How are ANSTO facilities used for planetary science?
Our Neutron Scattering platform is located on ANSTO's Lucas Heights Campus and uses neutrons supplied by the Australia's OPAL research reactor. We currently have a range of instruments that undertake neutron scattering, and a number of them have been used for planetary materials investigations, including:
Our DINGO instrument can undertake tomography of a range of samples, with results that are very complimentary to similar x-ray techniques. Principally this technique allows non-invasive investigations of precious samples, such as this 3D reconstruction of an iron meteorite.