Scientific Highlights

3 février 2022

Simulant material could aid in Fukushima cleanup

Research Using Synchrotron Light Materials Research Future Technologies

A new simulation of the most dangerous radioactive debris from the Fukushima nuclear power plant will help with clean-up efforts.

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9 juin 2021
Teaser ptychografie

How catalysts age

Media Releases Research Using Synchrotron Light Materials Research Future Technologies 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.

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15 décembre 2020
Dario Ferreira Sanchez

Look Inside a Chemical Reactor

Research Using Synchrotron Light Materials Research Future Technologies

Operando X-ray spectrotomography allows scientists to look inside of functioning chemical reactors. A research team at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), at Paul Scherrer Institute PSI and at the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF) in France have employed this method successfully.

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11 mai 2020
Cover Materials Today

Operando X-ray diffraction during laser 3D printing

Ultra-fast operando X-ray diffraction experiments reveal the temporal evolution of low and high temperature phases and the formation of residual stresses during laser 3D printing of a Ti-6Al-4V alloy. The profound influence of the length of the laser-scanning vector  on the evolving microstructure is revealed and elucidated.  

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27 mars 2019
inside batteries

Inside Batteries

Lithium ion batteries (LIB) are essential in modern everyday life, with increasing interest in enhancing their performance and lifetime. Secondary particles of Li-rich cathode material were examined with correlated ptychographic X-ray tomography and diffraction microscopy at different stages of cycling to probe the aging mechanism.

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