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The X-ray spectrometry channel covers all aspects of research into techniques using X-ray fluorescence (XRF), X-ray diffraction (XRD) and crystallography used in material science, protein analysis, art and archaeology research, environmental analysis, biotechnology and pharmaceutical analysis. 

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Last Month's Most Accessed Feature: Enterovirus laid bare: X-ray structures

X-ray crystallography has been by a team in the USA to obtain the precise structure of the original strain of enterovirus EV-D68 known to cause respiratory illness and polio-like symptoms in children as well as a second structure in which the virus is bound to the drug pleconaril.

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2015 Free Sample Issues of Key Analytical Science Journals

The 2015 free sample issues of all our Analytical Chemistry journals are now available!

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An ancient black hole that formed less than a billion years after the Big Bang sits at the heart of a distant quasar first observed from China. The black hole has a mass estimated at 12 billion times that of our Sun and the system a luminosity equivalent to 420 trillion suns. The Hubble and Chandra X-ray telescopes are now observing this astonishing and enigmatic entity.

Bacterial photoshoot: In X-ray light

David Bradley

Feb 15, 2015

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The first ever X-ray free-electron laser portraits of living cyanobacteria captured by an international team of scientists at SLAC could represent a step towards the exploration of the molecular machinery at work in viral infections, cell division, photosynthesis and other important processes.

Gold and silver in dross were determined by energy-dispersive X-ray fluorescence and the results were validated by instrumental neutron activation analysis.

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We are proud to announce a new series of educational webinars run in collaboration with Chromedia, COAST, and SciMind, a product of the American Chemical Society. These webinars will build into a must-have set of tutorial materials for the analytical scientist.

In this article, the late Ron Jenkins, formerly of the International Center for Diffraction Data provides a brief but comprehensive overview of modern X-ray techniques.

The 1962 book, Fifty Years of X-Ray Diffraction, dedicated to the International Union of Crystallography on the occasion of the commemoration meeting in Munich, July 1962, by P.P. Ewald (editor), and numerous crystallographers has been digitized and put on the web as a free site by the ICU.

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Pittcon 2015

Mar 8, 2015

New Orleans, LA, United States

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Pittcon 2015, the world’s largest annual conference and exposition for laboratory science, March 8-12 2015, New Orleans, LA. Pittcon offers the latest innovations from exhibitors from around the world, unique networking opportunities with world renowned scientists, and exceptional educational opportunities.

ENC 2015 - 56th Experimental Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Conference

Apr 19, 2015

Pacific Grove, CA, United States

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Experimental Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Conference

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X-Ray Spectrometry is devoted to the rapid publication of papers dealing with the theory and application of x-ray spectrometry using electron, x-ray photon, proton, γ and γ-x sources.

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Waters holds Users' Meeting at ASMS 2015

Jon Evans

Mar 4, 2015

Waters is holding a Users' Meeting on Saturday 30 May at the American Society for Mass Spectrometry (ASMS) annual conference, which is taking place in St. Louis, Missouri.

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Pittcon 2014 Editors' Gold Award – Texas Instruments

Date: Mar 10, 2014

Eileen Skelly Frame talks with this year's Pittcon Editors' Award Gold winners, Texas Instruments, about their DLP NIR scan technology.

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