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Ultra-SAXS on powders: pow(d)er to the people!

2015/06/30 // 0 Comments

After the imminent move, “my” instrument will become unavailable again (it cannot travel with me). That means that now is the only time available to get at least some data out of the instrument. So how far did we get since the previous [...]

SAS measurement management concept.

2015/06/23 // 0 Comments

As we come up with ever more complicated ways of performing measurements, keeping track of all your measurements, their corrections and analyses is going to be tough. At the moment, I am thinking about how to do this for the upcoming beamtime and at my new position. The result shows signs of a database system [...]

Nomadic small-angle scatterers: a moving tale

2015/06/16 // 11 Comments

It has been over five years since we set foot in Japan, and what an interesting time it has been!. We decided, however, that it is high time to try another country. We will be moving to Berlin, where I will take up a position at the Bundesanstalt fur Materialforschung und [...]

Investigations: the case of the incorrect transmission factors

2015/06/02 // 0 Comments

During the CanSAS meeting, a few comments pointed to the correct definition of transmission factor: “The ratio of the transmitted beam, plus the scattered and diffracted radiation, to the incident beam”. For SAXS experiments (but not Ultra-SAXS), we usually smile at that italicized part and wave it off as a small effect. But we may get ourselves into trouble with strongly scattering [...]

Refreshing the imp

2015/05/19 // 0 Comments

During the daytime, I am spending most of my time getting the new detector to work somehow (strange problems abound). In the evenings, however, I am preparing for more remote [...]
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