In AMS, researchers direct a beam of cesium ions at a sample.
Clinical trials suggest that in people whose DNA shows large amounts of binding, chemotherapy may turn out to be a good option.
Other patients may be better off undergoing other treatments.
To do this, the group uses a number of dedicated chemistry laboratories for processing samples for AMS analysis.
Chemical methods are used to isolate and purify very small amounts of the element of interest (e.g.
The group provides analysis and performs research for a range of scientific studies related to the environment, archaeology, heritage, biology and nuclear safeguards particularly with Australian universities.