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News / Publications / Highlights

Materials Research at Ultra-high Pressures

Research team including scientists from IBPT presents a new approach to generating pressures of up to a Terapascal

July, 2016

"Terahertz Techniques" Published in Chinese: 太赫兹技术

The English edition authored by E. Bründermann (IBPT), H.-W. Hübers, and M. F. Kimmitt was translated by Feng Liu and coworkers.
"I think the book will contribute a lot to the education and research of such fields in China," Feng Liu says.

July, 2016

XAFS16 Conference Proceeding
XAFS16 - Conference Proceedings published

As a summary of five days full of cutting-edge X-ray science, the conference proceedings including 14 KIT contributions have just been published.

June, 2016

Localization of elements in the eye
Clouding of Eye Lenses: New Hope for Cataracts Patients

Scientists proved that melanosomes contribute to lens integrity by buffering elements that would otherwise cause deleterious lens protein modifications.

May 2016

Contrast transfer function (CTF) simulation and comparison between absorption mode and Zernike phase contrast mode in a TXM system
Zernike phase contrast in full-field transmission hard X-ray microscopy

Contrast Transfer Functions (CTFs) in Full-field transmission hard X-ray microscopy systems (TXM) benefit from less aberrations in comparison to soft X-ray and electron microscopy

May, 2016

New Phenomenon in an old Material: Spin-Phonon Interaction in EuO

Comprehensive studies of lattice dynamics in the ferromagnetic semiconductor EuO have been performed by a combination of inelastic x-ray scattering, nuclear inelastic scattering, and ab initio calculations.
The results indicate a giant spin-phonon interaction in EuO

May, 2016

New Fossil Insect Order

Investigation of new fossil insect order Permopsocida sheds light on evolution of hemimetabolous insects

May, 2016

Thermal Stability Studies of DySi2 Nanowires and Nanoislands by in situ GISAXS
Thermal Stability Studies of DySi2 Nanowires and Nanoislands

Researchers have investigated the thermal stability of parallel, high aspect ratio DySi2 nanowires and nanoislands, self-organized on vicinal Si(001), as a function of the annealing temperature, from room temperature up to 760 °C, using in situ grazing incidence small-angle X-ray scattering (GISAXS)

April, 2016

Materials Science and Engineering Department students from the French Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Nancy visit ANKA
Students from "Ecole des Mines de Nancy" visit ANKA

25 students enrolled at the "Materials Science and Engineering Department" of the French elite university "Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Nancy" in Karlsruhe’s sister city visited ANKA.

March, 2016

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X-raying of Fossil Beetles

Scientists discovered well-preserved three-dimensional anatomy in 30-million-year old mineralized beetles at ANKA’s TOPO-TOMO beamline.

February, 2016

New Perspectives for Catalyst and Radionuclide Research at KIT

CatAct Beamline at ANKA Synchrotron Radiation Facility successfully commissioned

Dezember, 2015

Scientific Reports: Combined time-resolved X-ray radiography and SAXS exploring Pulsed-Laser Ablation in Liquid
Scientific Reports: Combined time-resolved X-ray radiography and SAXS exploring Pulsed-Laser Ablation in Liquid

New publication: A hierarchical view on material formation during pulsed-laser synthesis of nanoparticles in liquid

November 2015

XAFS16 Group photo

16th International Conference on X-ray Absorption Fine Structure:
five days of cutting-edge X-ray science at KIT

August, 2015

Antler sample
Manganese influences danger of osteoporosis

Scientist examine spatially resolved manganese distribution in antler and human bone with micro x-ray fluorescence analysis (SR-μXRF) technique.

August, 2015