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.
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”.
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
Our new paper was just published as open access in Materials and you can read it here or you can download the pdf version from our publications page.
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.
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.