Archive for October, 2014

Diamond beamtime

Posted: October 4, 2014 in Uncategorized

I’m on I22 (small-angle X-ray scattering beam-line at Diamond Light Source) at the moment with Zoe and Ashleigh from the Schnepp group and data reduction/analysis maestro Brian Pauw, who’s joining us remotely with a 8 hour daytime shift thanks to being currently sat on the other side of the world.

Things aren’t going entirely smoothly, but we hope to have some data through later today if all goes to plan… For the moment here’s a picture of the sample changer that we’re using. Lego(TM) is precision manufactured, so it’s perfect for this kind of purpose (with no KraGle in sight)


If you want to read more, Zoe is live-blogging our progress via her website. We’re also using Twitter for the majority of our contact with Brian as it forces us to keep things short and precise! Feel free to tune in…

To learn more about small-angle scattering experiments either see my dedicated page or check out Brian’s excellent descriptions.