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December 16, 2014 — SOLEIL

Nitrogen Cages to Store Hydrogen

Research groups from CEA, CNRS as well as the SOLEIL and ESRF synchrotrons, have studied compounds formed by compressing N2-H2 mixtures. One of these...
December 2, 2014 — SOLEIL

Einstein-Bohr Gedanken Experiment Performed at the Molecular Level

French, Swedish and Japanese teams managed to realize, for the first time, a molecular photoionization experiment illustrating a gedanken experiment...
June 17, 2014 — SOLEIL

Doppler Effect: A Variation in the Infinitely Small

Thanks to an experimental setup unique in the world, a team of researchers from the Laboratory of Physical Chemistry - Matter and Radiation (UMPC /...
May 9, 2014 — SOLEIL

A New Way to Identify the Atomic Origin of Molecular Valence Electrons

Illustration of the effect of electron ejection according to the atom of origin: the electronic emission spectrum for a lightweight atom is much...
November 25, 2011 — SOLEIL

An earlier diagnosis to avoid kidney transplants

  An analytical technique using high brilliance infrared light produced by the SOLEIL synchrotron has been developed by teams from the CNRS,...
October 6, 2011 — SOLEIL

Osteoporosis and strontium –  research carried out on SOLEIL's DIFFABS Beamline

Example of sample studied in this work: piece of bone with some cartilage at the top (yellowish colour).   Osteoporosis is a major...
December 6, 2010 — SOLEIL

Elucidation of the 3D structure of chikungunya virus surfaceproteins

Researchers at the Pasteur Institute and the CNRS, in collaboration with the Synchrotron SOLEIL, have solved the three-dimensional structures of the...
May 28, 2010 — SOLEIL

The role of calcium in Randall’s plaques (kidney stones)

Randall’s plaques are soft tissue calcifications found in the deep renal medulla skirting the surface of the epithelium of the papilla, where...
August 15, 2007 — SOLEIL

The synchrotron SOLEIL machine has started operation

SOLEIL has accelerated and injected electrons for the first time in its storage ring on May 14, 2006 at 2:00 am. These first tests went off very...
August 15, 2007 — SOLEIL

First Set of Experiments at SOLEIL

On march 21th 2007, the very first X-ray absorption spectrum has been collected, the sample being a kidney stone. These biomaterials are composed...