The Australian Synchrotron is a world-class research facility that uses accelerator technology to produce a powerful source of light – x-rays and infrared radiation.This light enables researchers to see the invisible structure and composition of materials from the macroscopic to the atomic.
The Australian Synchrotron assists industry to solve problems via access to world class technology. The facility’s experimental end-stations harness the unique light source we produce so that researchers can see the invisible structure and composition of materials from the macroscopic to the atomic - with a level of detail, speed and accuracy not possible in conventional laboratories. Clients can access our services directly or via an academic partner. Areas of interest to the mining sector are: Characterisation of filtration membranes Tracking/characterising toxic metal contamination in soil, water and sediments Characterising phases of ore feedstock Study of scale build-up in processing plants Characterisation of coal quality and ash residues Elemental take up in plants (novel prospecting techniques).
Products & Services:
- Characterising toxic metal contamination
- Characterisation of filtration membranes
- Characterisation of sensors for water purity
- Characterisation of air micro - particulates
- Rail wheel composition
- Rail weld failure