Achievements in 2013
In 2013, MASSIVE made significant advancements, including growing our user community and improving usability, to become a valuable tool for Australia’s researchers.
MASSIVE Research Stories: Modelling Novel Alloys
Researchers from the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) Nuclear Materials Modelling and Characterisation program are using MASSIVE to simulate the fundamental structure-property relationships of nuclear materials.
Dr. Simon Middleburgh and his group examines materials before, during and after radiation damage processes using a range of experimental and atomistic modelling techniques. These simulations provide information to support development of new materials that could be used in advanced energy applications such as advanced fission and fusion systems as well as specialist materials for the high technology sector.
The group’s work contributes to global research into radiation damage effects, whilst also improving the design of materials for use within nuclear environments, such as reactor pressure vessels, additives to fuel and waste-forms.
MASSIVE Research Stories: Neuroimaging
To study diseases of the brain, scientists commonly turn to Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), a non-invasive scanning method, allowing researchers to undertake large studies or multiple scans with no negative effects. Researchers are able to scan a large population to ensure a strong statistical analysis, and patients can be scanned multiple times to capture change across a human timescale.
Large MRI studies require vast amounts of processing to analyse all of the data collected and to unlock the knowledge within. The Multi-modal Australian ScienceS Imaging and Visualisation Environment (MASSIVE), is helping neuroscientists to tackle this processing problem by providing tailored environments for high throughput neuroanalysis. MASSIVE currently supports over 25 Australian neuroscience research projects that include scientists who are making significant Australian-led advances in neuroscience.
MASSIVE Annual Report for 2013
The MASSIVE Annual Report 2013 has just been published and describes the work we've undertaken and the successes we achieved in the last 12 months. Download it here to learn more about the range or services and capabilities we've developed, including our instrument integration program and the Characterisation Virtual Laboratory.