BEATS beamline scientist from SESAME synchrotron trains at TOMCAT
TOMCAT welcomes Gianluca Iori, beamline scientist from BEATS - the new beamline for tomography at the SESAME synchrotron in Jordan, to a 3-month training on beamline operations. Gianluca’s visit is part of the Staff Training (BEATS Work Package 2) organized for BEATS scientific staff and SESAME control engineers. BEATS is a European project, funded under the EU’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme and coordinated by the ESRF.
PSI and TOMCAT, as active partners of the project BEATS, welcome Gianluca Iori on a 3-month training on beamline operations. Gianluca’s training aims at getting acquainted with TOMCAT beamline operations, performing beamtimes with different conditions covering as many fields of application as possible, and acquiring benchmark data for BEATS. Gianluca will also have the opportunity to review and expand aspects of the BEATS beamline design, such as its computing infrastructure for data acquisition and management, its requirements for double multilayer monochomator, as well as its detectors portfolio in collaboration with the TOMCAT team and experts at PSI.
The layout of the SESAME tomography beamline BEATS has been inspired by TOMCAT of the Swiss Light Source. “The synchrotron x-ray source properties and beamline performance will be comparable to TOMCAT, so this is the ideal place for training and for reviewing principles and choices related to the technical design of the beamline,” according to Gianluca.
TOMCAT is also a key partner of the BEATS Work Package 7 on data analysis and data management. “The experience of TOMCAT in this field is huge and crucial for us. Within BEATS, we plan to reproduce as much as possible the pipeline for data acquisition, detector and experiment control that was developed here at TOMCAT,” Gianluca added.
“With the complexity reached by today’s tomographic microscopy experiments, the role of the beamline scientist is mission critical,” says Marco Stampanoni, Head of TOMCAT and Professor for X-ray Imaging at the ETH Zürich. “I am delighted that TOMCAT can play a crucial role in providing Gianluca the skills he will need to successfully build-up and master a competitive imaging program in the Middle East.”
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