Australia’s Open Pool Australian Lightwater (OPAL) reactor is a state-of-the-art 20 megawatt multi-purpose reactor that uses low enriched uranium (LEU) fuel to achieve a range of activities to benefit human health, enable research to support a more sustainable environment and provide innovative solutions for industry.
The Australian Centre for Neutron Scattering (ACNS) is a major research facility for neutron science that comprises a suite of neutron instruments with a range of techniques for scientific investigations in physics, chemistry, materials science, medicine and environmental science among other fields.
The Centre for Accelerator Science provides complementary capabilities to Synchrotron-based and the neutron-based research with the operation of four accelerators, associated beamlines, clean laboratories and in-house expertise in ion beam analysis (IBA) and accelerator mass spectrometry (AMS).
The National Deuteration Facility offers the facilities and expertise to produce molecules where all or part of the molecular hydrogen is replaced with deuterium. This enables complex investigations of the relationship between the structure of molecules and their function using neutron scattering and other techniques.
The National Research Cyclotron Facility is a significant part of Australia’s substantial national research infrastructure. It is part of a network of cyclotrons around Australia that produce radioisotopes used in combination with nuclear diagnostic imaging. The ANSTO facility at Camperdown produces radioisotopes exclusively for research purposes, primarily pre-clinical imaging. The cyclotron is a node of Australia’s National Imaging Facility.