We enjoy measurements at Diamond synchrotron a lot, so we’re here again! This time we’re searching for gadolinium – and enjoying English tea, of course.
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Our group travels a lot this summer! Now we’re at the legendary European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (shortly ESRF) in France – the brightest source, the highest resolution – some 50nm and truly unique location!
Latest news from St. Petersburg! Anna Turyanskaya just delivered the talk “Elemental bioimaging in bone by µXRF” at 16th International Symposium on Trace Elements in Man and Animals (TEMA-16).Earlier this week, Dr. A. Pejovic-Milic (Ryerson Univerisity, Canada) presented the first results of joint project with our group – poster “Elemental mapping in rat bones treated with strontium ranelate and strontium citrate using µXRF”.
The Seminar Activation Analysis and Gamma Spectroscopy (SAAGAS 26), took place on 19-22 February in TU Wien, Vienna, Austria. Our group from Atominstitut contributed to the Seminar 2 oral presentations, as well as 5 posters – and three of the posters were devoted to biological samples:
- Total X-ray reflection spectrometry of black tea and herbal infusions
- μXRF spectrometer of Atominstitut in bio-imaging application
- Confocal μXRF spectrometer for low to high Z element analysis
We’re very delighted to share, that the talk of Mirjam Rauwolf – “Synchrotron radiation micro XRF analysis of zinc in osteosarcoma tissue” received an award!
Great news from Italy! First of all, the needed improvements were made on our micro-XRF laboratory setup and we are having second wonderful beamtime at X-Ray fluorescence beamline at Elettra Syncrotrone, Trieste, Italy.
What is more, the paper “(Invited) ALD to Prevent Metal Transfer from Implants” (doi: 10.1149/07506.0167ecst), which is the result of collaboration with University of Brescia (Dr. Laura Borgese, Dr. Fabjola Bilo, Dr. Annalisa Zacco, Prof. Elza Bontempi, Dr. Michela Pasquali, Dr. Stefania Federici and Prof. Laura E. Depero) and for which micro-XRF spectrometer at Atominstitut was used, has been published.
Hi everyone! We’re currently measuring zinc in bones at Diamond synchrotron in England. Happy to be here and share the picture with you!
Paper announcement – Atomic layer deposition to prevent metal transfer from implants: an X-Ray Fluorescence study
The paper “Atomic layer deposition to prevent metal transfer from implants: an X-Ray Fluorescence study” (doi: 10.1016/j.apsusc.2015.09.248, available online since 3 October 2015) is the result of collaboration with University of Brescia (Dr. Fabjola Bilo, Dr. Laura Borgese and Prof. Laura E. Depero). Micro-X-ray fluorescence analysis was performed on micro-XRF spectrometer at Atominstitut.
The article explaining our recent progress in manganese measurements for osteoporosis research in a nutshell can be found here:
(by Florian Aigner, August 2015, in German)