From the Director – Good news

Content Image InlineThe news is out. The Australian and Victorian governments have announced funding totalling $100 million for the next four years of Australian Synchrotron operations.


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Up to Speed

Content Image Inline This month our short interview features Glyn Devlin, who divides his time between the synchrotron user office and the XAS beamline.


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Building better battery electrodes

Content Image Inline Australian researchers are using synchrotron x-rays and neutron beam techniques to help develop better electrode materials for lithium-ion batteries, currently worth US$13 billion and rising.

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Beamtime applications

Beamtime submissions for round 2012/3 (September-December 2012) open on 8 May 2012.

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Save the date

Content Image InlineMake a note in your diary: 29-30 November 2012 is the date of the next AS user meeting.

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Synchrotrons in the News

Clot busters
Artful analysis
Cancer collaboration
AS achievements and funding

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Photo competition winners

Content Image Inline The winner of the December 2011 – March 2012 photo competition is Kerryn Elliott from the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research.

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Green star rating for new building

Content Image InlineThe new National Centre for Synchrotron Science (NCSS) building has been awarded a five-star Green Star rating.

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First guest keen to come back

Content Image Inline The first user to stay in the new AS guesthouse says it’s “a great facility”.

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IM beamline lighting up

Content Image InlineExpert users will be invited to apply to use the synchrotron’s extended imaging and medical beamline capabilities later this year in preparation for general usage in 2013.

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Shared expertise in IMBL installation

Content Image InlineSynchrotron technical staff involved in constructing and installing new equipment for the extended and upgraded imaging and medical beamline have received a helping hand from the Australian National University’s Nuclear Physics Department.

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Quality management accreditation audit

The Australian Synchrotron recently passed its first triennial re-certification audit, which is part of the ongoing requirements for its ISO9001:2008 accreditation for quality management.

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Content Image InlineMaintenance officer Gordon Spratt retired in February 2012 after three years and six months service at the AS.

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Geosciences at the Australian Synchrotron

In April 2012, the Australian Synchrotron hosted a Geosciences Industry Workshop to explore the potential of synchrotron science for the mining and minerals sector.

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Events Diary

Synchrotron-related events in Australia and overseas.

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