ANSTO has extensive nuclear analytical capabilities that can be applied to address broad range of challenges within the Resources sector.
Our dedicated mineralogists provide specialised knowledge on the mineralogy of ores/concentrates and the wide variety of solids and residues typically generated in hydromet processes. We have well-equipped facilities that can handle a diverse range of samples, particularly those containing elevated concentrations of uranium and thorium.
ANSTO Analytical Facility conducts a range of analyses required to support our commercial projects, and can analyse everything from simple samples to complex matrices not typically dealt with by standard commercial laboratories.
ANSTO’s radioanalytical facilities are recognised internationally and have extensive experience in the measurement of radioactivity from a wide variety of matrices. Our primary radoianalytical techniques include gamma spectrometry and alpha spectrometry.
Fifteen neutron beam instruments are either operational or being commissioned at the new OPAL reactor. ANSTO expects to add more instruments in future. Other instruments and a suite of sample-environment equipment allows studies at different temperatures, pressures and magnetic fields. Scientific references are available for most instruments.
The Australian Synchrotron in Melbourne has a suite of X-ray and infrared beamlines with applications in health, medical, food, environment, nano-technology, energy, mining, advanced materials, agriculture and cultural heritage.