Applied X-ray spectroscopy

How Japan was worth the jetlag

A while ago I ventured into the Japanese mountains to a strange place called SPring-8 for HAXPES experiments on various metal oxide systems. Besides warning signs mentioning wild boar and deer attacks and the lack of sleep we managed to acquire amazing HAXPES data. A part of this work, on Chris Poll’s (Imperial College London) IrO2 samples, has just been published in PRL.

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