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26th Seminar Activation Analysis and Gamma Spectroscopy (SAAGAS 26) and Presentation Award

26th Seminar Activation Analysis and Gamma Spectroscopy (SAAGAS 26) and Presentation Award

SAAGAS 26

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!

Congratulations!

Presentation Award

Presentation Award

A new year and a new publication

A new year and a new publication

The XRF-Bone team wishes you a happy new year!

And if your new year’s resolution is to read more papers, check out the early view online version of our newest paper – “Increased zinc accumulation in mineralized osteosarcoma tissue measured by confocal synchrotron radiation micro X-ray fluorescence analysis” which will be published in X-Ray Spectrometry.

 

Paper Announcement – Synchrotron radiation micro X-ray fluorescence spectroscopy of thin structures in bone samples

Paper Announcement – Synchrotron radiation micro X-ray fluorescence spectroscopy of thin structures in bone samples

Our new paper compares a confocal and  a color X-ray camera setup. It will be published in the January 2017 issue of the Journal of  Synchrotron Radiation. You can already read it online if you follow this link.

Beamtime at Elettra Synchrotron and Paper Announcement

Beamtime at Elettra Synchrotron and Paper Announcement

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

successful beamtime = happy team

X-ray Microscopy Conference 2016 in Oxford

X-ray Microscopy Conference 2016 in Oxford
X-Ray Microscopy Conference 2016

X-Ray Microscopy Conference 2016

Thanks to everyone who visited our posters in Chicago!

If you did not have a chance to see our work yet, we will be at the X-ray Microscopy Conference in Oxford – 15th to 19th August 2016.

We will present three posters on Monday 15th from 17:00 to 19:00:

Zinc Distribution In Human Bone: SR-Micro X-Ray Fluorescence Imaging of Osteoporotic Samples (S1-P3-05)

Exploitation of μXRF Spectrometer for Bio-imaging (S1-P3-06)

and

High resolution imaging of metal localization in cancer cells at the B16 beamline at Diamond.