Jasper Plaisier

Head of MCX beamline
Elettra - Sincrotrone Trieste, ss 14, km 163.5,
34149 Basovizza, Trieste Italy.
TEL: +39 040 3758714


  • 2000-2007: Postdoctoral Researcher, Leiden University, Department of Chemistry, Biophysical Structural Chemistry
  • 2007-2015: Beamline Scientist, Elettra - Sincrotrone Trieste, beamline MCX
  • 2015-now : Beamline Responsible, Elettra - Sincrotrone Trieste, beamline MCX


  • PhD in Chemistry: "Investigations into some platinum metal oxides", Leiden University, Department of Chemistry, Inorganic Solid State Chemistry


  • Shanbogh, P., Raghunathan, R., Swain, D., Feygenson, M., Neuefeind, J., Plaisier, J.R., Narayana, C., Rao, A., Sundaram, N. Impact of Average, Local, and Electronic Structure on Visible Light Photocatalysis in Novel BiREWO6 (RE = Eu and Tb) Nanomaterials (2018) ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 10(42), pp. 35876-35887.
  • Artini, C., Carnasciali, M.M., Plaisier, J.R., Costa, G.A., Pani, M., A novel method for the evaluation of the Rare Earth (RE) coordination number in RE-doped ceria through Raman spectroscopy (2017) Solid State Ionics, 311, pp. 90-97.
  • Plaisier, J.R., Nodari, L., Gigli, L., Miguel, E.P.R.S., Bertoncello, R., Lausi, A. The X-ray diffraction beamline MCX at Elettra: A case study of non-destructive analysis on stained glass (2017) Acta IMEKO, 6 (3), pp. 71-75.
  • Shkvarina, E.G., Titov, A.A., Doroschek, A.A., Shkvarin, A.S., Starichenko, D.V., Plaisier, J.R., Gigli, L., Titov, A.N., 2D-3D transition in Cu-TiS2 system (2017) Journal of Chemical Physics, 147 (4), art. no. 044712, .
  • Meljanac, D., Juraić, K., Mandić, V., Skenderović, H., Bernstorff, S., Plaisier, J.R., Šantić, A., Gajović, A., Šantić, B., Gracin, D. The influence of thermal annealing on the structural, optical and electrical properties of AZO thin films deposited by magnetron sputtering (2017) Surface and Coatings Technology, 321, pp. 292-299.
  • Guglieri, C., Aquilanti, G., Olivi, L., Demitri, N., Plaisier, J. In Situ Structural Study of the Synthesis of ZnO Nanoparticles and the Adsorption Process of Thiol Ligands (2017) Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 121 (26), pp. 14083-14087.
  • Artini, C., Locardi, F., Pani, M., Nelli, I., Caglieris, F., Masini, R., Plaisier, J.R., Costa, G.A. Yb-doped Gd2O2CO3: Structure, microstructure, thermal and magnetic behaviour (2017) Journal of Physics and Chemistry of Solids, 103, pp. 59-66.
  • Tortora, M., Biasiol, G., Cautero, G., Menk, R.H., Plaisier, J.R., Antonelli, M. Fast pixelated sensors for radiation detection and imaging based on quantum confined structures in III/V semiconductors (2017) Journal of Instrumentation, 12 (3), art. no. C03032, .
  • Artini, C., Pani, M., Carnasciali, M.M., Plaisier, J.R., Costa, G.A. Lu-, Sm-, and Gd-Doped Ceria: A Comparative Approach to Their Structural Properties (2016) Inorganic Chemistry, 55 (20), pp. 10567-10579.
  • Merlini, M., Sapelli, F., Fumagalli, P., Gatta, G.D., Lotti, P., Tumiati, S., Aabdellatief, M., Lausi, A., Plaisier, J., Hanfland, M., Crichton, W., Chantel, J., Guignard, J., Meneghini, C., Pavese, A., Poli, S. High-temperature and high-pressure behavior of carbonates in the ternary diagram CaCO3-MgCO3-FeCO3 (2016) American Mineralogist, 101 (6), pp. 1423-1430.
  • Pollastri, S., Perchiazzi, N., Lezzerini, M., Plaisier, J.R., Cavallo, A., Dalconi, M.C., Gandolfi, N.B., Gualtieri, A.F. The crystal structure of mineral fibres. 1. Chrysotile (2016) Periodico di Mineralogia, 85 (3), pp. 249-259.
  • Piccinelli, F., Trevisani, M., Plaisier, J.R., Bettinelli, M. Structural study of Yb3+, Eu3+ and Pr3+ doped Ca9Lu(PO4)7 (2015) Journal of Rare Earths, 33 (9), art. no. 60515, pp. 977-982.
  • Artini, C., Pani, M., Carnasciali, M.M., Buscaglia, M.T., Plaisier, J.R., Costa, G.A. Structural features of Sm- and Gd-doped ceria studied by synchrotron X-ray diffraction and -raman spectroscopy (2015) Inorganic Chemistry, 54 (8), pp. 4126-4137.
  • Aquilanti, G., Vaccari, L., Plaisier, J.R., Goldoni, A. Instrumentation at synchrotron radiation beamlines (2015) Synchrotron Radiation: Basics, Methods and Applications, pp. 65-104.
  • Guglieri, C., Aquilanti, G., Olivi, L., Novella, N., Grisonich, R., Demitri, N., Plaisier, J., Carmona, N. Real-time structural study of the synthesis of ZnO nanoparticles capped with dodecanethiol molecules (2015) IEEE-NANO 2015 - 15th International Conference on Nanotechnology, art. no. 7388789, pp. 1004-1007.
  • Malba, C.M., Enrichi, F., Facchin, M., Demitri, N., Plaisier, J.R., Natile, M.M., Selva, M., Riello, P., Perosa, A., Benedetti, A. Phosphonium-based tetrakis dibenzoylmethane Eu(III) and Sm(III) complexes: Synthesis, crystal structure and photoluminescence properties in a weakly coordinating phosphonium ionic liquid (2015) RSC Advances, 5 (75), pp. 60898-60907.
  • Lausi, A., Polentarutti, M., Onesti, S., Plaisier, J.R., Busetto, E., Bais, G., Barba, L., Cassetta, A., Campi, G., Lamba, D., Pifferi, A., Mande, S.C., Sarma, D.D., Sharma, S.M., Paolucci, G. Status of the crystallography beamlines at Elettra (2015) European Physical Journal Plus, 130 (3), art. no. 43, 8 p.
  • Cobourne, G., Mountjoy, G., Rodriguez-Blanco, J.D., Benning, L.G., Hannon, A.C., Plaisier, J.R. Neutron and X-ray diffraction and empirical potential structure refinement modelling of magnesium stabilised amorphous calcium carbonate (2014) Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids, 401, pp. 154-158.
  • Zannier, V., Grillo, V., Martelli, F., Plaisier, J.R., Lausi, A., Rubini, S. Tuning the growth mode of nanowires via the interaction among seeds, substrates and beam fluxes (2014) Nanoscale, 6 (14), pp. 8392-8399.
  • Rebuffi, L., Plaisier, J.R., Abdellatief, M., Lausi, A., Scardi, A.P. Mcx: A synchrotron radiation beamline for X-ray diffraction line profile analysis (2014) Zeitschrift fur Anorganische und Allgemeine Chemie, 640 (15), pp. 3100-3106.
  • Artini, C., Pani, M., Plaisier, J.R., Costa, G.A. Structural study of Nd oxidation by means of in-situ synchrotron X-ray diffraction (400 ≤ T ≤ 700 C) (2014) Solid State Ionics, 257, pp. 38-41.
  • Zannier, V., Martelli, F., Grillo, V., Plaisier, J.R., Lausi, A., Rubini, S. Strong blue emission from ZnSe nanowires grown at low temperature (2014) Physica Status Solidi - Rapid Research Letters, 8 (2), pp. 182-186.
  • Abdellatief, M., Lausi, A., Plaisier, J.R., Scardi, P. Influence of lattice defects on the grain growth kinetics of nanocrystalline fluorite (2014) Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A: Physical Metallurgy and Materials Science, 45 (1), pp. 123-128.
  • Fuentes-Cobas, L.E., Pardo, L., Montero-Cabrera, M.E., Plaisier, J.R., García, A., Brebøl, K., Mercadelli, E., Galassi, C. The 0.96(Bi0.5Na0.5)TiO3 - 0.04BaTiO3 crystal structure: A high-Q, high-counting statistics synchrotron diffraction analysis (2014) Crystal Research and Technology, 49 (2-3), pp. 190-194.
  • Glaser, D., Polese, C., Bedekar, R.D., Plaisier, J., Pityana, S., Masina, B., Mathebula, T., Troiani, E. Laser shock peening on a 6056-T4 aluminium alloy for airframe applications (2014) Advanced Materials Research, 891-892, pp. 974-979.
  • Fraleoni-Morgera, A., Palma, G., Plaisier, J.R. Fast fabrication over large areas of P3HT nanostructures with high supramolecular order (2013) RSC Advances, 3 (36), pp. 15664-15669.
  • Riello, P., Lausi, A., MacLeod, J., Plaisier, J.R., Zerauschek, G., Fornasiero, P. In situ reaction furnace for real-time XRD studies (2013) Journal of Synchrotron Radiation, 20 (1), pp. 194-196.
  • Artini, C., Costa, G.A., Pani, M., Lausi, A., Plaisier, J. Structural characterization of the CeO2/Gd 2O3 mixed system by synchrotron X-ray diffraction (2012) Journal of Solid State Chemistry, 190, pp. 24-28.
  • Hazra, S.K., Borgese, L., Federici, S., Bontempi, E., Ferrari, M., Ferrari, V., Plaisier, J.R., Santarelli, X., Zerauschek, G., Lausi, A., Depero, L.E. Electrical resistivity of Ti-Zn mixed oxide thin films deposited by atomic layer deposition (2012) Thin Solid Films, 520 (16), pp. 5151-5154.
  • Ivetic, G., Meneghin, I., Troiani, E., Molinari, G., Ocaña, J.L., Morales, M., Porro, J.A., Lanciotti, A., Ristori, V., Polese, C., Plaisier, J., Lausi, A. Corrigendum to: " Fatigue in laser shock peened open-hole thin aluminium specimens" [Mater. Sci. Eng. A 534 (2012) 573-579] (2012) Materials Science and Engineering A, 542, p. 147.
  • Ivetic, G., Meneghin, I., Troiani, E., Molinari, G., Ocaña, J., Morales, M., Porro, J., Lanciotti, A., Ristori, V., Polese, C., Plaisier, J., Lausi, A. Fatigue in laser shock peened open-hole thin aluminium specimens (2012) Materials Science and Engineering A, 534, pp. 573-579.
  • Ricci, A., Poccia, N., Joseph, B., Arrighetti, G., Barba, L., Plaisier, J., Campi, G., Mizuguchi, Y., Takeya, H., Takano, Y., Saini, N.L., Bianconi, A. Intrinsic phase separation in superconducting K0.8Fe1.6Se2 (Tc = 31.8K) single crystals (2011) Superconductor Science and Technology, 24 (8), art. no. 082002, .
  • Jiang, L., Schaffitzel, C., Bingel-Erlenmeyer, R., Ban, N., Korber, P., Koning, R.I., de Geus, D.C., Plaisier, J.R., Abrahams, J.P. Recycling of Aborted Ribosomal 50S Subunit-Nascent Chain-tRNA Complexes by the Heat Shock Protein Hsp15 (2009) Journal of Molecular Biology, 386 (5), pp. 1357-1367.
  • Abrahams, J.P., Plaisier, J.R., Ness, S., Pannu, N.S. Phase refinement through density modification (2007) Macromolecular Crystallography: Conventional and high-throughput methods, .
  • Plaisier, J.R., Jiang, L., Abrahams, J.P. Cyclops: New modular software suite for cryo-EM (2007) Journal of Structural Biology, 157 (1), pp. 19-27.
  • Timmer, M.S.M., Risseeuw, M.D.P., Verdoes, M., Filippov, D.V., Plaisier, J.R., Van Der Marel, G.A., Overkleeft, H.S., Van Boom, J.H. Synthesis of functionalized heterocycles via a tandem Staudinger/aza- Wittig/Ugi multicomponent reaction (2005) Tetrahedron Asymmetry, 16 (1), pp. 177-185.
  • Van Roon, A.-M.M., Bink, H.H.J., Plaisier, J.R., Pleij, C.W.A., Abrahams, J.P., Pannu, N.S. Crystal structure of an empty capsid of turnip yellow mosaic virus (2004) Journal of Molecular Biology, 341 (5), pp. 1205-1214.
  • Plaisier, J.R., Koning, R.I., Koerten, H.K., Van Heel, M., Abrahams, J.P. TYSON: Robust searching, sorting, and selecting of single particles in electron micrographs (2004) Journal of Structural Biology, 145 (1-2), pp. 76-83.
  • Koning, R., Van Den Worm, S., Plaisier, J.R., Van Duin, J., Abrahams, J.P., Koerten, H. Visualization by cryo-electron microscopy of genomic RNA that binds to the protein capsid inside bacteriophage MS2 (2003) Journal of Molecular Biology, 332 (2), pp. 415-422.
  • Plaisier, J.R., Koning, R.I., Koerten, H.K., Van Roon, A.M., Thomassen, E.A.J., Kuil, M.E., Hendrix, J., Broennimann, C., Pannu, N.S., Abrahams, J.P. Area detectors in structural biology (2003) Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment, 509 (1-3), pp. 274-282.
  • Plaisier, J.R., Drost, R.J., IJdo, D.J.W. Structures and magnetic properties of Ln3OsO7(Ln = Pr, Nd, Sm) (2002) Journal of Solid State Chemistry, 169 (2), pp. 189-198.
  • Plaisier, J.R., IJdo, D.J.W. Synthesis and structure of Ba5(OsO5)3NO3 (2001) Materials Research Bulletin, 36 (5-6), pp. 1117-1122.
  • Plaisier, J.R., Van Vliet, A.A.C., IJdo, D.J.W. Synthesis, Structure and magnetic properties of a new hollandite: Sr0.75Rh4O8 (2001) Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 314 (1-2), pp. 56-61.
  • Vente, J.F., Plaisier, J.R., IJdo, D.J.W., Kamenev, K.V. Preparation and crystallographic properties of Sr7-x(Ca/Bax)Mn4O15 (2000) Materials Research Bulletin, 35 (14-15), pp. 2437-2444.
  • De Boer, R., Cordfunke, E.H.P., Van Vlaanderen, P., IJdo, D.J.W., Plaisier, J.R. The Crystal Structures of Zr5Te4 and Zr3Te (1998) Journal of Solid State Chemistry, 139 (2), pp. 213-219.
  • Plaisier, J.R., De Graaff, R.A.G., IJdo, D.J.W. Structure determination of Ba4Os6O18Cl (1996) Materials Research Bulletin, 31 (3), pp. 279-282.
  • Blasse, G., Bernardi, G., IJdo, D.J.W., Plaisier, J.R. Yellow zirconate luminescence in Ca3ZrSi2O9 (1995) Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 217 (1), pp. 29-30.
  • Plaisier, J.R., de Graaff, R.A.G., IJdo, D.J.W. Structure determination of a new apatite: Ba5(OsO5)3Cl (1995) Materials Research Bulletin, 30 (10), pp. 1249-1252.
  • Plaister, J.R., Jansen, J., De Graaff, R.A.G., IJdo, D.J.W. Structure determination of Ca3HfSi2O9 and Ca3ZrSi2O9 from powder diffraction (1995) Journal of Solid State Chemistry, 115 (2), pp. 464-468.
  • Plaisier, J.R., IJdo, D.J.W., de Mello Donegá, C., Blasse, G. Structure and Luminescence of Barium Uranium Disilicate (BaUO2Si2O6) (1995) Chemistry of Materials, 7 (4), pp. 738-743.
  • Blasse, G., Hamstra, M.A., IJdo, D.J.W., Plaisier, J.R. Synthesis, structure and luminescence of new Ca3SnSi2O9 (1995) Materials Research Bulletin, 30 (8), pp. 967-973.
  • Plaisier, J.R., Huntelaar, M.E., de Graaff, R.A.G., IJdo, D.J.W. A contribution to the understanding of phase equilibria [structure of Sr7ZrSi6O21] (1994) Materials Research Bulletin, 29 (7), pp. 701-707.

last update October 30, 2018, at 03:21 PM by Jasper Plaisier