Publication in Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
Together with collaborators from University of Bayreuth and University of Copenhagen we have recently published an article entitled ˮTemporal and spatial patterns of zinc and iron accumulation during barley (Hordeum vulgare L.) grain developmentˮ. Artist Tinka Tomazin Mesec helped us to prepare a supplementary cover as well.
Article about TissueMaps on EU CORDIS portal
The TissueMaps project's goal is to identify exactly why some prostheses, such as artificial hips, fail. The results could eventually lead to safer and more effective implants.
In-situ XAS analysis of ionic species in FeCl₂ aqueous solution
In August 2020, Prof Dr Iztok Arčon and colleagues performed analysis of the atomic structure of ferric chloride solutions by X-ray absorption spectroscopy on the P65 beam line in the Petra III synchrotron laboratory at the Desy Accelerator Centre in Hamburg.
Installation of a new XRF detector at MIC
A new, segmented XRF detector was successfully installed to the microbeam station. Due to its specific construction, the detector is now covering huge spatial angle, speeding up the measurements by a factor of 5.
Measurements at Desy Accelerator Centre in Hamburg
We have been studying electrochemical reactions in the cathodes of organic batteries on a Petra III synchrotron accelerator this week. The Raman scattering method enables measurements of the absorption edges of light elements using hard X-ray light and thus the analysis of bulk materials.
Some impressions of ICNMTA 2020 participants
The ICNMTA 2020 Virtual Conference took place and concluded above all expectations. Despite initial doubts about the effectiveness of virtual implementation, participants from around the world ultimately agreed that the conference was very useful and necessary to keep laboratories around the world informed about the progress in the field. Some statements from the participants were collected.
Virtual International Conference on Nuclear Microprobe Technology and Applications (ICNMTA), Sept. 14th & 15th, 2020
JSI - Department of low and medium energy physics (F2) is pleased to invite you to the 17th ICNMTA conference on technological developments and possible applications of nuclear microprobe technologies. The lectures and discussions will, due to actual pandemic situation, take place on-line.
2020 Pregl Award for Exceptional Scientific Achievement
This year's Pregl Awards of the Institute of Chemistry were presented in Ljubljana. One of the two most important awards for exceptional scientific achievements in the field of chemistry and related sciences was received by our colleague prof. dr. Iztok Arčon.
Publication in Nature Photonics
While studying the dependence of the angular distribution of photoelectrons, an international group of researchers pointed to the possibility of a new type of electron spectroscopy. The experiment was performed on FERMI free electron laser.
External Beam Upgrade
On the ion accelerator of the Jožef Stefan Institute, an important upgrade was performed on the beam line with an external beam, which enables the analysis of objects in the external atmosphere. The aim was to improve the measurement resolution, which now amounts to ~ 100 µm.
Meeting of the ENRAS project expert group
The ENRAS (ENsuring RAdiation Safety) project within the INTERREG V-A Slovenia-Croatia program is intended for the training of intervention workers for safe and coordinated intervention in the cross-border area of Slovenia and Croatia in the event of a radiological or nuclear accident.