X-ray tomography and applications group

Department of Materials Physics

New Parents' room an oasis for Mums and Dads.

There is a new oasis for parents in the Research School of Physics – a room stocked with supplies and toys, where they can breastfeed quietly, or play noisily with their little ones, without fear of disturbing colleagues. The parents’ room...

Perplexing fish-like fossil finally classified

For the first time since its discovery 130 years ago, one of the most mysterious fossil vertebrates has finally been classified, increasing our possible understanding of the first animals to crawl on Earth. "This strange animal has baffled scientists...

Study could lead to safer and cheaper 3D medical imaging

A new study led by The Australian National University (ANU) has discovered a promising way to significantly lower doses of X-rays that has the potential to revolutionise 3D medical imaging and make screening for early signs of disease much cheaper and safer. The...

$5M CTLab upgrade to help with carbon storage research

An X-ray microscopy laboratory at The Australian National University (ANU) was officially opened on Monday following a $5 million upgrade to help store carbon dioxide underground. Minister for Education and Training Simon Birmingham said the CTLab at ANU would...

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