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PSI scientific report 2008

Abstract

This annual report issued by the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI) in Switzerland takes a look at work done at the institute in the year 2008. The institute's findings around the topics of superconductivity and magnetism revealed using neutron scattering and muon spin resonance are reported on. The use of the high spatial resolution of synchrotron light at the Swiss Light Source (SLS) made it possible to create new nano-structures and reveal microscopic details of the functioning of photo-catalysts, fuel cells and bio-molecules. Work performed in the biology, energy, and environmental sciences area is reported on. The dating of glacier ice, the enhancement of the NMR sensitivity for potential medical diagnosis, the development of efficient SPECT tracers and the assessment of long-term safety of radioactive waste repositories are dealt with. On the operational side of the PSI accelerators, two world records are noted. New facilities such as the X-ray Free Electron Laser planned at the PSI are discussed. Further topics discussed include user facilities and technology transfer. Finally, a comprehensive list of publications completes the report.
Authors:
Piwnicki, P [1] 
  1. ed.
Publication Date:
Jul 01, 2009
Product Type:
Technical Report
Report Number:
INIS-CH-10155
Subject:
99 GENERAL AND MISCELLANEOUS//MATHEMATICS, COMPUTING, AND INFORMATION SCIENCE; AGE ESTIMATION; COMPILED DATA; DIAGNOSIS; EDUCATIONAL FACILITIES; ENERGY; ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS; FREE ELECTRON LASERS; FUEL CELLS; GLACIERS; ICE; MAGNETISM; MEDICAL EXAMINATIONS; MOLECULAR BIOLOGY; MOLECULAR STRUCTURE; MUON SPIN RELAXATION; NANOSTRUCTURES; NEUTRONS; NUCLEAR MAGNETIC RESONANCE; PHOTOCATALYSIS; PROGRESS REPORT; RADIOACTIVE WASTE DISPOSAL; REVIEWS; SCATTERING; SINGLE PHOTON EMISSION COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY; SUPERCONDUCTIVITY; SWISS LIGHT SOURCE; SWITZERLAND
Sponsoring Organizations:
Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI), Villigen (Switzerland)
OSTI ID:
21287255
Research Organizations:
Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI), Villigen (Switzerland)
Country of Origin:
Switzerland
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Other: ISSN 1662-1719; TRN: CH0901116035638
Availability:
Available from INIS in electronic form
Submitting Site:
CHN
Size:
416 pages
Announcement Date:
May 19, 2010

Citation Formats

Piwnicki, P. PSI scientific report 2008. Switzerland: N. p., 2009. Web.
Piwnicki, P. PSI scientific report 2008. Switzerland.
Piwnicki, P. 2009. "PSI scientific report 2008." Switzerland.
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title = {PSI scientific report 2008}
author = {Piwnicki, P}
abstractNote = {This annual report issued by the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI) in Switzerland takes a look at work done at the institute in the year 2008. The institute's findings around the topics of superconductivity and magnetism revealed using neutron scattering and muon spin resonance are reported on. The use of the high spatial resolution of synchrotron light at the Swiss Light Source (SLS) made it possible to create new nano-structures and reveal microscopic details of the functioning of photo-catalysts, fuel cells and bio-molecules. Work performed in the biology, energy, and environmental sciences area is reported on. The dating of glacier ice, the enhancement of the NMR sensitivity for potential medical diagnosis, the development of efficient SPECT tracers and the assessment of long-term safety of radioactive waste repositories are dealt with. On the operational side of the PSI accelerators, two world records are noted. New facilities such as the X-ray Free Electron Laser planned at the PSI are discussed. Further topics discussed include user facilities and technology transfer. Finally, a comprehensive list of publications completes the report.}
place = {Switzerland}
year = {2009}
month = {Jul}
}