Category Archives: Announcements
For a while now, I have wanted to write a book about SAXS, introducing the topics, explaining the details, and including many of the more popular posts from this site. Unfortunately, no lucrative old-style book contracts have been proffered, so I will resort to another approach: a living Git-book.
Dear readers, unfortunately, my video recording for this week needs a bit more editing than I had spare time for today. It’ll be done tomorrow. See you then!
Dear readers, As you read this, I’ll be trying to get to the Denver X-ray Conference in Montana. I’ll be giving a talk there on Friday morning introducing small-angle scattering to fellow X-ray afficionados and hopefully convert a soul or two to the narrow field we’re in. Please come and say hi if you’re around, […]
Dear Scatterers, Monday’s post will be delayed as I will be travelling to the Denver X-ray Conference. I didn’t manage to finish it in time due to an unexpected bike crash.
Indeed, we are already prety much halfway through the useful part of 2014, considering the latter half of December is a globally recognised period for scientific procrastination. It’s also a good time now to quickly give you an update about some of the things transpiring here.
Through a combination of events (and Twitter), my visit to the Diamond Synchrotron has become the nucleation site for a whole host of talks throughout the UK and France. Here’s the plan:
This news has also been covered by Birmingham University, Martin Hollamby and The Schnepp Group, and may appear in other news outlets soon. [update: like at azonano.com, nanowerk.com, the Mumbai mirror, FuelCellsWorks, supergen fuel cells, green car congress and phys.org. update2: Some more selected outlets: Ars Technica, the Conversation, World of Chemicals, Renewables Europe, Hydrogen and Fuel Cell letter (paywalled), […]
Ok, so let’s start with the disclaimer: very initial results (fresh off the instrument, hence the delay), and the primary beam intensity is still very, very weak (flux at sample position: ~5kHz, at 10% generator power). Background detection level is typically on the order of 1 Hz.
My apologies for not having a post ready this week, I wanted to post about instrument alignment and how amazingly well it works, but it turns out machine alignment isn’t all that easy. As another post was not yet complete either, I have to take a raincheck and update soon again! Sorry for the delay! […]