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XMaS featured in Philosophical Transactions A

Want to learn about 'XMaS @ the ESRF'? How the project started 25 years ago, the science being done there and how the beamline will evolve with the ESRF-EBS source? This article was part of the UKSR50 celebration.

XMaS featured in Philosophical Transactions A

Link for UKSR50:

Tue 30 Apr 2019, 15:39 | Tags: publications, xmas BL, outreach

XMaS featured in SciVPro

All you need to know about back-contact photovoltaic!

A 32 min video interview of Prof. Sir Richard Friend et al. (University of Cambridge) published in Scientific Video Protocols (SciVPro)*. The data discussed during Dr Abdi-Jalebi and Alsari’s interview (12-18’) were collected on XMaS.

* SciVpro is the first full open-access peer-reviewed video journal.


Prof. Sir Richard Friend (left) - Dr Abdi-Jalebi and Alsari (right)

Thu 25 Apr 2019, 11:56 | Tags: xmas BL, outreach

2018 XMaS Newsletter is out!


You can download it here

Thu 28 Feb 2019, 13:40 | Tags: publications, xmas BL, newsletter, outreach

XMaS Scientist Experience - deadline extension

Calling all Year 12 Female Physics Students!

Please send us your entry for this year's competition. The deadline has now been extended to Friday 8th March. All information and an entry form can be found


Mon 25 Feb 2019, 13:34 | Tags: XMaS Scientist Experience, outreach

Science Gala in the news

This annual event held at the University of Warwick forms part of the outreach activities of XMaS. This year, it benefitted from a wider press coverage.

It featured in the Coventry Telegraph. Ally Caldecote, Monica Ciomaga Hatnean and Natacha Borrel also took part in the the Vic Minett show on BBC radio Coventry and Warwickshire to advertise the event on Tuesday 29th January.

Thank you for the winners of the 2017 and 2018 XMaS Scientist Experiences who looked after the XMaS stand on that busy evening!

Mon 04 Feb 2019, 15:58 | Tags: XMaS Scientist Experience, outreach

Science Gala 2019

Science Gala 2019

Mon 04 Feb 2019, 15:44 | Tags: XMaS Scientist Experience, outreach

XMaS Scientist Experience 2019


The competition is now open!

The trip will take place 30th June-4th July 2019. Students will experience what life might be like as an international research scientist. They will visit the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF) and take part in the Synchrotron@School Programme.

For more information and to download an entry form, please click here.

Mon 24 Sep 2018, 14:23 | Tags: xmas BL, XMaS Scientist Experience, outreach

XMaS Scientist Experience 2019

Competition details for the 2019 edition of the XMaS Scientist Experience will be announced soon! Please keep checking our website for more information.

Wed 15 Aug 2018, 15:35 | Tags: xmas BL, XMaS Scientist Experience, outreach

XMaS Scientist Experience 2018


We are all back from Grenoble, where we had a great time. Thank you to all the people who helped make this trip memorable for our winners, and to the girls themselves, who were so enthusiastic about science!

We are looking forward to our reunion for the Student Showcase, which will take place at the University of Warwick on Wednesday 12th September 2018.

Tue 10 Jul 2018, 10:51 | Tags: xmas BL, ESRF News, XMaS Scientist Experience, outreach

XMaS featured in the ESRF News for the World Environment Day

The 5th June was the World Environment Day. To celebrate the event, ESRF published an article on photovoltaic cells, which is focused on perovskites studies carried out at the ESRF. One of the cited studies took place at XMaS. The work resulted from a collaboration between the University of Sheffield, University of Cambridge, Cardiff University, University of Oxford, University of Warwick and also the Khalifa University of Science and Technology (formerly Masdar Institute, United Arab Emirates). The full article can be viewed here.

Experimental setup for in-situ GI-WAXS and opto-electrical measurements of perovskite solar cells on XMaS. Copyright: Samuele Lilliu.

Mon 11 Jun 2018, 10:57 | Tags: xmas BL, ESRF Highlights, ESRF News, ESRF Spotlight, outreach

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