Current Issue: December 2018, No. 80

Focus on 30 years of science 1988-2018

The ESRF is celebrating 30 years since the signature of its Convention that sealed the way ahead for the creation of the world's first third generation synchrotron light source. In the December issue of ESRF News, we revisit the last three decades, with the first User Meeting, the first experiments, the first highlights and the Nobel prizes that followed. And we take a closer look into the future of the ESRF, with and update on the Extremely Brilliant Source. As the ESRF prepares for the long shutdown, the new machine is already waiting in the wings to come centre stage.  Also in this issue, find out how one company used nanotomography at the ESRF to find out how fuel cells degrade, and get the calendar of workshops scheduled at the ESRF in 2019.   

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