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 “Lichtblicke”. The resulting article can be found here: https://www.helmholtz-berlin.de/media/media/aktuell/print//lichtblick/200/hzb_lichtblick-32_juli-2017_extern_web_01.pdf (page 3, in German).
In the middle of February we traveled once again to Diamond synchrotron. This time we performed highly-resolved (1 micron!) XRF imaging of bone-cartilage samples. Thanks to the supportive team of B16 beamline, we’re going to visit you again soon!
The team at work:
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.
successful beamtime = happy team
We will be measuring bone samples at mySpot (BESSY II, HZB, Berlin, Germany) from 12.9 – 25.9.2016 and we are hoping for a lot of new and exciting results.
After the beamtime, we will be attending 66th Yearly Meeting of the Austrian Physical Society (OEPG2016).
Annual Meeting of the Austrian Physical Society (OEPG2016)
You can meet us at our posters during the poster session on Tuesday 27th of September 17:15 – 19:00 (Boltzmanngasse 5, 3rd floor, in front of Josef-Stefan lecture hall). We will present the following three posters:
PT24: Confocal SR-µXRF measurements of increased Zinc accumulation in mineralized osteosarcoma
PT25: Confocal µXRF spectrometer for analysis of 3-dimensional spatial distribution of low to high Z elements
PT26: Total X-ray reflection fluorescence spectrometry analysis of trace elements in tea and herbal infusions
We might be running a little bit late though, as we will be attending the Young-Minds-Session (Tuesday 27th of September from 16:15, Boltzmanngasse 5, 3rd floor, Christian-Doppler lecture hall). A session created for students and as well as laypersons prepared by the ÖPG Young Minds (the representation for students, PhDs and Post-Docs of the Austrian Physical Society). Lectures will be held in German and are free of charge for school classes.
More information about the Young-Minds-Session can be found in the flyer and on the poster below:
ÖPG Young Minds Flyer
ÖPG Young Minds Poster
In the beginning of May we took our micro-XRF lab setup to the Elettra synchrotron in Triest. It was installed at the X-Ray Fluorescence beamline to test if we could use it for synchrotron radiation induced micro-XRF. Our first results looked quite promising.
Setting up the micro-XRF system at Elettra.
Hi everyone! We’re currently measuring zinc in bones at Diamond synchrotron in England. Happy to be here and share the picture with you!
Diamond synchrotron from inside