24 - 25 July, 2018 | PARKROYAL Darling Harbour, Sydney, NSW

Dr Michael James


Senior Principal Scientist
Australian Synchrotron


11:00 AM What’s Brilliant and BRIGHT at the Australian Synchrotron


The 3 GeV Australian Synchrotron is an electron
accelerator that generates relativistic packets of
electrons to produce brilliant beams of infrared and
X-ray light for use in a vast array of scientific research.
The Australian Synchrotron is one of Australia’s premier
research facilities and 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).
The Australian Synchrotron has become an integral
part of the Australian and New Zealand research
landscape. The facility has now supported over 42,000
user visits to its 10 operational beamlines, resulting in
scientific research that has already had a significant
and lasting impact. The facility generates more than
500 peer reviewed journal articles annually, with 20%
appearing in the world’s leading journals. Moving to
Commonwealth operation has enabled the substantial
refurbishment of our existing suite of beamlines and
accelerator systems. In this presentation:
 How refurbishment facilitated the development
of high-throughput measurements and associated
computing and data analysis workflows; leading
to increased capacity, new capabilities, improved
sensitivity, and new approaches to learning and
scientific collaboration
 Some of the major, recent development projects
at the Australian Synchrotron; detailing the
capabilities and activities of several of the current
suite of operational beamlines
 Looking forward to the expansion of the Australian
Synchrotron, called the “BRIGHT” program
which will include the development of eight new
beamlines and will deliver a substantial set of new
beamline capabilities to complement the existing


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