HERCULES 2016 at the Italian Representing Entity of CERIC, Elettra Sincrotrone Trieste

From April 11th to 15th 2016, the Italian Representing Entity of CERIC-ERIC, Elettra Sincrotrone Trieste, welcomed a group of 16 PhD and post-doc students from the HERCULES school.

HERCULES is a world known 1-month school providing training for students, postdoctoral and senior scientists in the field of neutron and synchrotron radiation for condensed matter studies. It includes lectures, practicals and tutorials, as well as a week at a European facility.

Cecilia Blasetti introduces CERIC-ERIC to the students

During their training visit, the students could benefit from high level scientific lectures about the scientific possibilities offered by CERIC-ERIC and about the Elettra and FERMI lightsources.

Prof. Janez Plavec, director of the Slovenian Partner Facility in CERIC, also presented the Slovenian NMR, and gave some examples of the research that can be conducted with the techniques offered.

Prof. Janez Plavec presents the Slovenian NMR

The program was complemented by 2 full days of practicals on FERMI (control room and experimental hall), the Nano Innovation Laboratory and five Elettra beamlines (BACH, BadElph, Nanospectroscopy, SAXS, TWINMIC). The students’ proactive interest confirms once more the excellence of the instruments available in CERIC and its facilities and of the technical personnel.