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. Read More
It is with pleasure that I can announce the publication of another fibre-related work, right here (The electronic reprint will be made available after December on this site). [edit: now available from this page]
This tensile stage was the result of me not wanting to install a massive Instron stage at a beamline, nor did I want to design a vacuum enclosure that would fit around the business end of such a stage. I had a blast designing it and having it built, despite the time constraints imposed by the fast approaching beamtime. I now have the chance to design and build version two of this stage, and I will keep you posted on the progress of that one.
Do not fret, for I have more software (with documentation!) lined up for presentation on this website soon, but I am still working on the documentation.
Please bear with me as I shamelessly promote another publication of mine that came out just days ago. The paper is available here: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.polymer.2010.07.045
It concerns curious observations of oscillations in the scattering pattern from looped single filaments of aramid filaments. As an aside, loading the 12-micron filaments into the microchannel devices is for young eyes only, and even then may be accompanied by expletives.
Nevertheless, I am very happy that this is published.