Electron Screening @ IJS
Electron screening is very important in nuclear astrophysics. A review of our research on electron screening effect and our newest experimental results will be presented by our colleague Dr Aleksandra Cvetinović.
Results of the public tender for co-financing of ARRS research projects for 2021
On 24 September 2021, the Slovenian Research Agency (ARRS) published the results of this year's public tender for research projects. The staff of the F2 section were extremely successful.
European Metrology Network for Radiation Protection gets the green light
Ensuring radiation protection together in Europe – EURAMET (European Association of National Metrology Institutes) started a new European Metrology Network. We are a part of the network, the Memorandum of Understanding was signed last week.
Characterization of organic-metal batteries with X-ray Raman scattering performed at DESY, Hamburg
The measurements of K-edge XRS spectra on organic batteries were performed. Due to operando measurements on working battery, we were able to observe the changes in oxygen bonding during battery discharge.
PRIMER 2021 - Comparative Dose Rate and Gamma Spectrometry Measurements
The international exercise PRIMER 2021 took place at the JSI Reactor Center on Wednesday, 22 September 2021. Organizations, performing field measurements with radioactive radiation meters, compared the results and exchanged experiences.
Virtual Seminar at the Accelerator
Our colleague Dr Sabina Markelj will give a virtual seminar entitled "Influence of defects of hydrogen isotope retention in tungsten: the role of ion channeling in these studies". The lecture is organized by the Centre for Micro Analysis of Materials (CMAM) at Universidad Autonoma de Madrid
Invitation to the Exhibition in the JSI Gallery
You are kindly invited to the exhibition "In the Kingdom of Roots", which can be viewed in the Gallery of the "Jožef Stefan" Institute until September 6, 2021.
Publication of Two Papers on the Characterization of Lithium-Sulfur Batteries
Colleagues from our lab have, together with colleagues from the National Institute of Chemistry, recently published two papers on the characterization of lithium-sulfur batteries using sulfur XES. The first one was published in the Applied Energy Materials, the second one in the Chemical Communications.
Publication in journal of Nuclear Materials
An important issue in the development of thermonuclear fusion reactors is the lifetime of the reactor wall. The article on measurements, relevant for future reactor design, has been published in cooperation with external colleagues.
Publication in MDPI Materials
Using a combination of correlative microscopy and analytical techniques, we have studied the hip implant rejection and related chronic inflammation issues. The functional and structural information obtained at molecular and subcellular level contributes to a better understanding of the macroscopic inflammatory processes observed in the tissue level.
Results of Intercomparisons Published
Successful participation in international intercomparisons and proficiency tests is key evidence for the technical competence of laboratories. In our ISMIS infrastructure group we are taking this into account since long time ago. The first intercomparison measurements with high-resolution gamma spectrometry were performed in the Laboratory for Radioactivity Measurements as far back as 1986. Since we trust in our abilities and work, the results of intercomparisons and proficiency tests have now been published on our website.
Publication in Plant Physiology
Together with collaborators from the University of Nottingham, University of Reading, James Hutton Institute, Technical University of Munich, Rothamsted Research, John Innes Centre, Southern Cross University, King Saud University in University of Ljubljana we published an article entitled ˮMagnesium and calcium overaccumulate in the leaves of a schengen3 mutant of Brassica rapaˮ.
Important achievement - our research project approved by the EUROfusion consortium
The General Assembly of the EUROfusion awarded 16 out of 72 Enabling Research Projects in its 2021-23 work programme. The project "Detection of defects and hydrogen by ion beam analysis in channeling mode for fusion", led by Doc. Dr Sabina Markelj from our department, was selected in the Materials research category.
Our tandetron accelerator presented to a special public in Spain
A very inspiring event - our microanalytical center with the tandetron accelerator was recently presented to pre-school children in Spain.
TRANSAT Tritium School is back!
The 5-days event in June 2021 will consist of virtual invited lectures. The young generation of researchers and students working in fusion and fission research and development are encouraged to participate.
Successful participation of the XRF laboratory in intercomparison measurements in the GeoPT program
Our laboratory participated in intercomparison measurements in the GeoPT program (Proficiency Testing Program for Geochemical Laboratories) of two samples and achieved excellent success