ACNS Sample Environment Equipment Handbook

The Australian Centre for Neutron Scattering (ACNS) at ANSTO has developed a comprehensive resource in their Sample Environment Handbook.

This manual is designed to give you information about their sample environment equipment to help you choose the best fit for the parameters you want to achieve.

ACNS offers a large range of equipment across multiple neutron beam instruments, which can make choosing difficult, as there are a number of sample environment options to achieve similar parameters on each neutron beam instrument.

The handbook is available at:

Australian AONSA Prize Winners

A lot of our ANBUG members might not be aware that we are a member of the Asia-Oceania Neutron Scattering Association (AONSA). Please check out their website ( if you’d like to learn more!

This year, three ANBUG members, Dr Teng Lu, Dr. Rezwanul Haque and Prof. Rob Robinson, were awarded AONSA prizes!

Dr Teng Lu, from ANU, was awarded a 2021 AONSA Young Research Fellowship. The title of his fellowship is “The order-disorder feature and lattice dynamics in silver niobate-based materials” and will be hosted by the J-PARC proton accelerator facility in Japan.

Dr. Rezwanul Haque, from the University of the Sunshine Coat, was also awarded a 2021 AONSA Young Research Fellowship. The title of his fellowship is “Exploring the mechanical properties of Pb-free SAC-305 solder with Bi additions” and will be hosted by the China Spallation Neutron Source (CSNS).

Prof Rob Robinson was awarded the 2021 AONSA prize “For his outstanding achievements in understanding magnetism of actinide and heavy-fermion materials using neutron scattering, seminal contributions in building the world-leading neutron facility in Australia, and continuous dedication for the promotion of neutron science in the Asia-Oceania region

ANBUG congratulates Teng, Rezwanul and Rob for their AONSA awards!

Eureka Prize Win to ANBUG Committee Member

ANBUG (albeit a little late!) wishes to congratulate its past secretary, Dr. Andrew Clulow, and his colleagues at Monash University for being awarded the 2020 Australian Museum Eureka Prize for Innovative Use of Technology.

This award acknowledged their innovative new synchrotron-based methods to study the interaction of milk and milk-like systems with drugs.

The team members, based in the Drug Delivery Disposition and Dynamics theme at the Monash Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences (MIPS), are Professor Boyd, Dr Malinda Salim, Dr Andrew Clulow and Ms Gisela Ramirez. Dr Adrian Hawley from the Australian Synchrotron is also an integral part of the team, providing the critical link to this major infrastructure that has been crucial to the advances made during the project.

Congratulations to Andy and all involved!