The Australian Synchrotron’s increasing involvement with industry and individual businesses is a crucial part of our mission to catalyse scientific research and innovation for community benefit in Australia and New Zealand.

“Fears about dangers of nanoparticles in sunscreen may be unfounded, with research showing they are unlikely to harm beachgoers.”

Congratulations to Professor Rob Lamb, the founding director of the Australian Synchrotron. Professor Lamb, from the University of Melbourne, has been appointed Director of the Canadian Light Source and will take up his new position in August 2014.

We all know what crystals are, but what is crystallography? And why is 2014 the international year of crystallography?

The Australian Synchrotron is proud to be hosting two significant international conference events in October 2014, MEDSI and XRM.

In May 2014, the Australian Synchrotron will host a bilateral Italian-Australian Scientific Workshop and School on biological and nanoscale applications of photons and neutrons.

Copper is an essential trace metal, but too much can be toxic. Australian researchers are diving down to the molecular level to investigate how copper finds its way into the cells of living organisms.

In January 2014, a scientific paper by synchrotron employee Dr Helen Brand was judged “equal-best paper by an early career researcher” in CSIRO Process Science and Engineering.

A young university student who specialises in computational and theoretical chemistry – the field that attracted the 2013 Nobel Prize in Chemistry – will travel to Italy with support from the Australian Synchrotron.

Zinc is “nature’s anti-microbial”, but how does it actually work? Adelaide researchers used the Australian Synchrotron to find out…