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Applications of SAXS: Self-assembled Structures

2014/09/09 // 0 Comments

[Ed: It looks like there is more interest than I thought in the field of SAXS; the “Everything SAXS” review paper has been downloaded over 10000 times!] One more application we found for small-angle scattering was to research structures molecules assemble in when immersed in liquids. Many of us are familiar with the micellar structures that appear in water-based solutions, but what happens in other [...]

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 [...]

Applications of SAXS: Metal alloys

2014/08/25 // 0 Comments

This week another segment of my presentation, recorded in a slightly different format this time (hopefully for the better, the previous one on SAXS on catalysts can be seen in this post). This time, I discuss an application of SAXS application in the field of [...]

Applications of SAXS: Catalysts (Video)

2014/08/18 // 1 Comment

Hi all, I have started recording parts of the presentation I have given throughout this year. One part of the presentation consists of a number of application examples of SAXS. Herewith the first of the examples involving [...]

Lessons from history: a look at GE’s early outreach videos

2014/07/07 // 1 Comment

[ed: I’m giving a general SAXS talk at BESSY, the Berlin synchrotron on Friday the 11th at 10:00 local time. Contact me or Andreas Thünemann at BAM for more information] Whenever I think of General Electric, I imagine a stereotypical American company: a top-heavy organization, forcing its employees to learn and recite GE’s mission statement, run by armies of beancounters and administrators who are trying their best to increase value for the shareholders while running everything else into the ground. This, of course, in stark contrast to the academic world typified by: a top-heavy organization, encouraging its undervalued employees to slave away for the dream of doing something of worth in the little time they have left besides doing administrative tasks, while the army of beancounters and administrators are trying their best to satisfy the research assessment committees and running everything else into the ground. Anyway, I digress… GE has released some films from [...]

A new year, seven publications to write and a short movie

2013/01/07 // 0 Comments

Dear scatterers, First of all, allow me to wish you a very happy 2013, wishing you much comfort, many good meetings and world peace. With that out of the way, this year might be different from others on this weblog, as I have to spend oodles of time on my “favourite” activity: trying to publish. Since there were hardly any publications last year, this year must be better (or I will “perish”, as the saying goes). There are seven publications in the pipeline as indicated by the title, though only three with me as first author. So please check the website’s “publications” section by the end of this year, and you will see how far I’ve managed to come with that by then. One of the publications that hopefully will come out first is on the 1D Monte-Carlo method, which will allow for the retrieval of form-free size distributions after assuming an elementary shape (spheres are the prime choice, but it also works with isotropic cylinders). On top [...]

Talk with your hands – instructional time-wasting video link

2012/06/07 // 0 Comments

It has been a while since posting about presentation techniques. This time the post remains short. If you are preparing for your SAS2012 or IUMRS-ICEM presentation, and you are looking for that little bit of additional zest to keep your audience awake… Talk with your hands! Italians are well-known for their gesturing during their presentations and discussions, but other nationalities may have more trouble gesturing and therefore remain completely monolithic during a 15-minute talk. This has at least two drawbacks, firstly that you are tensing up during your presentation as you are getting tired from standing in the same position all the time. The second is that the message you are trying to convey may not have as much power as it would have were it punctuated by appropriate arm waves. For those in need of either a few minutes distraction or a demonstration of supporting arm-gestures during talking, check out this video from the “rap news”-series . Additionally, [...]

Introducing Scientists: Videos

2012/05/14 // 0 Comments

I have worked with ResearchSEA on getting some videos out there to promote the sciences. I have been interviewing some people, condensing their stories into a minute(-ish) of Youtubey goodness. The videos are available on the new ResearchSEA website here and here. They are the first two, there will be more at a rate of about one every three weeks. As always, feel free to let me know what you think! [...]
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