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The international research centre Elettra Sincrotrone Trieste and Graz University of Technology (TU Graz) strengthen their collaboration as they signed a scientific cooperation agreement today, Thursday, 21st November 2013 in Trieste, Italy. TU Graz is now officially the leading coordinator for the Austrian beamlines: SAXS and DXRL.
Accompanying the signing of the contract, Harald Kainz, Rector of TU Graz, handed over a new X-ray detector, which will significantly broaden the research opportunities at the Austrian beamlines.
"Collaboration and cooperation are more than just catch phrases for TU Graz– they are a crucial part of our self-conception. Therefore it is a great pleasure for us to lead the Austrian part of the outstanding research centre Elettra Sincrotrone Trieste. This research infrastructure brings great opportunities for all scientific partners in Austria and I am absolutely sure that this collaboration is going to be very fruitful”, emphasizes Harald Kainz, Rector of TU Graz.
“The agreement we have just signed - says Carlo Rizzuto, President of Elettra Sincrotrone Trieste - is another step in our long lasting collaboration with the Austrian research community, that has already yielded important results. Austria is with us one of the founding partners of CERIC-ERIC, the new distributed research infrastructure that brings together European centres specialized in the development and use of instrumentation for the study and characterization of materials, just like Elettra and the Technical University of Graz."
Elettra’s light source makes it possible to see the details of the structure and behavior of atoms and molecules and therefore provides information in many fields of research, including electronics, environmental sciences, materials engineering, medicine, and micro and nanotechnology. The light beams produced are conveyed to beamlines that focus them and select their characteristics according to the experimental needs.