Scientific Highlights

20. Juli 2022

The chemical complex that regulates body zinc storage

Zinc deficiency compromises the immune system and is a global public health problem. Through experiments at the Swiss Light Source SLS and BESSYII, researchers gained new insights into zinc storage, with implications for understanding COVID-19 severity.

11. Januar 2022
Revealing invisible defects in fusion reactor armor

Revealing invisible defects in fusion reactor armor

In an exciting collaboration, Nick Phillips, a PSI Fellow at the cSAXS beamline, reveals nanoscale lattice distortions created by invisible defects in fusion reactor armor. This work develops the current understanding of how the smallest, but most prevalent defects, generated during neutron irradiation behave. The novel Bragg ptychographic approach published in Nature Communications paves the way for fast, robust, 3D Bragg ptychography.

5. Oktober 2021
Guizar-Sicairos ICO prize ceremony

Dr. Manuel Guizar-Sicairos is awarded ICO prize

Dr. Manuel Guizar-Sicairos, beamline scientist at the cSAXS beamline, is the 2019 recipient of the International Commission for Optics (ICO) Prize. The distinction was awarded in the EOSAM conference in Rome.

7. Juli 2021
Ptycho-topo teaser image

Imaging strain with high resolution

Imaging strain in crystalline materials with high resolution can be a challenging task. Researchers demonstrate an original use of X-ray ptychography for this purpose: ptychographic topography.

9. Juni 2021
Teaser ptychografie

How catalysts age

Media Releases Research Using Synchrotron Light Materials Research Matter and Material Industrial co-operation

Catalysts used in industry change their material structure over the years. Using a new method, PSI researchers have now studied this on the nanoscale.