VP2012WilliamGee035_web.jpgAustralian and overseas researchers who use the Australian Synchrotron’s specialist experimental capabilities have collectively published a grand total of 1000 papers. That’s a major milestone in anyone’s language and a great achievement for a facility that is only six years old.

The 1000th paper describes new work by Dr William Gee and Professor Stuart Batten from Monash University, who are exploring a new class of materials with potential applications in molecular sensing, carbon dioxide capture, and hydrogen-fuelled transportation. The researchers varied their processing conditions to transform the same components into a series of different compounds with diverse structures, and used synchrotron x-ray crystallography at the Australian Synchrotron to determine the crystal structures of their new compounds.

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