Category Archives: Announcements

1/2 – year update

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.

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LookingAtNothing On Tour!

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: 

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Green catalysts from pigs!

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), […]

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The Bonse Hart instrument works!

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.

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Slight delay.

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! […]

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Minor delay…

My apologies for not posting this week. Next week there should be much goodness!

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Conference plan and a new poster…

A day later than planned, but here’s another post. I am planning to speak at the TMS Magnesium Workshop Madrid 2013, some time during the conference lasting from May 21 to May 25. During this conference I will be focusing on the results we obtained for ex-situ and the preliminary in-situ results studying the growth […]

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Papers! One of mine and one on detector data read-in

It has been a long time in the making, but now the day has finally come where the 1D Monte Carlo method has been published! To top it off, the publication is open access (courtesy of my current institute: NIMS), and has a wicked showcase document as supplementary material. Feel (very) free to check it […]

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Job offer: Anything you want!

It is that time of the season again, when the group I am working in is hiring. In short: if you are a fresh Ph.D. graduate or a post-doc within 10 years of obtaining your Ph.D., and you want to do your own research with at least a tenuous link to materials science, this is […]

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A new year, seven publications to write and a short movie

Dear scatterers, First of all, allow me to wish you a very happy 2013, wishing you much comfort, many good meetings and world peace. With that out of the way, this year might be different from others on this weblog, as I have to spend oodles of time on my “favourite” activity: trying to publish. […]

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