Category Archives: Presentations and teaching

Applications of SAXS: Self-assembled Structures

[Ed: It looks like there is more interest than I thought in the field of SAXS; the “Everything SAXS” review paper has been downloaded over 10000 times!] One more application we found for small-angle scattering was to research structures molecules assemble in when immersed in liquids. Many of us are familiar with the micellar structures […]

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Applications of SAXS: Fibres

I started working with small-angle scattering when investigating fibres during a (fun) company internship at Teijin Aramid. The most recent developments of our work in that field is summarized in this video to show SAXS applications in that field.

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Applications of SAXS: Metal alloys

This week another segment of my presentation, recorded in a slightly different format this time (hopefully for the better, the previous one on SAXS on catalysts can be seen in this post). This time, I discuss an application of SAXS application in the field of metallurgy.

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Applications of SAXS: Catalysts (Video)

Hi all, I have started recording parts of the presentation I have given throughout this year. One part of the presentation consists of a number of application examples of SAXS. Herewith the first of the examples involving catalysts.

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Lessons from history: a look at GE’s early outreach videos

[ed: I'm giving a general SAXS talk at BESSY, the Berlin synchrotron on Friday the 11th at 10:00 local time. Contact me or Andreas Thünemann at BAM for more information] Whenever I think of General Electric, I imagine a stereotypical American company: a top-heavy organization, forcing its employees to learn and recite GE’s mission statement, […]

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Travel part 3: Diamond and Nottingham

The third part of the travel consisted of experiments and one final talk to top it all off.

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Travel part 2: Lille and Birmingham

Lille and Birmingham were on the plan for the Friday and Monday, respectively. 

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Travel part 1: York and Leeds

York and Leeds, the first 40% of the presentations all done. Still to go: Lille, Birmingham and Nottingham, and a few synchrotron days in between. Read on for the experiences at the first two places:

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The making of… a SAXS presentation

Over the last few weeks, I have been working mostly on preparing presentations. It’s not just for the upcoming fun European Tour, but I also gave a 30-minute presentation for a selection committee. This is a part of the application procedure for a permanent position here (though the application process won’t be finished for a […]

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Video: The bits of a SAXS machine

This week, I decided it’s time for another short video. Since I have never actually shown a SAXS machine, I thought it’d be of interest to some to reveal the mythical beast.

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