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A representation of the fish Rhacolepis buccalis. Credits: D. Silva and F. Tadeu

Getting to the heart of fossils

29-04-2016

Scientists have discovered, for the first time, a fossilised heart in a 119 million-year-old fish from Brazil called Rhacolepis. This has been possible thanks to the powerful X-rays of the ESRF, the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility, Grenoble,...

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Topping-up the electrons: a constant beam for users

28-04-2016

Top-up filling burst in to operation for the first time this week, providing users with better stability, low vertical emittance in all filling modes and a nearly constant beam current.

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Around 80 students from across the globe participate in the programme. Credit: Grenoble INP - Alexis Chézières.

HERCULES: training the large-instrument scientists of the future

22-04-2016

ID01, Tuesday morning. Five young scientists scrutinize the screens in front of them while Marie Ingrid Richard, researcher on the beamline, shows them how to aim the X-ray beam onto a silicon-germanium wafer to map its strain and structure....

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Winners of Physics Olympiads visit ESRF

15-04-2016

On 21st April 2016, the ESRF welcomed the winners of the 2nd prize in the French national physics Olympiads competition. They are a team of six high school students from the Lycée Viette in Montbéliard (north-east from Grenoble), who won the...

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Crystal structure of Fe4O5 at low temperature showing dimeric and trimeric ordering.

New type of charge-ordering transition in the novel iron oxide Fe4O5

28-04-2016

Synthesis of new classes of compounds can lead to discoveries of novel physical phenomena as well as innovative applications. Fe4O5 is the first member of a very recently discovered family of iron oxides that can be synthesised only under high-pressu...

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Combination of ptychography and scanning X-ray nanodiffraction applied to whole cells. At positions, where bundles of filamentous proteins are found, the signal is highly anisotropic and exhibits modulation that is specific to the probed structure.

X-rays enable a direct view inside biological cells

14-04-2016

Structures within intact biological cells have been resolved quantitatively at the nanoscale using a combination of ptychography and scanning X-ray nanodiffraction. Employed sequentially, these techniques provided high resolution real space...

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Crack propagation in a silicon wafer under thermal stress.

Real-time X-ray imaging of silicon wafer fracture

01-04-2016

Fracture and breakage of single crystal silicon wafers is a severe problem for the semiconductor industry leading to million dollar costs. This is a fast and multi-lengthscale process: a crack starts on an atomic scale, forms crack fronts on...

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