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Collaboration with Electron Synchrotron and New Experiment Station

04 July 2013

NanoESCA_jpgElettra’s CEO Prof. Alfonso Franciosi (left) and Prof. Sebastian Schmidt, member of the Jülich Board of Directors, at the official opening ceremony of the Jülich photoemission microscope NanoESCA at the synchrotron in Triest.
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On 4 July, Forschungszentrum Jülich and Elettra, the electron synchrotron in Triest, Italy, signed a cooperation agreement.  The partners also officially inaugurated NanoESCA, the new synchrotron experiment station. Both research facilities intend to work closer with each other in the future.  Prof. Sebastian Schmidt, member of the Board of Directors, and Prof. Claus Schneider, Director at the Peter Grünberg Institut were present at the ceremony representing Forschungszentrum Jülich, while the President Prof. Carlo Rizzuto, Vice President Prof. Giovanni Cornelli, CEO Prof. Alfonso Franciosi and the head of the research project cluster, Dr. Maya Kiskinova, represented Elettra.

NanoESCA is a new type of photoemission microscope which, with the help of an energy filter, provides spectroscopic information with a high spatial resolution accurate to the nanometer.  This is the Jülich Synchrotron Radiation Laboratory’s (JSRL) fourth experiment station.  Under this research umbrella, the Peter Grünberg Institut builds and operates synchrotron experiment stations in Germany and abroad, makes them available to scientists and undertakes its own research projects on materials important for the future of information technology.

Synchrotron sources give off an exceptionally bright light over a broad energy range.  This allows the very detailed examination of both the structure and the electronic and magnetic properties of nanomaterials, particularly at surfaces, interface layers and in thin films.


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NanoESCA at the electron synchrotron in Triest: