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Industry Access - Lucas Heights

ANSTO’s Lucas Heights campus has an extensive range of specialised facilities and capabilities that are available to assist industry-based professionals in solving problems. Please contact us to discuss how we can assist you. We are open to entering into commercial arrangement with appropriate partners.

The Australian Centre for Neutron Scattering is a multidisciplinary international centre of excellence, specialising in applying X-ray and neutron scattering techniques to the study of matter in various physical states: solid, liquid and gas. 

Over time, we’ve built an exceptional body of skills, experience and technical expertise, which we now offer to support industrial research and development. The Australian Centre for Neutron Scattering and National Deuteration Facility can assist companies operating in a wide range of industries including:

  • Mechanics
  • Optics
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Microelectronics
  • Energy
  • Chemistry
  • Agriculture
  • Food Production
  • Environment

Commercial rates

The prices below are for the neutron beam time alone, and do not include the costs of data analysis, report writing or the preparation of any extra equipment for the experiment.  These will be calculated on a case-by-case basis.  Expert customers who can do all of the above themselves, with minimal support from ANSTO, can expect to pay the prices given below. All prices are inclusive of GST.

Neutron instruments commercial rates

Neutron instruments

Hourly rate

 Daily rate 

Bilby
Time-of-Flight Small-Angle Neutron Scattering

$395

$9425

Dingo
Radiography/ Tomography/ Imaging Station

$295

$7040

Echidna
High-Resolution Powder Diffractometer

$310

$7550

Koala
Laue Diffractometer

$285

$6835

Kookaburra 
Ultra-Small-angle Neutron Scattering

$285

$6835

Kowari
Strain Scanner

$295

$7040

Pelican 
Time-of-Flight Spectrometer

$415

$9895

Platypus
Reflectometer

$350

$8450

Quokka
Small-Angle Neutron Scattering

$395

$9425

Sika 
Cold 3-Axis Spectrometer

$350

$8265

Taipan
Thermal 3-Axis Spectrometer

$350

$8265

Wombat 
High-Intensity Powder Diffractometer

$350

$8265

X-ray and other Instruments

X-ray and other Instruments Hourly rate Daily rate

X-ray Reflectometer

$175

$1380

Small-Angle X-ray Scattering

$220

$1760

Physical Properties Measurement System

$175

$1380