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Study trip went to hi-tech particle accelerator

University of Copenhagen PhD students in France use huge circular particle accelerator facility for course in advanced X-ray physics

Ever dreamt of possessing the power of a superhero, like the X-ray vision of a Superman?

Six PhD students from the Life Science and Science faculties have just been given these superhuman powers, albeit for a short period of time and under laboratory conditions, in Grenoble, France, as they checked out the power of advanced X-ray physics at the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF).

Among these students was Tine Straasø, a PhD student at the Niels Bohr Institute, who sent us a photo story from her trip.

Crystals, blood cells and molecules

Tine and her colleagues worked with synchrotrons (large particle accelerators) and neutron radiation while working with some very fancy, specialised equipment. They researched topics like membrane proteins over crystals in malaria-infected blood cells and molecular electronic structures.

Take a look at her photo story of the scientists working the equipment here.

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