The Nuclear Reaction Dynamics group has developed expertise in the design and development of unique, efficient particle detection systems. These are used in fundamental research into the important processes of nuclear fusion, where two nuclei merge into one, and nuclear fission, where one nucleus splits into two.
The AMS group at ANU is small but dynamic, and utilises the relatively high-energies (in AMS terms) capable with the ANU 14UD pelletron accelerator to analyse a large number of isotopes at very high sensitivity.
The positron research group studies the interactions of antimatter(positrons) with matter in a range of different contexts. Current research is in basic quantum physics and the applications of positrons in medical physics, in particular Positron Emission Tomography. We engage in a wide range of collaborations within Australia and across the world.
The Space Plasma Power and Propulsion (SP3) research group is at the forefront of research, development and testing of propulsion systems for spacecraft. Our expertise in plasma physics, electronics and RF power systems has led to new plasma thrusters and ion beam systems for surface processing and analysis.