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The 262nd SPring-8 Seminar

Subject/Contents What’s Brilliant and BR-GHT at the Australian Synchrotron
Period from 15:00 to 16:00 Thu., Mar 23 , 2017
Venue Kamitsubo Hall
Format Lecture

Speaker : Prof. Michael James

Language : English

Affiliation : Australian Synchrotron

Title : What’s Brilliant and BR-GHT at the Australian Synchrotron

Abstract :
The 3 GeV Australian Synchrotron is one of Australia’s premier research facilities and, at about $300 million, represents one of the biggest single investments in scientific excellence in the nation’s history. Following its operation on behalf of the State of Victoria, the Australian Synchrotron is now owned and operated as part of the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO). While the majority of ANSTO’s operations are in Sydney, the Australian Synchrotron is located in the Melbourne suburb of Clayton and is staffed by ~140 scientists, engineers, technicians, and support staff.
Since commencing user operations in 2007 the Australian Synchrotron has become an integral part of the Australian and New Zealand research landscape. The facility has now supported over 35,000 user visits resulting in scientific research that has already had a significant and lasting impact. To date the facility has generated more than 3000 peer reviewed journal articles, with a sizable proportion appearing in leading journals such as Nature, Science, Cell, Advanced Materials, Physical Review Letters, and Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, USA. Research performed at the Australian Synchrotron has led to outstanding outcomes in: advanced materials and engineering; new classes of electronics; advances in agriculture and nutrition; earth and environmental sciences; life sciences and medical research; and new energy materials including systems for CO2 sequestration, battery technologies and hydrogen storage.
Access to the world-class facilities at the Australian Synchrotron creates an opportunity for research that can’t be done any other way. As a result some of the best in research from Australia, New Zealand and countries around the globe have been facilitated by access to Australian Synchrotron beamlines. This presentation will highlight the activities and capabilities of the current suite of operational beamlines.
Looking forward, the facility is poised to commence it next phase of growth with the development of eight new beamlines. This expansion of the Australian Synchrotron – called the “BR-GHT” program – will deliver a substantial set of new beamline capabilities to complement the existing excellent instrumentation at the facility.

Organaizer:National Institute for Materials Science(NIMS)Sakata Osami
e-mail: SAKATA.Osamiatnims.go.jp
PHS: 3932

Contact Address SPring-8 Seminar secretariat Ayumi Mimura / Shinobu Miyoshi Planning and Coordination Division/SPring-8/Japan Synchrotron Radiation Research Institute (JASRI)
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