Beamtime applications open soon

Beamtime submissions for round 2012/1 (January-May 2012) open on 31 August 2011.
Users who applied for beamtime in round 2011/3 (September-December 2011) will be notified from mid-August.

Australian Synchrotron users and staff are compiling an impressive list of achievements and awards, including a prestigious international award for a new x-ray detector. 

Thank you to everyone who entered the June-July 2011 photo competition, submitting photos ranging from sunrise over the synchrotron, rainbows inside and outside the synchrotron and beamlines in action to a 'film noir' vision of the new user accommodation block. 

In July 2011, 220 researchers and students from around Australia and New Zealand took advantage of a great opportunity to learn more about using synchrotron and neutron techniques to help achieve their research goals. 

This month our short interview features Michael Tonroe, the Australian Synchrotron’s chief financial officer and company secretary.

I’m passionate about the Australian Synchrotron and it’s a real privilege to be able to contribute to its future success as part of such a fantastic team.

The winner of our inaugural photo competition is ...

Do you know someone who has the breadth and depth of synchrotron research experience to assess and rank merit proposals to use Australian Synchrotron beamlines?

The top 20 most-cited papers based on research undertaken at the Australian Synchrotron have been cited a total of 351 times in the scientific literature, according to the Scopus index as of 14 June 2011.

The Australian Synchrotron is “... structurally in excellent shape for continued operation and expansion”, according to Ted Baker, chair of the facility’s science advisory committee.