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Poster prize awarded to IPS researcher

  • Date: Oct 2022

Rebecca Spiecker awarded poster prize

The German Conference for Research with Synchrotron Radiation, Neutrons and Ion Beams at Large Facilities (SNI2022) in Berlin, Germany, brought together around 400 researchers from these fields. Presentations covered a broad range of topics ranging from fundamental science, through method development, to applications in, e.g., material and biological sciences. The SNI2022 Scientific Committee awarded several prizes to outstanding researchers, which were presented at the closing ceremony of the conference.


Rebecca Spiecker, currently in the last year of her PhD work, received a second poster prize for her work on dose-efficient X-ray phase contrast imaging with Bragg magnifier crystal optics. In order to reach high dose efficiency, she and her colleagues implemented a method combining propagation-based X-ray phase contrast imaging with asymmetric Bragg diffraction by single crystals and a highly detection-efficient single photon-counting detector. The method was applied to an in vivo study of insects, where the high detection efficiency of the system was exploited to increase the time before the onset of radiation damage in the sample. Together with many other works presented at the conference, this project is financed within the ErUM framework of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).


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