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Lucas Heights Atomic Reactor - Atomic energy experts believe that Australia is within 10 years of setting up its first power producing atomic reactors. With two experimental reactors in operation, Australia has already earned a rating by the international Atomic Energy Agency. Nerve centre of the campaign to harness the atom to industry is the Australian Atomic Energy Commission's Research Establishment at Lucas Heights. Scientists including migrants from Britain and several European countries are conducting experiments to determine the type of atomic power system most suitable to Australian conditions - Wilhelmus van Peer adjusts the electron beam of an electron probe micro analyser. Specially built for Lucas Heights project, the machine is the first of its type in Australia

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A12111, 1/1961/16/133
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