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Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences awards extreme-conditions users

26-09-2016

Leonid Dubrovinsky and Natalia Dubrovinskaia, long-standing high-pressure users of the ESRF, have been awarded the Gregori Aminoff Prize, given by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.

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Algal bloom off the coast of Denmark.

#weekendusers How do iron minerals behave in marine ecosystems altered by humans?

23-09-2016

Every day, human activity affects marine ecosystems by discharging waters from urban and agricultural areas. Dutch users investigate what role iron minerals play in the health of these ecosystems, using the X-rays of the Dutch-Belgian beamline...

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Tracking down the origin of mercury contamination in human hair

22-09-2016

Mercury is a potent neurotoxin present in our daily lives and our body can accumulate it over the years. Food consumption, such as fish and rice, is the most common source of mercury exposure. Mercury can be found in dental amalgams, compact...

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Students and organisers of the Summer Programme. Credit: ILL/S. Claisse.

A Passion for Science

20-09-2016

The ESRF/ILL International Student Summer Programme is helping students to take one step nearer to their dreams. Viktor Radermacher has blisters on his hands but a huge smile on his face. The blisters are from carrying the 8kg case containing...

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Combining operando X-ray techniques to study lithium ion batteries

13-09-2016

Operando X-ray tomographic microscopy (SRXTM) and scanning X-ray diffraction (SXRD) have been combined for the first time to study dynamic processes in a lithium ion battery. This combination of techniques allowed the lithiation processes to...

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Self-assembled 2D array of nanocrystals

Watching the birth of a nanocrystal superlattice

05-09-2016

Two-dimensional systems have recently emerged as very promising candidates for future electronic devices. An ordered 2D array of nanocrystals can be created by letting nanocrystals self-assemble and connect at a liquid surface. This new structure...

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X-ray colour provides direct 3D information in crystallographic texture measurements

25-08-2016

Preferred crystal orientation (crystallographic texture) is a common phenomenon in many complex micro- and nanocrystalline materials of biological and synthetic origin. Conventionally, texture determination by XRD involves sample 2D diffraction...

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The structure of SnoK, one of the key enzymes in the biosynthesis of nogalamycin, a potential anti-cancer drug.

Structural basis of an unusual carbocyclisation in nogalamycin biosynthesis

16-08-2016

The final steps in the biosynthesis of nogalamycin involve two atypical reactions, an epimerisation and a chemically challenging C–C-bond formation, which so far have been poorly understood. We show that these reactions are catalysed by two...

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