Cambridge Nano-Doctoral Training Centre Visit (17th and 18th May)

In the context of the NFFA (Horizon 2020) and IRT Nanoelec projects, the ESRF had the pleasure of receiving 12 students from the Cambridge Nano-Doctoral Training Centre on the 17th and 18th of May.

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.

As a partner of the Platform for Advanced Characterisation – Grenoble (PAC-G), the partnership dedicated to the characterisation services for nano- and microelectronics, the ESRF had the occasion to present the ILL and the CEA; where the students were able to get a better understanding of the facilities in the Grenoble Presqu’île, 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. The visit was organised by Christian and Dorian, managers at the ESRF.

Thanks to the participation of managers and scientists, 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 program.