I think it is safe to say that “everyone” is familiar with electron microscopy for looking at small things, but the same cannot be said for small-angle scattering. Introducing more people to the wonderful world of small-angle scattering may be one of the ways of getting more support for and interest in the technique. With this in mind, and with some contacts in the PR department, we managed to get last-minute approval to do a demonstration at the public day at NIMS… Read More
A demonstration of the live Fourier Transform showing scattering patterns can be seen here:
So, I could not do what I promised last time, the Monte-Carlo fitting works on perfect simulated scattering patterns but is as of yet unable to deal with the addition of a flat background. So I will have to take a raincheck.
In the mean time, I have made two videos (part 1 and part 2) together with some colleagues during my time in Denmark. The video demonstrates small-angle scattering using laser light scattering on a hair. In part 2, the diameter of the hair is calculated.
(I watched too many Carl Sagan videos and I am impressed and encouraged by them…)
Check out the videos: