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CAN SYNCHROTRON LIGHT IMPROVE CEMENTS, PIGMENTS, CERAMICS AND GLASS?

On the 6th May the ALBA Synchrotron is organizing an industrial workshop to explain how to use synchrotron light for analysing these materials. The Minister of Business and Knowledge of the Catalan government, Jordi Baiget i Cantons, will be in charge of the opening ceremony. Free registration is open till the 3rd of May.

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RESEARCHERS STUDY THE VELVET EFFECT OF CHOCOLATE IN ALBA

A University of Barcelona research team has come to the NCD beamline of the ALBA Synchrotron for this experiment. One of the study’s conclusions is that the smooth mouthfeel results from the small size of the crystals and the lower melting temperature of the velvety chocolate coating.

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THE ALBA SYNCHROTRON AT THE FCC WEEK

From Monday April 11 to April 15, more than 450 scientists (including representatives from ALBA), leaders of high-tech industry, universities and research centres gather in Rome (Italy), to review the progress on Future Circular Collider (FCC) concepts for the post-LHC era.

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MIRAS STARTS COMMISSIONING

MIRAS, the 8th ALBA beamline – devoted to infrared microspectroscopy - has started its commissioning getting the first synchrotron light outside the accelerators' tunnel. Now, MIRAS is available in our machine status digital signage system. The first official experiments will start in November 2016 at the latest.

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THE HIDDEN MAGNETISM IN HIGH TEMPERATURE SUPERCONDUCTORS

Researchers from ICMAB and the ALBA Synchrotron have found a new magnetic mechanism in high temperature superconductor cuprates, proving the coexistence of magnetism and superconductivity. Results have been published in Advanced Science, including key measurements performed at BOREAS beamline.

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