banati
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Dr Nick Howell
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Dr Debashish Mazumder
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Mr Attila Stopic
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Connie Banos
John Bennett
Dr John Bennett
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Dr Ljiljana Puskar
david paterson5
Dr David Paterson
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Dr Martin de Jonge
james simon5
Dr Simon James
kathryn spiers5
Dr Kathryn Spiers
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Dr Daryl Howard
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