TOMCAT News (Archive)

6 November 2017

New TOMCAT paper: The GigaFRoST camera and readout system

The PSI in-house developed GigaFRoST high-speed camera and readout system is available for fast imaging experiments at the TOMCAT beamline, opening up exciting new possibilities for the observation of fast dynamic phenomena with X-ray tomography. The system is described in detail in a new article in the Journal of Synchrotron Radiation.

1 August 2017

Barbara Keran joins the TOMCAT team for a three-month internship

Barbara Keran, physics student at the University of Zagreb, will be working on wave-optical aspects of X-ray angiography.

1 July 2017

Matias Kagias joins the TOMCAT team as PostDoc

Matias Kagias, will continue his research within the TOMCAT team as a postdoc. He will be working on advanced gratings interferometry applications within the framework of the Eurostar project INFORMAT.

6 June 2017

Pierre Morichau-Beauchant successfully defended his Semester Thesis

In his work entitled “Automatic Segmentation of Rat Heart Cardiac Muscle Cells”, Pierre investigated the feasibility of automatic segmentation of cardiac cells in 3D based on the Random Walker algorithm.

5 June 2017

Mariona Castrejon successfully defended her Semester Thesis

With her work entitled “Multiscale high-resolution data visualization in fetal hearts” Mariona provided a systematic analysis on the existing, more common visualizations tools with the goal of identifying the most suited package to address multiscale imaging problems within the Heart Imaging Project run at TOMCAT in collaboration with the Universitat Pompeu Fabra.

31 May 2017

Carolina Arboleda and Zhentian Wang just returned from an exciting beamtime at SSRF in Shanghai

The purpose of this visit was to measure several microcalcification-containing human breast tissue samples obtained from a hospital in Shanghai.

6 April 2017

Matias Kagias successfully defended his PhD thesis.

3 April 2017

Hector Dejea joined the TOMCAT team as a new PhD

Hector’s PhD will develop in the context of the Heart Imaging Project, working on cardiac tissue analysis with a focus towards dynamic experiments.

2 April 2017

Fei Yang joined the TOMCAT team as a PostDoc

With a PhD in materials science imaging applications, Fei will support the team in grating-based experiments both at the beamline and in the lab.

1 April 2017

Elena Borisova joined the TOMCAT team as a PostDoc

With a PhD in observational astrophysics, Elena has joined the beamline crew to support the team in theoretical aspects related to imaging.

28 March 2017

Hector Dejea successfully defended his MSc Thesis

In his thesis entitled “Cardiac Microstructure Analysis with X-Ray Phase Contrast Imaging”, Hector designed a multiscale imaging setup for rodent hearts and analysed the microstructural components in endomyocardial biopsies, being able to compare in both cases control and cardiovascular disease models.

26 February 2017

Marco Stampanoni appointed member of the SESAME SAC

The SESAME (Synchrotron-light for Experimental Science and Application in the Middle East) Council appointed Marco Stampanoni as Member of the Scientific Advisory Committee.

2 February 2017

Marco Stampanoni appointed member of the LINXS SAB

The newly created Lund Institute for Neutron and X-ray Science (LINXS) has elected Marco Stampanoni as a member of its Scientific Advisory Board.

5 January 2017

New TOMCAT paper

A paper on Applied Physics Letter introducing a dual phase grating interferometer with dark-field tunability is out now.

4 January 2017

New TOMCAT paper

A paper on Optics Express describing STED properties of selected inorganic scintillators is out.

3 January 2017

New TOMCAT paper

A paper on Optics Express introducing SSED (Stimulated Scintillation Emission and Depletion) X-ray imaging is out.

31 December 2016

Alumnus farewell

Goodbye to Dr. Pablo Villanueva, postdoc in our team, who is moving to Hamburg, in Prof. Chapman’s team at X-FEL.

15 December 2016

New group member

Welcome to our new group member Minna Buehrer, who just started her PhD.

1 December 2016

New group member

Welcome to our new group member Amogha Pandeshwar, who just started his PhD.

28 November 2016

Thesis defense

Congratulations to Filippo Arcadu for successfully defending his PhD thesis.

17 November 2016

Marco Stampanoni appointed member of the ALBA SAC

The ALBA synchrotron in Barcelona, appointed Marco Stampanoni as a member of its Scientific Advisory Committee.

28 September 2016

Thesis defense

Congratulations to Silvia Peter for successfully defending her PhD thesis.

19 September 2016

New group member

Welcome to our new group member Hector Dejea, who just started his Master thesis.

2 September 2016

New group member

Welcome to our new group member Stefan Tessarini, who just started his PhD.

1 September 2016

New grant

Zhentian Wang receives a PSI-CROSS grant for the investigation of fuel-cells with dark-field imaging, in collaboration with the team of F. Büchi at PSI.

19 August 2016

New Award

Congratulations to Matias Kagias for winning the Werner Meyer-Ilse Memorial Award.

1 July 2016

New grant

Marco Stampanoni receives an ERC-PoC grant to further develop grating interferometry.

30 April 2016

New SNF grant

Federica Marone receives an SNF grant for the tomographic investigation of fuel cells, in collaboration with the team of F. Büchi at PSI.