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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 revealled


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)...


Inauguration of three new experimental stations, ID02, ID30A, ID32. Pictured here staff and members of the ESRF Science Advisory Committee cut the ribbon at ID30A.

Size matters – bigger and better instruments unveiled at the ESRF, including a world first!


The world’s first fully automated beamline for academic users and an instrument that weighs three tons but can be rotated a hundred degrees with a push from a single finger have been unveiled as part of the European Synchrotron’s Phase I Upgrade....


A 3D reconstruction of a representative segment of the prismatic layer. Credit: I. Zlotnikov

The shell of Giant Mediterranean fan mussel provides new insights into biomineralisation


Scientists have followed the growth process of a giant Mediterranean fan mussel by creating a 3D reconstruction of part of its shell, using X-rays at the European Synchrotron, the ESRF. The study of the mollusk has revealed fundamental detail...


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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...


140 ps snapshot of a fuse rupturing.

Ultra-fast processes imaged with picosecond hard X-ray flashes


Ultra-fast processes such as shock waves or crack propagation in solid matter can now be studied by direct space imaging thanks to single-bunch imaging techniques. The flash of X-ray light from a single bunch of electrons in the storage ring...


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