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Professor John R. Helliwell on the EPN Campus, February 2015. Photo copyright ILL/S. Claisse.

The Max Perutz Prize awarded to Professor John R. Helliwell

11-05-2015

The Max Perutz Prize of the European Crystallographic Association has been awarded to Professor John R. Helliwell, Emeritus Professor of Chemistry, University of Manchester for “his long, generous and fruitful dedication to developing all aspects...

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Michael Krisch (left) accepting his appointment as Head of the Instrumentation Services and Development Division, with Luis Sánchez Ortiz, Director of Administration.

New Head for the Instrumentation Services and Development Division

07-05-2015

ESRF Management has appointed Michael Krisch as the new Head of the Instrumentation Services and Development Division. Michael replaces Jean Susini, who recently joined Harald Reichert as Director of Research. The appointment comes into effect...

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Thermal imaging of a Li-ion battery undergoing thermal runaway failure during a thermal abuse test. Credit: Donal Finegan, UCL.

Tracking exploding Lithium-ion batteries in real-time

28-04-2015

What happens when lithium-ion batteries overheat and explode has been tracked inside and out for the first time by a UCL-led team using sophisticated 3D imaging.

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An active Ru-Pd bimetallic particle for the selective conversion of levulinic acid to γ-valerolactone.

Better together: a novel bimetallic catalyst for the efficient processing of biomass

21-05-2015

Chemists from Utrecht University in the Netherlands, together with researchers at University College London (UK) and Lehigh University (USA), have managed to develop a novel bimetal alloy catalyst which is both faster and more efficient when...

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Sketch of a diamond anvil cell and microscope image of the sample studied.

New iron hydrides synthesised under pressure

12-05-2015

Many calculations have predicted exceptional properties of hydrides at high pressure, namely a high hydrogen storage capacity and a possible conventional high Tc superconductivity. Yet, these properties remain to be tested. Scientists working...

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Illustration of the interface between a silicon wafer and a self-assembled octadecyltrichlorosilane monolayer.

What is between the amorphous native oxide layer and the underlying crystalline silicon?

30-04-2015

Silicon surfaces are passivated by a silicon oxide layer. X-ray reflectivity measurements at the ESRF show that the junction between the silicon oxide and crystalline silicon layers has a low density region, for which the reflectivity measurements...

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