Nuclear science is crucial to understanding our universe, our world and ourselves at the atomic level. If we can understand how atoms get together, interact, or can be best combined with other atoms, new, more efficient materials and drugs can be developed.
The Think Science! competition encourages students in Years 3-10 to learn science inquiry skills in a fun and accessible way! Entry is FREE and there are generous prizes for winning schools. Any topic can be chosen, and special materials are not required.
Neutron scattering techniques help characterise the structure of a particle based emulsifier
A list of all ANSTO's research programs and themes.
ANSTO uses nuclear research techniques to address many of the important issues of our time relating to the environment, human health and industry.
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).
The Think Science! event encourages students to engage with the Science Inquiry Skills process as outlined in the Australian National Curriculum.
Water is a resource that needs careful management to ensure it is used sustainably. In this data set, students analyse real research data about the sustainability of groundwater on Rottnest Island. These activities are suitable for students in Years 7 to 10.
- understand the concepts of groundwater and aquifers and the role of the water cycle
- use MS Excel to construct simple graphs (or draw graphs by hand)
- interpret and analyse graphs and other representations of data
- investigate the effects of a changing climate on groundwater resources
- distinguish between correlation and causation
The Food Materials Science project applies nuclear-based techniques to investigate fundamental and industrial problems of national significance in food science, including food processing and product development. ingredient selection, food, and health
In association with the IAEA, ANSTO supports nuclear security in Australia, the Asia-Pacific Region, and around the world, by providing international leadership in nuclear forensic science.
A selection of research highlights, instrument news and technical developments for scientists.
Publications by ANSTO's Centre for Accelerator Science.
The work of the group comprises Radioactivity Measurement Standards, Radioanalytical chemistry, Environmental Radioactivity Measurement Centre, Nuclear security science and Environmental monitoring.
Sharing ANSTO education expertise in nuclear with international secondary school teachers in IAEA training.
The ANSTO Innovation Series is a live and virtual meet-up that focuses on the key capacities of ANSTO’s people, partners and facilities and how they are meeting global challenges in sustainable industries, medicine, advanced manufacturing and in accelerating small business.
Over 250 students took part in ANSTO's annual Science and Engineering Challenge with an all-girl school taking top honours.
There is chemistry at work to help us enjoy the New Year's Eve celebration.