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ANSTO Mixed Reality App

Problem: "Science is boring"

Solution: Periodic Table Poster transformed in interactive AR

To celebrate 150 years of the periodic table, ANSTO wanted to create an AR experience that leverages the redesign of their periodic table.

Mixed reality content captures high school students attention

Interactive VR takes the user inside a nuclear reactor & inside an atom

AR brings the poster to life via 3D animations

Presented Australia-wide in schools, museums, careers days & Science Week

Featured in "Beauty of Science" Apple app store

The ANSTO XR app is downloadable on iOS and Android.

Periodic Table of Elements (AR)

  • Released for the start of National Science Week.
  • Allows students to explore the elements that ANSTO work with on a daily basis in a fun and exciting way.
  • With the latest AR technology users can use the ANSTO periodic table as a marker which will then come to life with 3D elements popping out of the screen.
  • By clicking on an element, users get to see the protons and neutrons spinning around the nucleus as if it were actually there.
  • Creates a more in-depth learning experience for both student and teacher.

Inside Opal (VR)

  • A marketing and communication initiative to make the public aware of all the incredible work that's undertaken at ANSTO.
  • A virtual immersive experience that is available on the Oculus Go headset, showcased for events and activations across Australia.
  • An educational experience for schools and public places that aims to enlighten users to the advancements that have been made in Nuclear Technology at Australia's only multi-purpose reactor.      


  • Unrestricted access to the OPAL (Open Pool Australian Lightwater) reactor takes the user on 3 possible journeys of the neutron. With never before seen footage of the reactor floor, as well as a guided tour of some of its key features.
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