4th ANSTO SAS Workshop

The small angle scattering (SAS) teams from the Australian Synchrotron (AS) and the Australian Centre for Neutron Scattering (ACNS) are pleased to announce their 4th SAS Workshop which will run from 17th to the 19th April at the Australian Synchrotron, Clayton.  The workshop will be limited to 20 on-site participants, with hybrid sessions offered for those who do not attend in person. Expressions of interest are now open, with applications closing on the 26th February 2024.

2023 ANBUG Awards

The 2023 ANBUG Awards were announced on the 28th November 2023 at the ANSTO User Meeting held in Hurstville. Congratulations to the awardees:

Career Award: Prof. Garry McIntrye from ANSTO (retired) was recognised for sustained contributions to condensed-matter physics throughout his career using neutron scattering techniques.

Neutron Award: A/Prof. Stuart Prescott from the University of New South Wales was recognised for his outstanding research in neutron science and leadership promoting the Australian neutron scattering community.

Young Scientist Award: Dr. Lu (Daniel) Jiang from Deakin University was recognised for his outstanding research utilising neutron scattering within 10 years of PhD conferral.

Technical Award: Dr. Frank Darmann from ANSTO was recognised for outstanding service contributing to technical aspects of neutron scattering.

Outstanding PhD Prize: Dr. Zhijun (Helen) Qiu from the University of Wollongong was recognised for her outstanding PhD thesis using neutron scattering techniques.

ANBUG-ANSTO Lecture Series on Neutron Imaging

ANBUG continues to collaborate with ACNS, ANSTO, to deliver high-quality online lectures on neutron technologies, covering a broad range of research areas. We are pleased to invite Dr. Joseph Bevitt from ACNS to give a lecture on the neutron imaging technique, including the facility, Dingo, at the ACNS and its major applications. The lecture will be on November 9th from 11:00 to 12:00AEDT. Everyone interested in this field is welcome.

2023 ANSTO User Meeting

ANSTO is pleased to be hosting the ANSTO User Meeting – AUM2023 in person at the Southern Sydney Event Centre in Hurstville from 27th – 29th November . The meeting will provide a unique opportunity for researchers who have accessed ANSTO’s research infrastructure and capabilities in the last year to showcase their research and outcomes.  It is also an opportunity for prospective users to hear about the unique capabilities of ANSTO’s research infrastructure, which comprises a suite of neutron beam instruments in Sydney and synchrotron beamlines in Melbourne as well as a range of other capabilities for scientific investigations including deuterated products, radiation measurements, use of natural and radioactive isotopes, radiochemistry, materials characterisation, accelerator mass spectrometry and ion beam analysis amongst others.

The call for abstracts is now open.

2023 ANBUG Awards

Nominations are now open for the 2023 ANBUG Awards. ANBUG recognises the achievements of our members annually in the following areas: Career award, Neutron Award, Young Scientist Award, Technical Award and Outstanding PhD Prize.

Please refer to the nomination form and forward completed applications to the ANBUG Secretary (secretary@anbug.net) by 5pm 20th October 2023

ANBUG-ANSTO Lecture Series on Inelastic Neutron Scattering

The second lecture of the ANBUG-ANSTO lecture series on INS will be held on April 21st from 11:00 to 12:30 AEST. The lecture will focus on Time-of-flight neutron spectrometry and triple-axis neutron spectrometry.

Visit our YouTube channel to get more information:

PELICAN –a Time of Flight Cold Neutron Spectrometer – Operation and Scientific Highlights – YouTube

Introduction to neutron scattering experiments with triple axis spectrometers – YouTube

ANBUG Town Hall Events 2023: ANBUG-ANSTO Lecture Series on Inelastic Neutron Scattering

In this year, ANBUG Town Hall Events will first hold a series of lectures on inelastic neutron scattering, which contains 4-5 lectures, covering the principles, instrument techniques, data processing, as well as theoretical calculations. Everyone who is interested in this field is welcome to join the lectures.

The first lecture will be held on Tuesday, 4th April at 11 am. Dr Kirrily Rule from ACNS will give a talk entitled ‘Neutron scattering for dynamic investigations – an overview of inelastic neutron scattering capabilities at ANSTO’.

Visit our YouTube channel to get more information: Introduction to Inelastic Neutron Scattering at ANSTO – YouTube