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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!

07-11-2014

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....

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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

23-10-2014

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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Visitors to the ESRF making their way to the start of their tour. Credit: C. Jarnias/ESRF.

ESRF welcomes hundreds for Fête de la Science open day

20-10-2014

Hundreds of people visited the European Synchrotron, the ESRF, over the weekend as part of Fête de la Science. The facility, along with the Institute Laue-Langevin, which is on the same site in Grenoble, opened its doors to members of the public...

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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

07-11-2014

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...

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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

27-10-2014

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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140 ps snapshot of a fuse rupturing.

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

10-10-2014

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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