Applications of SAXS: Fibres

2014/09/01 // 0 Comments

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.


A compact pneumatic fibre tensile stage – publication

2011/11/15 // 0 Comments

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.


One more paper

2010/09/16 // 0 Comments

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: 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.