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Those who read the older SAXS literature will note liberal use of Fourier transforms to calculate the scattering behaviour of odd-shaped particles. Likewise, the effects of smearing due to (for example) beam shape (think “blurring” of the scattering pattern) can be easily determined using such transforms. It is useful to get a feel for the […]
The end of February is nigh (shockingly fast…), and so it is time for another round-up. This month, the following things piqued my interest:
For years, we have been trying to compare scattering patterns from different instruments. While this leads to reasonable results, there are precious few cases of true agreement despite the focus on data corrections (one example of agreement: ). My guess: we have not been considering coherence in these comparisons. This paper is currently available for […]
Over the years, I have followed several radiation safety courses in a variety of countries. Last week, it was NIMS’ turn to train me. As this was given in Japanese (a language I can only half follow), I decided to write my own section on radiation safety instead (for future inclusion in the book). This […]
A few short stories for today, none of them really long enough to fill a blog post with, and therefore better combined for your enjoyment.
Finally, I managed to get some time to work on the book again. When I last left it late December, the book structure and base was complete, but its content was missing. This is what I did so far:
What to expect on the surfaces of the more distant planets is a hard question to answer. Fortunately, we have scientists working on this problem. At our institute, we just had the pleasure of hosting a talk by Dr. Maynard-Casely, whose mission is to add a certain amount of evidence-based level-headedness to the discussions. I […]
You wouldn’t steal a SAXS machine… Because you can print one! For the last few weeks, I have been playing around with a new little 3D printer in my lab. This one can print structures in ABS plastic, so I thought it would at least be useful for sample holders. Then I started experimenting a […]
With 2015 already 2% done by the time you read this, you must be wondering what events you can expect from LaN for 2015. Without further ado, a listing of just that:
Recap time! As the years before, 2014 has been a good year for LaN and me. As you know, this year I moved from a twice monthly post to a mostly weekly post, making this the 56th post this year (if my count is correct). Let’s take a look at some of them.