4th July – 13th July 2018
Directors of the Course: Paul Henry (ISIS Neutron and Muon Source) and Timmy Ramirez-Cuesta (Oak Ridge National Laboratory)
Dr. Thomas Christiansen
Museo Egizio, Torino, Italy
“Tracing the history of ancient Egyptian ink with synchrotron and neutron sources”
26th June, 11:00 a.m.
A team of two Master students and two PhD students worked on VESUVIO beamline improvement during an international experiment at the ISIS-STFC pulsed neutron and muon source. The hands-on training of the undergraduate students from the Physics department of the University of Rome Tor Vergata, Federico Chiarelli and Antonio D’Auria, was part of the course of “Modern Applied Physics” coordinated by Prof. Roberto Senesi. During the neutron experiment Federico and Antonio were supervised by Dr. Pierfrancesco Ulpiani and Dr. Dalila Onorati, first year PhD students of the University of Rome Tor Vergata. The whole team was composed also by Prof. Roberto Senesi and the instrument scientists Dr. Giovanni Romanelli and Dr. Matthew Krzystynyak.
Aim of the experiment was to demonstrate the improvement of VESUVIO after the changes of the experimental set-up performed by the team.
The very surprising preliminary results have demonstrated an increase of the counting statistics by a factor 6. It seems like an upgrade of the beamline without any expenses; in fact the Physics under the detection process was modified and not the hardware used.
A very exiting experience for the students!!
from back left: A. D’auria, Prof. R. Senesi, F. Chiarelli, Dr. D. Onorati and Dr. P. Ulpiani
from front left: Dr. G. Romanelli and Dr. M. Krzystynyak
Poster with preliminary result
Prof. Francesco Mallamace
University of Messina, Messina, Italy
“Nuclear Compton scattering and nuclear magnetic resonance, a common way to understand the local order“
30th May, 10:30 a.m.
The Award consists of a silver medal and will be assigned by the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU) during the PhD Investiture Ceremony on the 25th May 2018 (Leioa, Great Hall).
Claudia Scatigno received a “Doctor Europaeus” and International PhD in Earth Science (“La Sapienza” University of Rome) and in Cross-Disciplinary Approaches to Heritage and Landscape, Environmental Analytical Chemistry (UPV/EHU) in 2017. Currently she is a PhD student in Chemical Science at the Department of “Chemical Science and Technologies” (DSTC), University of Rome “Tor Vergata”.
She is presently a member of the TOSCA and VESPA experimental teams at the ISIS Spallation Neutron Source (UK) working on the upgrading and developments of both the Inelastic Neutron Scattering beamlines. In particular she is working to the development of an ad-hoc database for instrument-model validation by chemometric tools on TOSCA spectrometer; and, as a member of the VESPA project, she is working at the design and development of the CNR-STFC Inelastic neutrons vibrational beamline which will be realised at ISIS and then installed at the ESS (Lund, Sweden).