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Capabilities

Each year almost 7000 visiting researchers from other Australian research organisations and international research centres have access to a wide range of world-class research facilities that support research into human health, our environment and innovation for industry.

Sydney facilities and capabilities

Below is a list of ANSTO's selected research facilities capabilities with the relevant local contacts available in the research portal.

Biosciences
Capability Group Capability                                                                                                                                                    Contact Scientist(s)

Irradiation and Dosimetry

Low dose x-ray irradiation Justin Davies
  High dose gamma irradiation Justin Davies
     
Radioisotopes - Provision Medical Radioisotopes Leena Hogan
Paul  Pellegrini
Ivan Greguric
  Environmental and Industrial Radioisotopes Leena Hogan
Paul  Pellegrini
Ivan Greguric
     
Radioisotopes - Development Radioisotope handling and separations          Leena Hogan
Paul  Pellegrini
  Radioisotope analysis Leena Hogan
Paul  Pellegrini
  Isotope target processing Leena Hogan
Paul  Pellegrini
     
Radiotracers - Development  Radiotracer Development  & Optimisation      ​​​​​​

Nigel Lengkeek

Tien Pham
Ivan Greguric

  Radiopharmaceutical Translation Ivan Greguric
  Radiochemistry methods

Nigel Lengkeek

Tien Pham
Ivan Greguric

     
Radiotracers - Provision Radiotracer provision - clinical research  

Nigel Lengkeek

Tien Pham
Ivan Greguric

  Radiotracer provision - preclinical research

Nigel Lengkeek

Tien Pham
Ivan Greguric

     
Radiation Biology Radioimmunoassay  Loan Le
Nicholas Howell
  Immunofluorescence assay Loan Le
Nicholas Howell
  Evaluation of biological response to radiation     Loan Le
Nicholas Howell
     
Preclinical Imaging Functional Imaging: PET/CT  
  Functional Imaging: SPECT/CT   
  Functional Imaging: PET/SPECT/CT   
  Structural Imaging: MicroCT Imaging  
  Imaging Quantification  
     
Radiotracer Studies In vitro or ex vivo tracer kinetics study Loan Le
  Biodistribution study Loan Le
  Autoradiography study Loan Le
  Histology and immunostaining study Loan Le
     
Radiotracer characterisation & Evaluation In vitro binding and uptake study Loan Le
  Functional cell-based study      Loan Le
Nicholas Howell
  In vitro metabolism study Loan Le
Nicholas Howell
  Immunoreactivity study Loan Le
Nicholas Howell

 

Centre for Accelerator Science
Capability Group Capability                                                                                                                                                    Contact Scientist(s)
Actinide isotopic analysis​​​​ I-129 AMS measurement only: pre-prepared AgI Mike Hotchkis
David Child
  I-129 AMS sample prep. & measurement: soil, sediment, biota, water, swipes Mike Hotchkis
David Child
  Non-routine Actinides AMS isotope analysis (Th, Pa, Np, Am, Cm) Mike Hotchkis
David Child
  Pu isotopic AMS measurement only: pre-prepared PuO2 in Fe Mike Hotchkis
David Child
  Pu isotopic AMS sample prep. & measurement: soil, sediment, biota, water, swipes Mike Hotchkis
David Child
  U isotopic AMS sample prep. & measurement: soil, sediment, biota, water, swipes Mike Hotchkis
David Child
  U isotopic AMS measurement only: pre-prepared U3O8 in Fe Mike Hotchkis
David Child
     
Aerosol Measurement & Fine Particle Characterisation Aerosol facilities technical effort

Rainer Siegele

Armand Atanacio

  Black carbon measurements on filters Armand Atanacio
  Complete PM2.5 Cyclone sampling unit, rent/year      Armand Atanacio
  IBA data interpretation and consulting

 

Rainer Siegele

Armand Atanacio

 

  IBA particle analysis of filters 2 per week, includes postage and despatch per year   

Armand Atanacio

     
Bulk Sample Characterisation & Surface Analysis ERDA (Elastic Recoil Detection Analysis)

 

Rainer Siegele

Armand Atanacio

 

  PESA (Proton Elastic-Scattering Analysis) Armand Atanacio
  PIGE (Proton-Induced Gamma-ray Emission spectrometry) Armand Atanacio
  PIXE (Particle Induced X-ray Emission spectrometry                Armand Atanacio
  RBS (Rutherford Back-Scattering spectrometry) Armand Atanacio
     
Cosmogenic isotope dating Be-10 AMS measurement only: from pre-prepared Be oxide or Be hydroxide

Klaus Wilcken

David Fink

Krista Simon

  Be-10 AMS sample prep and measurement: rock (in situ)

Klaus Wilcken

David Fink

Krista Simon

  Be-10 AMS sample prep and measurement: sediment (in situ)

Klaus Wilcken

David Fink

Krista Simon

Reka Fulop

  Be-10 AMS sample prep and measurement: quartz (in situ)

Klaus Wilcken

David Fink

Krista Simon

  Be-10 AMS sample prep and measurement: sediment (meteoric)

Klaus Wilcken

David Fink

Krista Simon

  Be-10 AMS sample prep and measurement: ice, snow, water, filters

Klaus Wilcken

Krista Simon

Andrew Smith

     
  Al-26 AMS measurement: from pre-prepared Al oxide or Al hydroxide

Klaus Wilcken

David Fink

Krista Simon

  Al-26 AMS sample prep and measurement: rock (in situ)

Klaus Wilcken

David Fink

Krista Simon

  Al-26 AMS sample prep and measurement: sediment (in situ)

Klaus Wilcken

David Fink

Krista Simon

Reka Fulop

  Al-26 AMS sample prep and measurement: quartz (in situ)

Klaus Wilcken

David Fink

Krista Simon

     
  Cl-36 AMS measurement only from pre-prepared AgCl

Klaus Wilcken

Krista Simon

  Cl-36 AMS sample prep and measurement: from raw rock - calcareous (in-situ)

Klaus Wilcken

Krista Simon

  Cl-36 AMS sample prep and measurement: from raw rock - other rock (in-situ)

Klaus Wilcken

Krista Simon

  Cl-36 AMS sample and measurement: ice, snow, water, filters (meteoric)

Klaus Wilcken

Krista Simon

Andrew Smith

     
  C-14 AMS sample prep. & measurement: raw rock - quartz (in-situ) Reka Fulop
  C-14 AMS sample prep. & measurement: pure quartz (in-situ) Reka Fulop
     
Radiocarbon dating C-14 AMS sample prep. & measurement: from CO2 in break seal

Geraldine Jacobsen
​​​​​​Vlad Levchenko

Fiona Bertuch

  C-14 AMS sample prep. & measurement: from pre-treated material

Geraldine Jacobsen
​​​​​​Vlad Levchenko

Fiona Bertuch

  C-14 AMS sample prep. & measurement: standard treatment - charcoal, shell, bulk sediment, water DIC, water DOC

Geraldine Jacobsen
​​​​​​Vlad Levchenko

Fiona Bertuch

  C-14 AMS sample prep. & measurement: complex treatment - bone, pollen, cellulose from wood, method development.

Geraldine Jacobsen
​​​​​​Vlad Levchenko

Fiona Bertuch

     
Surface Engineering, Characterisation & Modification High Energy Heavy Ion Microprobe Analysis

David Cohen

Rainer Siegele

Zeljko Pastuovic

  Single ion implantation

David Cohen

Rainer Siegele

Zeljko Pastuovic

  Medium energy ion implantation and in-situ depth profiling

David Cohen

Zeljko Pastuovic

  Medium energy and High energy simultaneous ion implantation

David Cohen

Zeljko Pastuovic

  Low energy ion implanter (< 50kV)

Armand Atanacio

Zeljko Pastuovic

Madhura Manohar

  High energy ion implantation

David Cohen

Rainer Siegele

Zeljko Pastuovic

  IBIC (Ion Beam Induced Charge) Rainer Siegele
  Radiation damage of materials

David Cohen

Rainer Siegele

Zeljko Pastuovic

Deuteration

Capabilities

Contact Scientist(s)

For a detailed list of capabilities and molecules available please consult the catalogue available for download

 

The referenced media source is missing and needs to be re-embedded.

Dr Tamim Darwish
via ndf-enquiries@ansto.gov.au 

Add in link to call for proposals

For access and submission guidelines for accessing deuteration capabilities, please consult the fact sheet below.

Isotope tracing
Capability Group Capability                                                                                                                                                    Contact Scientist(s)

Elemental and Trace metal analysis
​​​​​

Analysis by ICPAES  Henri Wong
  Analysis by qICPMS  Henri Wong
  Analysis by SeaFast qICPMS (ultratrace Rare Earth Element)            Henri Wong
  Analysis by IC (anions) Henri Wong
  Physical measurements (pH, Cond, Alkalinity) Henri Wong
  Sample Preparation (microwave digestion) Henri Wong
     
High resolution image, radiograph and XRF scan of sediment cores, wood and other materials ITRAX Core Scan at 1000 micron resolution (low) with 10sec exposure for  XRF analysis Patricia Gadd
  ITRAX Core Scan at 500 micron resolution (medium) with 10sec  exposure for XRF analysis        Patricia Gadd
  ITRAX Core Scan at 200 micron resolution (high) with 10sec exposure for  XRF analysis Patricia Gadd
  ITRAX Core Scan at 200 micron resolution (high) with X radiograph for  wood samples Patricia Gadd
     
Laser ablation Laser ablation ICPAES  Henri Wong
  Laser ablation qICPMS  Henri Wong
     
Movement of fluids, particulates and contaminants in aquatic and terrestrial environments Radioisotope tracer techniques Cath Hughes
     
Radon and thoron analysis and monitoring Continuous in situ radon measurements using portable AlphaGuard detectors Sylvester Werczynski
  In situ spot measurements of radon/thoron from rocks and soil using emanometer-flux chamber Sylvester Werczynski
  Measurement of radon in solids, air, water and mixed phase samples Sylvester Werczynski
  Radon surveys/measurements tailored to suit  specific requirements Sylvester Werczynski
  Sample-based radon in water via mineral oil extraction and liquid scintillation counting (liquid scintillometer) Robert Chisari
     
Stable isotope ratios of carbon, nitrogen for radiocarbon Acid treatment of sediments to remove carbonates prior to delta 13C analysis Linda Barry
  Bone (collagen) samples: N% for collagen test Linda Barry
  Bone (collagen) samples: collagen extraction prior to delta C13,  C% , delta N15 & N% analyses Linda Barry
  Stable isotope delta N15 & N% analysis in solids Linda Barry
  Stable isotope, delta C13 & C% analysis in solids Linda Barry

 

Nuclear Stewardship
Capability Group Capability                                                                                                                                                    Contact Scientist(s)

​​​​​ANSTO Detection and Imaging

High precision gamma-ray spectrometry         

David Boardman

Matt Guenette

  Radiation detector characterisation

David Boardman

Matt Guenette

     
Elemental analysis - OPAL Irradiations NAA Short Irradiation Attila Stopic
  NAA Medium Irradiation Attila Stopic
  NAA Long Irradiation Attila Stopic
  DNAA Attila Stopic
     
Environmental radioactivity measurements Americium-241 (by alpha spectrometry)    Atun Zawadzki
  Gamma spectrometry measurement  Atun Zawadzki
  Plutonium-239+240 (by alpha spectrometry) Atun Zawadzki
  Polonium-210 (by alpha spectrometry) Atun Zawadzki
  Radium-226 (by alpha spectrometry) Atun Zawadzki
  Radium-228 (by gamma spectrometry)  Atun Zawadzki
  Thorium-28, 230, 232 (by alpha spectrometry)  Atun Zawadzki
  Uranium-230, 234 (by alpha spectrometry) Atun Zawadzki
     
Grain size distribution determination by laser diffraction method in soil and sediment samples Grain Size Analysis        Atun Zawadzki
     
Lead -210 Dating Pb-210 dating (by alpha spectrometry) Atun Zawadzki
  Lead-210, Caesium-137 dating (by gamma spectrometry)  Atun Zawadzki
     
Radioanalytical Chemistry Gamma spectrometry (naturals and anthropogenics)  Lida Mokhber Shahin
Sangeeth Thiruvoth 
  Radioanalytical Chemistry/Alpha Spectrometry (U, Th, Pu or Am)/Liquid Scintillation Analysis  (Sr-90) - Tier 1 - single element analysis 

Adella Silitonga

Sangeeth Thiruvoth 

  Radioanalytical Chemistry/Alpha Spectrometry (U, Th, Pu or Am)/Liquid Scintillation Analysis  (Sr-90) - Tier 2 - double element analysis 

Adella Silitonga

Sangeeth Thiruvoth 

  Radioanalytical Chemistry/Alpha Spectrometry (U, Th, Pu or Am)/Liquid Scintillation Analysis  (Sr-90) - Tier 3 - triple element analysis 

Adella Silitonga

Sangeeth Thiruvoth 

  Radioanalytical Chemistry/Alpha Spectrometry (U, Th, Pu or Am)/Liquid Scintillation Analysis  (Sr-90) - Tier 4 - quadruple element analysis

Adella Silitonga

Sangeeth Thiruvoth 

  Radioanalytical Chemistry/Alpha Spectrometry (U, Th, Pu or Am)/Liquid Scintillation Analysis  (Sr-90) - Tier 5 - full suite element analysis

Adella Silitonga

Sangeeth Thiruvoth 

  Radioanalytical Chemistry/Liquid Scintillation Analysis (Tritium) -  tritium in waters and leachate

Adella Silitonga

Sangeeth Thiruvoth 

  Radioanalytical chemical method development (alpha and/or beta emitters) Sangeeth Thiruvoth 
     
Irradiations- Neutron OPAL High Flux pneumatic irradiation facility         Attila Stopic
  OPAL Medium Flux pneumatic irradiation facility Attila Stopic
  OPAL Low Flux pneumatic irradiation facility Attila Stopic
  OPAL short residence pneumatic irradiation facility Attila Stopic

 

Vivarium
Capability Group Capability                                                                                                                                                    Contact Scientist(s)
Vivarium Facility Animal House & Holding Facilities                                                                                                              Emma Davis
  Aquatic Monitoring Emma Davis
  Greenhouse Emma Davis

Explore our Research capabilities

ANSTO provides access to specialised facilities and capabilities by application.

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