Including a special report about MIRAS, the new infrared microspectroscopy beamline of ALBA, and science highlights, industry collaborations, outreach activities and the latest news of ALBA. Enjoy the reading!
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 Sibelius and Edvar Grieg.
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 talent.
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 performed at the ALBA Synchrotron and the Swiss Light Source. Results have been published in Nature Structural & Molecular Biology.
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 properties of SrRuO3. These results - recently published in Physical Review B - give important insights into the magnetic characteristics of Ru which may have impact on the technical development of more efficient storage devices.