Cambridge Nano-Doctoral Training Centre Visit (17th and 18th May 2018)
The main aim of the visit was for the students to learn about the power of synchrotron radiation for science and characterisation at the nano-scale. For this reason, the students visiting were able to get a first-hand look of the different facilities, not only at the ESRF, but also across labs on the EPN and GIANT Innovation Campus dedicated to the micro- and nano-research.
The students were able to get a better understanding of the facilities in the Grenoble Presqu'île with presentations of the ESRF, the ILL and the CEA followed by visits of these institutes.
More particularly at the ESRF, after a welcoming from Jean Susini they assisted to a presentation of the Nanoprobe group by Tobias Schulli and were able to meet and exchange with Vanessa Tardillo Suarez and Andreas Johannes of the X-ray Nanoprobe Group currently at the ESRF. Moreover, taking the advantage of the shutdown period, they had the chance to visit inside the tunnel accelerator, with Yannick Lacaze and Ennio Capria. The visit closed with a remarkable visit of ID19 by Alexander Rack.
One outcome of the visit is to strengthen the collaboration between the ESRF and the Cambridge Doctoral Training Centre where the ESRF may become an institutional partner of the programme.