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Centre for Accelerator Science
Facilities

Centre for Accelerator Science

The Centre for Accelerator Science provides complementary capabilities to Synchrotron-based and the neutron-based research with the operation of four accelerators, associated beamlines, clean laboratories and in-house expertise in ion beam analysis (IBA) and accelerator mass spectrometry (AMS).

Impact

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, publicly-funded research agencies, industry and government.

Both in-house scientists and external users access a suite of tools for investigations that cross a range of disciplines. The Centre provides key infrastructure for supporting International Atomic Energy Agency activities and provides training across a broad range of disciplines and technologies.

How it works

An animation illustrates the SIRIUS tandem accelerator

This animation illustrates ion beam analysis for a range of sample characterisation methods and capabilities

Applications

The Centre for Accelerator Science provides users with access to a suite of tools in one location that can be used for isotopic dating, air pollution studies, climate science, the modification and characterisation of materials, radiation damage studies, forensic science, nuclear detector characterisation and microbiological and life sciences studies.

The Centre provides key infrastructure for supporting International Atomic Energy Agency activities and provides training across a broad range of disciplines and technologies.