Dr Lisa Vaccari (Elettra , Trieste)
Ljiljana Puskar (Australian Synchrotron)
Prof. Elena Ivanova (Swinburne Univeristy of Technology)
Nature has developed numerous strategies for coping with bacterial infection. One such strategy, employed by insects, involves killing any cells that may attach to their wings by means of complex nanostructures. Cicada dragonfly wings are both covered by an array of nanopillar-type structures that vary in their spatial patterning. In both cases the nanopillars rupture and kill bacterial cells,...
Dr Kevin Prince (Elettra , Trieste)
Extreme ultraviolet and x-ray Free Electron Lasers (FELs) are based on technologies developed for synchrotron light sources, but the light produced has properties which are a unique combination of those of optical laser light (ultrashort pulses, high intensity, coherence), synchrotron light (short wavelength) or both (variable polarization). These properties open new frontiers for research in...