Atomic-scale insight for global-scale impact.

How ANSTO’s nuclear science tools are helping to answer big questions in research and innovation.

Speaker: Dr Ceri Brenner, Leader of the Centre for Accelerator Science, ANSTO.

4 pm (Sydney time) Wednesday, 17 November 2021.

Video of this webinar is at 

Dr Ceri Brennen

ANSTO operates much of Australia’s landmark infrastructure including one of the world’s most modern nuclear research reactors, OPAL; Australian Centre for Neutron Scattering; the Australian Synchrotron; the National Research Cyclotron; and the Centre for Accelerator Science (CAS).

ANSTO has operated accelerators since 1964. The Centre for Accelerator Science is a world-leading centre for ion beam analysis and accelerator mass spectrometry. The Centre is recognised internationally for the excellence of its operations and expertise of its staff. It attracts national and international users from academia, research agencies, industry and government.

At CAS we help research and industry users to explore the past, understand the present, and design solutions for the future with our suite of ultra-sensitive analysis, characterisation, and precision irradiation techniques. Our nuclear tools are ion beam accelerators applied for radioisotope dating, trace-element and actinides analysis, surface engineering, and radiation testing. From climate science to space technologies, we have an impact on many of the science and research priorities.

Our accelerator science platform has a strong connection with the ANSTO research themes (Environment, Nuclear Fuel Cycle, Human Health) and provides highly complementary capabilities to those found across the ANSTO infrastructure portfolio (including Australian Centre for Neutron Scattering and the Australian Synchrotron). Our community of research and industry users, and our network of collaborators and partners, stretches across Australia and around the world!

This talk provided a taste of the nuclear technologies and capabilities at ANSTO that enable us to help answer big science and innovation questions, by introducing ANSTO‘s Centre for Accelerator Science and presenting a showcase of recent highlights and upcoming projects across the ANSTO nuclear science and technology research and user access programme.

ANSTO Accelerator Mass Spectrometry