The Australian Synchrotron is one of Australia’s newest and brightest major national research facilities.
Synchrotron science enables users to study the structure and properties of materials at unprecedented levels of detail. Synchrotron technologies surpass conventional methods and help drive innovation across many areas of pure and applied research and industrial development.
Since officially opening its doors in July 2007, the Australian Synchrotron has hosted thousands of visitors, scientific and otherwise. These have included around 2,000 individual users from research groups using the synchrotron’s state-of-the-art beamlines to further their research objectives, and hundreds more potential users we hope to see using the facility soon.
Enhanced access to synchrotron technologies is helping Australian scientific and industrial researchers to achieve and retain positions at the forefront of their fields, boosting Australia’s reputation in world scientific circles, enabling a stronger national contribution to the international development of advanced research capabilities and techniques, and attracting experts from around the globe to live and work in Australia.