RESEARCHERS OBTAIN NANOMETRIC MAGNETITE WITH FULL PROPERTIES

When reducing materials at the nanoscale, they typically lose some of their properties. The experiments have been carried out at the CIRCE beamline of the ALBA Synchrotron.

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MAJOR UPGRADE OF THE NCD BEAMLINE

The NCD beamline, now NCD-SWEET, devoted to Small Angle and Wide Angle X-ray Scattering (SAXS, WAXS), is offering users further experimental possibilities and higher quality data.

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ANALYSING ALZHEIMER'S MECHANISMS WITH SYNCHROTRON LIGHT

Researchers from the ALBA Synchrotron and the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) have analysed with synchrotron light different Alzheimer's aggregates, their location and their effect in cultivated neuronal cells. Results, published in Analytical Chemistry, pave the way to better understand the development of this disease that affects more than 30 million people worldwide.

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ON-SURFACE POLYMERIZATION ONTO A RARE-EARTH SURFACE-ALLOY

A team of researchers from the Centro de Física de Materiales (CSIC-UPV/EHU), Donostia International Physics Center (DIPC), San Sebastián, and ALBA have demonstrated that it is possible to realize atomically-organized organic nanostructures on a magnetic substrate of a reare-earth surface alloy without altering the magnetic properties of the substrate. The results, published in the journal ACS Nano, demonstrate that by clever engineering of the magnetic substrate it is possible to attain on-surface synthesis of tailored organic nanostructures thus opening the possibilities to study and control the magnetic properties of carbon-based magnetic nanostructures such as graphene nanoribbons.

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PREHISTORIC IRANIAN GLASS UNDER SYNCHROTRON LIGHT

Scientists from University of Isfahan in Iran have analysed in the ALBA Synchrotron how were made ancient Iranian glass objects that date back to 2.500 BC. These decorative glass pieces were excavated from the ziggurat of Chogha-Zanbil, a type of stepped pyramidal monument, inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

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