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Undergraduates on the programme kitted out ready for the lab.

First joint ESRF-ILL international student summer programme in full swing


The first ever international student summer programme being jointly hosted by the European Synchrotron (the ESRF) and the Institut Laue-Langevin (ILL) is in full swing. 18 students from countries all over Europe are at the European Photon and...


The latest edition of ESRF News focuses on the ESRF upgrade - a link to the publication is available at the bottom of this article.

The ESRF launches the second phase of its Upgrade Programme


The ESRF Council has expressed unanimous support for the implementation of the second phase of the ESRF Upgrade Programme and approved the related Technical Design Report. Over the next six years, the ESRF plans to bring into operation a new...


From left to right: Gabriele Fioni - Head of the french delegation to the ESRF Council, Francesco Sette - Director General of the ESRF, Mr Veniamin Kaganov - Deputy Minister of Education and Science of the Russian Federation, Mr Bertrand Girard - Chair of the ESRF Council. CREDIT: Ludovic Fortoul/ESRF

Russia becomes Member State of the ESRF


The Russian Federation has sealed its membership to the European Synchrotron, the ESRF today (23 June 2014). A delegation from Russia took part in a ceremony at the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility to officially mark the accession of...


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SEM micrograph of a typical chip used for experiments on the Bi-2212 microcrystals.

Oxygen doping level tuning in the Bi-2212 superconductor by X-ray nano-beam irradiation


Hard X-rays could be used as a novel direct-writing, photoresist-free lithographic process with potential nanometric resolution and 3D capability, thus overcoming the current limitations in the fabrication of miniaturised devices. A team of...


Static structure factor and relative arrangement of clay platelets for the two observed glasses.

Spontaneous glass-glass transition in soft matter


Soft matter systems offer the possibility to study new phase and/or state transitions as they are characterised by unconventional phase diagrams encompassing fluid, gel and glassy states. Researchers from the Italian CNR, in collaboration with...


Crystal structure of the ternary complex between PI4KIIIβ, Rab11a and FIP3-RBD (Rab-binding domain).

Structure of membrane lipid modifying protein provides starting point for development of drugs to fight RNA viruses and malaria


The crystal structure of the tertiary complex of a phosphatidylinositol 4-kinase with a small guanosine triphosphatase and its effector provides insight into processes that require the remodelling and expansion of phosphatidylinositol 4-phosphate...


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