Author Archives: Brian
For today’s post, I had a few things planned, but haven’t been able to work anything out yet. So I’ll talk a little about these bits and pieces: Upcoming conferences and meetings, some future instrumentation plans, and a little about the Fancy Background Subtraction
Before I get started, let me just highlight the new small-angle scattering issue of J. Appl. Cryst. which has come out a few days ago. My contribution was unfortunately not accepted (and I haven’t worked much on it since due to rejection depression), but the journal is still very much worth a read! Now for […]
I feel I need to make a public apology: it turns out that I have been inaccurate in some of my recent papers on the explanation of the estimation of the uncertainties on the intensities (the uncertainties themselves, however, are correct, so I calculated it right but described it wrong). Here’s what happened:
A great many of the data correction issues in small-angle scattering can be resolved by trading a kidney for a PILATUS detector  (or similar ). These are detectors using a single crystal sensor as detection surface, and have extremely low noise, low distortion, high dynamic range and single photon sensing capabilities. However, as investigated […]
Over the last year or so, I have spent quite some words on the Monte Carlo method for extracting (particle) size distributions from scattering data. However, it may be more illustrative to show a short video of such a fit in action, simultaneously demonstrating the new GUI.
More about this next week, but Ingo has kindly provided a Windows executable version of one of the latest development builds of the Monte Carlo code (with GUI). While I have not yet had the chance to test it (being on a mac myself), please go ahead and get it from here! Some of you may […]
It has been a very quiet four months (since this post) on the Bonse Hart front, as the generator was out of order (yes, again, and again). However, on one of the last days of 2013, something stirred in the lab, unsettled some dust and replaced the broken part. While I am not quite sure […]
It’s my pleasure to inform you that after almost 1.5 years of work, Julian Rosalie and I finally managed to get this paper out (open access arXiv version).
Welcome to the new year, may it be even more fun than the last! For today, I have two items on the menu: a paper that came to my attention and some fresh new-years resolutions…