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  • 22. 01 2018

    Accelerator tourism part 9: SOLARIS, Kraków

    The first polish synchrotron radiation facility is brandnew. It was started in 2015, and the center is striving to serve first users at two beamlines starting in early summer 2018. So I was prepared for seeing a fancy new machine, and entering the scene on a bright november(1) morning I found SOLARIS doing its name credit. Model railways for grown ups To me the workshop resembled a meeting of specialists of electric toy railways. The waggons are the electron bunches, and the beam runs on the rail route, round and round. And, if it needs to get “pimped up” after a while, whom to betterRead More →Der Beitrag Accelerator tourism part 9: SOLARIS, Kraków erschien zuerst auf Ener [...].
  • 11. 01 2018

    Romania ? Our first CALIPSOplus visit

      Romania joined the European Union in 2007, continuing to be one of the poorest of its member states ? for comparison, Germany?s GDP is currently ?38 000 whereas Romania?s is instead ?8 600. However through education and research a way to a better future can be paved. It was for this reason that we went on the road in October 2017. We wanted to tell our Romanian colleagues about the different possibilities that European light sources offer to their research, and about which funding possibilities they could apply for. Hardly any of them were aware that the use of the facilities is free ofRead More →Der Beitrag Romania ? Our first CALIPSOplus visit erschien zuerst auf Energymateria [...].
  • 21. 12 2017

    Beautiful science: how nanoparticles change in water

    Nanoparticles are tiny, really tiny. Only a fraction of a micrometer or some nanometers in size. And only some thousands of molecules strong,  their properties can differ dramatically from those of their larger cousins. Titaniumdioxide, a whitish powder, can form such nanoparticles. In water, these nanoparticles can act as catalysts, when excited with light. and facilitate water splitting or water remediation. However, what happens exactly when TiO2 and water get into contact and which impact this is having on the electronic structure of TiO2 remained in the dark: it is very tricky to probe nanoparticle?water interface experimentally and to observe changes. Soft X-rays at BESSYRead More U [...].