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DXC 2018 and Birks Award

DXC 2018 and Birks Award

News from Denver X-ray conference (Westminster, Colorado):

Congratulations to Prof. Christina Streli on receiving Birks award!

Our team prepared two posters for the conference:

  1. Poster F-67: The Submicro-X-ray Fluorescence Setup on the B16 Beamline at Diamond Light Source
  2. Poster F-71: Detection of Gadolinium Accumulation in Bone by XRF

One post – two papers

One post – two papers

This month we published two great outputs from our measurements on two different synchrotrons.

  1. Diamond experiments are summarised in M. Rauwolf, A. Turyanskaya, D. Ingerle, N. Szoboszlai, I. Pape, A. Malandain, O. Fox, L. Hahn, K. Sawhney, C. Streli: “Characterization of a submicro-X-ray fluorescence setup on the B16 beamline at Diamond Light Source“; Journal of Synchrotron Radiation, 25 (2018), 1 – 2.
  2. Elettra beamtimes reported in L. Perneczky, M. Rauwolf, D. Ingerle, D. Eichert, F. Brigidi, W. Jark, S. Bjeoumikhova, G. Pepponi, P. Wobrauschek, C. Streli, A. Turyanskaya: “Temporary implementation and testing of a confocal SR-μXRF system forbone analysis at the X-ray Fluorescence beamline at Elettra“; Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research A, 897 (2018), 114 – 119.

All in one: Elemental and molecular information from the same slice

All in one: Elemental and molecular information from the same slice

In the collaboration with Institute of Chemical Technology and Analytics (TU Wien) we ran the project on collecting both elemental and molecular information from the very same slice! The methods employed – µXRF for elemental and MALDI for molecular information. The sample on which we tested the workflow could be easily bought on market – chicken feet (phalanx section was measured). Yummy!

The project is described in the paper “Multimodal imaging of undecalcified tissue sections by MALDI MS and μXRF” published by Analyst.

Another Denver X-ray Conference, another Poster Award

Another Denver X-ray Conference, another Poster Award

We attended this years Denver X-ray Conference in Big Sky, Montana from 31 July to 4 August.

This year we contributed with the following talks:

  • Multimodal Imaging of Biological Samples: Correlation of μXRF with MALDI-MSI and with LA-ICP-MS (A.Turyanskaya et al.)
  • Zinc (Zn) and Lead (Pb) Accumulation in the Tidemark of Articular Cartilage with High-resolution micro-XRF (M. Rauwolf et al.)

and posters:

  • XRF Poster Award - DXC 2017

    XRF Poster Award 2017 – for the poster “Investigation of the Local Manganese Distribution in Bone in Female and Male Osteoporosis Compared to Healthy Controls”

    F-58 Novel Clustering Approach for the Segmentation of Elemental Distributions in Human Bone

  • F-69 Implementation of a Confocal SR-microXRF System for Bone Analysis at the X-ray Fluorescence Beam Line at Elettra
  • F-70 Investigation of the Local Manganese Distribution in Bone in Female and Male Osteoporosis Compared to Healthy Controls

On May beamtimes at BESSY II

On May beamtimes at BESSY II

We were once again measuring at BESSY II. From 1.5-7.5. 2017 we measured our samples with a confocal microXRF setup at the mySpot. From 8.5-11-5.2017 we did XANES (X-ray absorption near-edge structure) measurements at the neighboring BAMline.

While being at BESSY II, we were interviewed for the HZB magazine “Lichtblick”. The resulting article can be found here: https://goo.gl/3n33M8 (page 3, in German).