XMaS featured in Phys.Rev.Applied
Belmeguenai M, Roussigné Y, Bouloussa H, Chérif SM, Stashkevich A, Nasui M, Gabor MS, Mora-Hernández A, Nicholson B, Inyang O-O, Hindmarch AT, and Bouchenoire L,“Thickness Dependence of the Dzyaloshinskii-Moriya Interaction in Co2FeAl Ultrathin Films: Effects of Annealing Temperature and Heavy-Metal Material”
Bill Stirling made Companion of the order of St Michael and St George
Bill Stirling, the co-originator of the XMaS project with Malcolm Cooper, was awarded the prestigious title of Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George for services to British science and international science collaboration. (credit: David Stirling)
XMaS beamline upgrade
May 16th marked the first day of the XMaS beamline upgrade in the context of the ESRF Extremely Brilliant Source (EBS) project. The first part of the XMaS upgrade consists in extending the length of the present experimental hutch by about 4 m to accommodate the new source position in the upgraded storage ring. The new experimental hutch will occupy the space of the present control cabin. The control cabin will subsequently move 4 m back too and be located close to the offline x-ray source facility.
The XMaS diffractometer being craned out of the experimental hutch. First time in 20 years!
The flying XMaS diffractometer!
The experimental hutch without the diffractometer …
XMaS takes part in the International Day of Light
On the 16th May the International Day of Light (#IDL2018) was launched at UNESCO in Paris. Lightsources.org organised a PhotoWall with pictures from its member facilities that includes the ESRF. XMaS participated to the event.
For those who did not have the chance to view this special PhotoWall (online at https://lightsources.org/ only until the 21st May 2018), the pictures below showing:
- some of the beamline equipment:
In-situ photovoltaics fabrication at XMaS/ESRF. Credit: S. Lilliu/ XMaS-ESRF (France)
Magnetic WAXS/SAXS setup at XMaS-ESRF. Credit: L. Bouchenoire/ XMaS-ESRF (France)
XMaS featured in Carbon
Zhou L, Fox L, Włodek M, Islas L, Slastanova A, Robles E, Bikondoa O, Harniman R, Fox N, Cattelan M, Briscoe WH, "Surface structure of few layer grapheme"
XMaS Scientist Experience 2018
The winners have been announced. Information evenings will be held in Liverpool (8th May) and at the University of Warwick (23rd May). The 16 winners come from all over the country. Well done to them!
XMaS featured in Nature Communications
Cao Y, Wang Z, Park SY, Yuan Y, Liu X, Nikitin SM, Akamatsu H, Kareev M, Middey S, Meyers D, Thompson P, Ryan PJ, Shafer P, N’Diaye A, Arenholz E, Gopalan V, Zhu Y, Rabe KM & Chakhalian J, “Artificial two-dimensional polar metal at room temperature”
XMaS featured in Nature
Abdi-Jalebi M, Andaji-Garmaroudi Z, Cacovich S, Stavrakas C, Philippe B, Richter JM, Alsari M, Booker EP, Hutter EM, Pearson AJ, Lilliu S, Savenije TJ, Rensmo H, Divitini G, Ducati C, Friend RH & Stranks SD, “Maximizing and stabilizing luminescence from halide perovskites with potassium passivation”,
XMaS featured in Synchrotron Radiation News
Cooper M, Bouchenoire L, Synchrotron Rad. News 31, 33-35(2018),"Twenty Years of the XMaS Beamline",