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ARPS 2022 Photo competition Winners

irst place

was Phil Allanson's photo named Particle Trails (see left):

In this image, I have depicted the visual flourish of particles in an apparatus called a bubble chamber. A magnetic field (personified by the levitating human) throughout the liquid in the chamber causes particle paths to bend. Particles with opposite charges produce paths that curve in opposite directions. In this representation, negatively charged particle trails curl left and positively charged particle trails curl right.


was Riaz Akbers photo named "Christmas Island (see right)

Christmas Island (Indian Ocean) soils are rich in phosphate which is associated with ‘guano’ (i.e. accumulated poops of sea birds). As phosphates also host uranium, Christmas Island soil is more radioactive than Australian mainland soils. The island has a large population of land crabs. In this picture a Robber Crab (Birgus latro) is stealing a radon monitoring charcoal cup.

Third place
was tied between Ross Kleinschmidt's photo named "Storm twilight, Mary Kathleen uranium mine" and Matthew Wiggins photo named "Uranium Glass".

35 photo(s) Updated on: 23 Mar 2022
  • Removing the small activity Ba-133 source from a 2 tonne device for disposal made a lot of sense when you consider: weight and volume efficiencies; metal recycling factors; financial implications.
  • The wonderful nature of photons - Reflection vs Transmission!
  • Sadia Akber - Field surveys are fun. Including those carried out to establish terrestrial background readings with different monitoring equipment held over very low natural radioactivity surfaces.
  • Sadia Akber - Surveying the land to ensure radiation safety. In this case a site with past sand blasting history.
  • Ross Kleinschmidt - Storm twilight, Mary Kathleen uranium mine.
  • John MacLeod - They thought this was the best way to store TBq quantities of H3...
  • Jim Hondros - ICRP/ARPS 2019 Conference “Mars, Mining and Medical”
  • Jim Hondros - First principles whole body counter – Bulgaria
  • Jim Hondros - Installing Environmental Radiation Monitoring Locations (ERML’s)
  • James De Corrado - Relaxing with the news - Our senior scientists used many objects to wrap radioactive sources, including this 1954 Daily Telegraph newspaper that held a vial containing radium-226.
  • Michelle Thomas -Matt staying positive around a broken neutron detector.
  • Tony Hooker - Mc Master University CANDU research reactor core. This reactor is an open-pool type Materials Test Reactor (MTR)
  • Riaz Akber - Uranium exploration in the Northern Territory began in the 1940’s and early uranium mining occurred during 1950-60. Remnants of some of those old mines exist in the Kakadu National Park.
  • Riaz Akber - Heavy mineral sand deposition in the coastal systems is a rework of waves, tides and sometimes wind.
  • Riaz Akber - Christmas Island (Indian Ocean) soils are rich in phosphate which is associated with ‘guano’ (i.e. accumulated poops of sea birds). Phosphates also host uranium.
  • Tony Hooker - Hanford Electrical panel Reactor B. “Don’t bump the panel!”
  • Tony Hooker - Worlds first large-scale reactor. Reactor B at the Hanford site used for the Manhattan Project. Key to the US nuclear weapons program.
  • Bridget McCarron - One of my favourite applications of the EM spectrum
  • Matthew Wiggins - Uranium Glass under UV light
  • Matthew Wiggins - Wild encounters in the long grass while doing radiation assessment surveys.
  • Paula Veevers - Hard day in the office - radiation protection duties around a nuclear powered submarine as it comes into port so that the sailors can have a well earned break.
  • Paula Veevers - Nuclear powered aircraft carrier - safety measures activated.
  • Paula Veevers - Getting into the guts of things
  • In this image, I have depicted the visual flourish of particles in an apparatus called a bubble chamber. A magnetic field (personified by the levitating human)
  • Hawking radiation describes hypothetical particles formed by a black hole's boundary. This radiation implies black holes have temperatures that are inversely proportional to their mass.
  • Gamma Tech - Warning – Radiation produced when energised (radiation safety in an Australian dental practice)
  • Gamma Tech - "Honey, have you seen my keys?"
  • Gamma Tech - Happy rays, happy days! – Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) Compliance Testing
  • Phil Allanson - It is a single photo and the light was painted live in this exposure using a fiber optic brush connected to a small torch.
  • Pushpendra Chauhan - Legacy Site – Stockpile of black mineral sand
  • Pushpendra Chauhan - Measurement at the centre of 5 m Diameter Environmental Calibration Pad using High Pressure Ionisation chamber – Sun Safe
  • Cameron Jeffries - Radon vent fan - "I think you’re right Riaz, we probably can’t do a 100% air sample…"
  • Jonathon Thwaites - Pin hole camera image on medical radiographic film in 2001 in Medical Physics at the Bristol General Hospital, Bristol UK.
  • Victor Leach - ARL Radon Monitoring Nabarlek 1979
  • Victor Leach - ARL Radiation Monitorung team and Tower Yeelirre WA 1983

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