May 20, 2015
THE ALBA SYNCHROTRON AT COSMOCAIXA BARCELONA
On May 20th a new exhibition about the ALBA Synchrotron has been released at Cosmocaixa, the science museum of Barcelona managed by ”la Caixa” Foundation.
May 12, 2015
JOHN R. HELLIWELL AWARDED THE MAX PERUTZ PRIZE
The 8th Max Perutz Prize of the European Crystallographic Association (ECA) has been awarded to John R. Helliwell, former chairman of the ALBA Scientific Advisory Committee, ...
May 08, 2015
SYNCHROTRON LIGHT APPLICATIONS FOR THE PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY
More than forty people have participated at the workshop organised by the ALBA Synchrotron addressed to pharmaceutical companies. During the event the attendees have been ...
Apr 29, 2015
ALBA WAS PRESENT AT NOVUM, THE SCIENCE FESTIVAL OF BARCELONA
On Satuday 25th April, the ALBA Synchrotron took part at NOVUM, the 9th edition of the science, technology and innovation festival of the city of Barcelona.
Apr 23, 2015
NEW ISSUE OF THE ALBA NEWS MAGAZINE
Including a special report about MIRAS, the new infrared microspectroscopy beamline of ALBA, and science highlights, industry collaborations, outreach activities and the ...
Apr 20, 2015
CONCERT AT ALBA'S WAREHOUSE
On 19th April, the Jove Orquestra de Cerdanyola (JOC) organized a concert at ALBA's premises. The event gathered around 600 people who enjoyed music from Edward Elgar, Jean ...
Apr 20, 2015
HOW CAN SYNCHROTRON LIGHT HELP IN THE DEVELOPMENT AND IMPROVEMENT OF DRUGS?
Next 7th May, the ALBA Synchrotron organises a workshop addressed to pharmaceutical companies to show them the analytical possibilities of the facility. Registration for the ...
Apr 17, 2015
CATERINA BISCARI RECEIVED THE FEMTALENT 2015 AWARD
In recognition for her professional career, Caterina Biscari has been bestowed today with the FemTalent 2015 award. FemTalent aims at promoting gender equality and feminine ...
Apr 01, 2015
VISUALIZING THE DNA DOUBLE-STRAND BREAK PROCESS FOR THE FIRST TIME
Researchers from the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO) have been able to observe for the first time DNA double chain breaks. X-ray crystallographic studies were ...
Mar 30, 2015
A SOFT X-RAY MAGNETIC CIRCULAR DICHROISM STUDY OF FERROMAGNETIC SrRuO3
Using the brilliant soft x-rays from the BOREAS beamline, a group of international researchers from Korea, Taiwan, Japan, Germany, Italy and Spain have studied the magnetic ...
Mar 26, 2015
MEASURING SESAME MAGNETS
ALBA is testing the bending magnets to be installed at the storage ring of SESAME, the synchrotron facility that is being built in the Middle East.
Mar 20, 2015
NEW VIEWPORT DESIGN COMPATIBLE WITH HIGH VACUUM
A team of ALBA engineers in collaboration with the Centro de Láseres Pulsados Ultracortos Ultraintensos (CLPU) have developed a new design of viewport compatible with high ...
Mar 10, 2015
X-RAYS PROVE THE EFFICACY OF A PROTEIN WITH POTENTIAL TO INHIBIT HIV-1
Using hard X-rays of the ALBA Synchrotron, a group of researchers have solved the crystal structure of rationally designed single-chain protein constructs that can prevent ...
Mar 06, 2015
RESEARCHERS CREATE ARTIFICIAL METHANE HYDRATES
X-ray diffraction experiments were performed at the MSPD beamline of the ALBA Synchrotron. Results have been published recently in Nature Communications scientific journal.
Feb 27, 2015
RESEARCHERS DETERMINE THE SURFACE MAGNETIC MOMENT OF MAGNETITE
Using the photoelectron microscope at the CIRCE beamline, researchers from the Institute of Physical Chemistry "Rocasolano" (CSIC) and the ALBA Synchrotron have determined ...
Feb 23, 2015
ALBA, CSIC AND ALIBAVA DEVELOP AN X-RAY DETECTOR
A team of researchers and engineers of the ALBA Synchrotron has collaborated with members of the company Alibava Systems and the Institute of Microelectronics of Barcelona ...
Feb 18, 2015
OPENING CEREMONY OF THE INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF LIGHT 2015 IN SPAIN
On February 16th The Opening Ceremony of the International Year of Light took place in Barcelona with the participation of 500 attendees.
Jan 27, 2015
NEW CALL FOR PROPOSALS
The call for proposals for 2015-II cycle is opened till February 23rd. The experiments will be performed from July to end December 2015. This call is not opened for MX ...
Jan 16, 2015
2015: THE YEAR OF LIGHT
More than 1,000 participants are attending the Opening Ceremony of the International Year of Light 2015 on 19th and 20th January in Paris. Caterina Biscari, on behalf of ...
Dec 22, 2014
LAST ISSUE OF ALBA NEWS MAGAZINE
Including a special report about phase-II beamlines and science highlights, industry collaborations, outreach activities and the latest news of ALBA. Enjoy the reading!
Dec 19, 2014
GRANT AWARDED TO ALBA FOR AN HELIUM CRYOSTAT
A grant has been awarded to ALBA Synchrotron, by the Spanish Competitiveness and Economy Ministry on the 2013 call for scientific and technological equipment and ...
Dec 15, 2014
MEETING OF THE SCIENTIFIC ADVISORY COMMITTEE
On December 3rd and 4th, members of the ALBA Scientific Advisory Committee met at ALBA's premises. This session was focused on the evaluation of the received proposals for ...
Dec 11, 2014
DESCRIBING ALBA CAPABILITIES TO RESEARCHERS NOT FAMILIAR WITH SYNCHROTRON RADIATION
From November 13th to 14th, the second edition of the workshop entitled: "ALBA Synchrotron, new instrumentation for Materials Characterization" took place in ALBA. This ...
Nov 17, 2014
ALBA HOSTS THE FIRST EUROPEAN USER OFFICE MEETING
This first discussion forum of European User Offices has been held on November 3rd and 4th at the ALBA Synchrotron. The aim was to discuss about different topics related to ...
Nov 05, 2014
100% BEAM AVAILABILITY IN TOP-UP DURING LAST WEEK
The ALBA Synchrotron operated continuously for the whole of last week. This is the first week free of trips since ALBA switched to operate in top-up mode.
Oct 31, 2014
CUSTOM-MADE AND MORE EFFICIENT CATALYSTS
A group of researchers, led by UPC university, has discovered that atoms react differently depending on the characteristics of the support that is used. Part of this study, ...
Oct 29, 2014
NEW INSIGHTS ABOUT STRUCTURAL AND VIBRATIONAL PROPERTIES OF DEFECT CHALCOPYRITE CdAl2S4
The structural and vibrational properties of CdAl2S4 under high pressure and ambient temperature have been investigated in a joint experimental and theoretical study. Results ...
Oct 21, 2014
COURSE ON EXAFS & XANES
From 6th to 9th October the ALBA Synchrotron and the UAB organised a specialization course of XANES & EXAFS for chemical speciation on environmental systems.
Oct 15, 2014
X-RAYS DEMONSTRATE A NEW PATHWAY FOR THE ENGINEERING OF 2D-PROPERTIES AT OXIDE INTERFACES
Researchers have proven a new pathway in the design of two-dimensional electronic materials by using oxide interfaces with different crystal orientations. Results have been ...
Oct 13, 2014
GREAT SUCCESS FOR THE ALBA OPEN DAY WITH MORE THAN 1.600 VISITORS
For the third year in a row, the ALBA Open Day has raised the interest of the general public. Last Saturday 11th October, 1.630 visitors came to ALBA to discover what a ...
Sep 30, 2014
ALBA CELEBRATED THE EUROPEAN RESEARCHERS' NIGHT
On September 26th the ALBA Synchrotron organized free outreach activities for all ages. The event was held at the Museum of Art of Cerdanyola del Vallès from 18:00 till 23:00 ...
Sep 24, 2014
IAN ROBINSON AWARDED GREGORY AMINOFF PRIZE 2015
Ian Robinson, member of the ALBA Scientific Advisory Committee, has been awarded by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in recognition of his development of diffraction ...
Sep 15, 2014
ALBA OPEN DAY 2014: REGISTER NOW
On Saturday 11th October ALBA is celebrating its 2014 Open Day. During the whole day, visitors will be able to explore the facility and discover its functions and ...
Sep 05, 2014
CALL FOR UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS' INTERNSHIPS
From September 8th until September 28th, undergraduate students interested in doing an internship in the ALBA Synchrotron can submit a proposal.
Aug 20, 2014
SHEDDING LIGHT ONTO THE MECHANISMS UNDERLYING THE IN-PLANE CURRENT INDUCED MAGNETIZATION ...
A group of international researchers from Switzerland, Spain, Italy and France have studied the so-called spin-orbit fields mechanisms for in-plane current induced ...
Aug 06, 2014
ALBA Synchrotron is interested in brilliant students to perform their PhD thesis in ...
ALBA Synchrotron is interested in brilliant students to perform their PhD thesis in synchrotron light related subjects.
Aug 05, 2014
ACCELERATOR EXPERTS GO TO SCHOOL
A week-long oPAC advanced School on Accelerator Optimization took place from 7th to 11th July 2014. The event was hosted by Royal Holloway University of London (UK) and was ...
Aug 04, 2014
MEETING OF THE GOVERNING COUNCIL OF ALBA
On 29th July, the Governing Council of ALBA has met at ALBA’s facilities. Accompanied by the director, Caterina Biscari, and division heads, the members of the Governing ...
Jul 21, 2014
RESEARCHERS PROVE THE EFFECTIVENESS OF A NEW DRUG AGAINST MALARIA USING SYNCHROTRON LIGHT
Researchers from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya - BarcelonaTech (UPC), the Institute of Medical Chemistry (IQM-CSIC) and the University of Glasgow have proved that ...
Jul 16, 2014
SCIENTISTS ANALYSE THE BEHAVIOUR OF RARE-EARTH ORTHOVANADATES UNDER HIGH PRESSURE
X-ray diffraction experiments were performed at ALBA and Elettra Synchrotron. This material may have applications as photocatalyst for hydrogen production, improving ...
Jul 15, 2014
NEW ALBA ACTIVITY REPORT 2013
ALBA has published its annual report of activities performed in 2013. This document includes scientific results, divisions' reports, collaboration agreements, etc.
Jul 04, 2014
MANUEL CARDONA OBITUARY
We are sad to announce that Prof. Manuel Cardona passed away at the age of 79. He was one of the most internationally renowned physicists in the area of materials science.
Jun 19, 2014
PRESENTED THE ALBA EXPERIMENTS AWARDS OF 2013
The ALBA Synchrotron has given two awards to the best in-house experiment and instrumental development of 2013.
Jun 18, 2014
NEW CALL FOR 2015 EXPERIMENTS
Till July 7th a new call for proposals of the ALBA Synchrotron is opened. These experiments will be developed from January to June 2015.
Jun 17, 2014
FESTIVAL OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY OF BARCELONA
Last June 14th the ALBA Synchrotron took part for the first time in the Festival of Science and Technology with a demonstration about how to create a homemade particle ...
Jun 12, 2014
THE ALBA SYNCHROTRON WELCOMES ITS 1.000th USER
Manuel Vázquez, from the Institute of Materials Science of Madrid (CSIC), is the 1.000th researcher using ALBA’s facility. He and his team will analyse magnetic nanowires at ...
Jun 03, 2014
T LYMPHOCYTES ALSO KILL BACTERIA
Researchers from CNB-CSIC, using data collected in MISTRAL and BESSY II (Germany), have discovered that T cells are able to capture and kill bacteria from dendritic cells by ...
May 29, 2014
AVELINO CORMA, AWARDED WITH THE 2014 PRINCE OF ASTURIAS FOR RESEARCH
Together with scientists Mark E. Davis and Galen D. Stucky (USA), Corma has been bestowed with the 2014 Prince of Asturias Award for Technical and Scientific Research.
May 28, 2014
ALBA HOSTS A WORKSHOP ABOUT FUNDING AND INVESTMENT
The Catalan Foundation for Research and Innovation (FCRi) is promoting the EDI program (Innovation Teams) to enhance the relationship between research and business sectors. ...