From November 13th to 14th, the second edition of the workshop entitled: "ALBA Synchrotron, new instrumentation for Materials Characterization" took place in ALBA. This workshop started last year and is an ALBA initiative co-funded by ALBA and the "Grupo Especializado en Nanociencia y Materiales Moleculares" (NANOMATMOL) from the "Real Sociedad Española de Química (RSEQ) y de Física (RSEF)". The main objective is to provide basic insights about the synchrotron light and its potential applications among those researchers unfamiliar with its analytical possibilities.
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 the User Offices, to exchange experiences and knowledge and to share common worries.
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.
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, which has been published today in Science, was performed at the NAPP endstation of CIRCE beamline of ALBA Synchrotron.
The structural and vibrational properties of CdAl2S4 under high pressure and ambient temperature have been investigated in a joint experimental and theoretical study. Results show a new CdAl2S4 phase in spinel structure after high pressure conditions, which may have direct implications in both technological applications and geophysics.