Discovery Projects - Grant ID: DP140102854 [ 2014 - 2016 ]

Research Grant

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Researchers Prof Stephen Buckman; Prof Michael Brunger; A/Prof Ronald White; Prof Gustavo Garcia; Prof Dr Zoran Petrovic;

Brief description This proposal will provide unique experimental and theoretical information on how positrons, the electron antiparticles, interact with matter, in particular with biologically important molecules. This data will be used in a unique set of modelling approaches which will provide, for the first time, an insight into how positrons are transported through gases, liquids and ultimately, soft matter. It will thus have important ramifications for diagnostic tools such as Positron Emission Tomography. The fundamental research will also shed light on one of the key 'mysteries' of life - why the biological building blocks of life possess a definite " handedness", or chirality.

Funding Amount 484998

Funding Scheme Discovery Projects

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