Current Issue: June 2018, No. 79

Focus on Instrumentation

In June, the ESRF News magazine focuses on instrumentation. From being the first synchrotron worldwide to fully exploit insertion devices in the storage ring, the ESRF's policy to continuously develop and push evolve has led to a unique range of instrumentation in many fields, and over a 30-year time-span. The issue also explores the four pillars of instrumentation on which the EBS will rest:  Optics, detectors, control and mechatronics, and software.  Also in this issue, the ESRF takes a look at colour, with a step back in time to pay homage to the man who brought us full-colour photos, Louis Ducos du Hauron, and ahead in time to the scientists who have tested a synthetic material that mimics the characteristics of chameleon skin, opening vast possibilities for medical implants. 

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Every edition is devoted to a special topic and you'll also find lots of regular features to keep you up to speed with ongoing developments.

You'll find Users' Corner for all the latest from inside the beamlines, news of the cutting edge research being carried out at the ESRF, hear from the scientists who use the ESRF and see some of the spectacular images science produces.

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ESRFnews Archive

March 2018, No. 78

ESRFNews December 2017
December 2017, No. 77

ESRFnews July 2017
July 2017, No. 76
March 2017, No. 75
December 2016, No. 74
July 2016, No. 73
March 2016, No. 72
ESRFnews December 2015
December 2015, No. 71
ESRFnews July 2015
July 2015, No. 70
Newsletter 69, March 2015
March 2015, No. 69
Newsletter 68, December 2014
December 2014, No. 68
Newsletter 67, July 2014
July 2014, No. 67
March 2014, No. 66
December 2013, No. 65
July 2013, No. 64
March 2013, No. 63
December 2012, No. 62
July 2012, No. 61
March 2012, No. 60
October 2011, No. 59
June 2011, No. 58
March 2011, No. 57
December 2010, No. 56
September 2010, No. 55
June 2010, No. 54
March 2010, No. 53
December 2009, No. 52
September 2009, No. 51
June 2009, No. 50
March 2009, No. 49
December 2008, No. 48

ESRF Newsletter


ESRFnews is published by Institute of Physics Publishing on behalf of the ESRF.

Editor: Jon Cartwright