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Mikhail Kovalchuk, Director of the NRC-KI, with Francesco Sette, ESRF Director General (right).

Francesco Sette (ESRF-DG) awarded Doctor Honoris Causa by the National Research Centre Kurchatov Institute

07-07-2015

During the common Russia-ESRF scientific meeting held at the National Research Centre Kurchatov Institute (NRC-KI) in Moscow, Francesco Sette was awarded Doctor Honoris Causa by Professor Mikhail Kovalchuk, Director of the NRC-KI, for his contributio...

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Henri Matisse, The Joy of Life, 1905-06. Credit: The Barnes Foundation

X-rays reveal why Matisse's yellow loses its shine

03-07-2015

For more than a decade museum scientists have puzzled over the deterioration of a bright yellow pigment used in the paintings of impressionist, post-impressionist and early modernist painters including Matisse and Van Gogh. A new study using...

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The first team of users on ID30B. They are studying crystals of the protein CSB, a key element in repairing UV damaged DNA. Credit: ESRF/Argoud

First Users on ESRF ID30B

26-06-2015

Beamline ID30B/MAD welcomed its first users this week with a group of scientists from Leiden University in the Netherlands.

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Complex modulated magnetism in PrPtAl at the interface between ferromagnetism and paramagnetism suggests a new route for creating complex magnetic order. The image shows the magnetic structure deduced from the diffraction map in the bottom plane (and other measurements) over the temperature range indicated.

Complex modulated magnetism in PrPtAl

25-06-2015

The discovery and characterisation of complex modulated magnetism in PrPtAl at the interface between ferromagnetism and paramagnetism suggests a new route for creating complex magnetic order.

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X-ray phase contrast microtomography of the lumbar-sacral region of the spinal cord (size: 1.2 mm)

Imaging the micro-vascular network and the neuronal system in a spinal cord

18-06-2015

The repair capacity of an injured spinal cord relies on the interplay between the vascular network and the neuronal system. Our knowledge of how these two intricate systems overlap at the submicrometric level has been limited by the imaging...

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Electrons originating from the de-excitation of surface plasmons on Au nanoparticles are injected into TiO2 and remain trapped on surface Ti distorted sites. The effect of the extra-charge is detected in RIXS that is able to separated Ti d- and p-orbitals.

RIXS reveals where TiO2 nanoparticles store electrons after plasmon-induced electron transfer from Au

03-06-2015

The photo-catalytic performance of TiO2 nanoparticles can be improved by attaching metal particles that have strong absorption bands in the visible region of the light spectrum. An optically excited surface plasmon in Au metal particles may...

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