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Jean Susini, ESRF's new Director of Research for Life Sciences

ESRF Council appoints new Director of Research and welcomes Russia


ESRF Council has appointed Jean Susini as the new Director of Research for Life Sciences. Jean replaces Bauke Dijkstra, who has held the position since September 2012. The appointment, made during the 62nd Council Meeting comes into effect from...


December edition of ESRF News - out now


The latest version of ESRF News is out now and the focus of the quarterly publication this time is on industry. Inside the December edition, find out how industry is using the ESRF for oil recovery and catalysis work, plus discover news of...


The European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) has produced the first complete picture of a key flu virus machine

After 40 years, the first complete picture of a key flu virus machine is revealed


The European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) has produced the first complete picture of a key flu virus machine using data gathered at the European Synchrotron, the ESRF. The results, published in two papers in Nature (19 November 2014)...


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Snapshots (taken at frequency 10 ms) of the kinematic effect of hopping of PHA crystals.

Jumping crystals: the structural details of their impressive motility revealed by in situ X-ray powder diffraction


Certain crystals, when taken through a phase transition, are dramatically self-actuated and jump abruptly to release the internal strain, leaping to distances many times their own size. This rare phenomenon of “jumping crystals”, known as the...


Surface representation of the lacunar (red) and canalicular (green) for a region containing one osteocyte lacuna.

Bone tissue mass density is determined by the canalicular network morphology


Phase-contrast based X-ray imaging techniques at the nanoscale were used by a team of European researchers to gain new insight into mineral exchange at the interface between the bone-cell network and the surrounding mineralised matrix of human...


A crossed Ga2O3/SnO2 multiwire structure viewed with scanning electron microscopy and X-ray fluorescence nanoimaging.

Crossed Ga2O3/SnO2 multiwire architecture: a study of local structure with nanometre resolution


Crossed nanowire structures are the basis for the high-density integration of a variety of nanodevices. The intersections of the nanowires play a critical role in creating hybrid architectures, therefore a nanometre-scale investigation of the...


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