A high-tech Melbourne facility which has received $15 million (£11.94 million) in Government funding is helping boost research on the other side of the Tasman, says Science and Innovation Minister Paul Goldsmith, who visited the site today.
The Australian Synchrotron works as a gigantic microscope that can be used to study everything from advanced materials and biomedics to food technology and art forensics.
Electrons are first generated inside an “electron gun” then fired with the power of 90,000 volts into a machine called a Linear Accelerator, where they’re whizzed up to nearly the speed of light.
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