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A photochemical reaction in its becoming has been observed with unprecedented detail at FEL FERMI

Published at: 2018-01-29 10:19

The result of the experiment published in Nature Communications paves the way for investigations that can shed new light on photochemical processes.

“Shooting the movie” of a photochemical reaction, interpreting its hidden details with the help of a computer: this is what has been done, thanks to the extraordinary capabilities of the FERMI free electron laser source in Trieste, by a research team composed of the Universities of Uppsala and Gothenburg in Sweden, the Institut Ruđer Bošković of Zagreb, the Elettra-FERMI Laboratory, the University of Trieste and the Laboratory of Physical Chemistry, Matter and Radiation in Paris. The study was published in Nature Communications.



The teeth of a prehistoric fetus give us information about the last months of a mother and child, who lived 27k years BP

Published at: 2017-08-28 09:19
The exceptional study of an Italian team led by “Sapienza Università di Roma” has been made possible by non-invasive techniques realized with synchrotron light in Trieste. The research has been published on Scientific Reports

Fossil records enable a detailed reconstruction of our planet’s history and of the evolution of our species. But what kind of information can we obtain from the fossils of a fetus from almost 30,000 years ago? This has been investigated by a study recently published in the journal Scientific Reports and realized by Alessia Nava from ”Sapienza Università di Roma”, in collaboration with the Museum of Civilizations of Rome, Fermi Center, Elettra Sincrotrone Trieste, the Abdus Salam International Center for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), Università degli Studi di Bari and the University of Wollongong in Australia.

With Elettra, ICTP and Promoscience, Trieste’s science is in the front line with the Middle East SESAME project launched in Jordan today

Published at: 2017-05-16 10:01

Trieste’s scientific system underlies the new synchrotron light lab SESAME (Synchrotron-Light for Experimental Science), that today has been officially opened near Amman in the presence of the King of Jordan. SESAME ( is both a major scientific project and an example of peaceful coexistence as it is managed by an autonomous intergovernmental organization of scientists from Countries racked by conflict and tension such as Cyprus, Israel, Iran, Pakistan, Turkey, Egypt, Jordan and the Palestinian Authority.


Elettra protagonista della prima puntata di Limen, su Rai Italia.

Published at: 2016-11-24 11:01

Parte da Trieste e dall’eccellenza scientifica di AREA Science Park la nuova trasmissione di Rai Italia: Limen, un viaggio alla scoperta di alcuni tra i più importanti centri di ricercadel nostro Paese.
Protagonista della prima puntata, interamente visibile online sul sito del programma, il centro Elettra Sincrotrone Trieste. E, la prossima settimana, seconda tappa all’ICGEB. (Only Italian Version


Two new Indo-Italian beamlines inaugurated today

Published at: 2016-10-20 14:01

October, 20. Two new experimental stations, beamlines, were inaugurated today at the Elettra Sincrotrone Trieste research center. They will be used in a wide range of fields from the development of new materials to pharmacology and biotechnology, and will consolidate scientific cooperation between India and Italy.



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