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.
The first structure of a virus known to naturally infect nematode worms has been revealed by researchers using X-ray diffraction. Given the nematodes rank in molecular biology as a useful model for processes in humans, the structure could offer many new clues as to how viral infection occurs in humans too, thus presenting novel targets for the pharmaceutical therapies.Read More
Micro-XRF spectrometry is a well-established method for the non-destructive elemental analysis of inhomogeneous materials. Its full potential for the analysis of biological samples, however, is only just starting to be utilized.Read More
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Nov 15, 2014
Combining X-ray and neutron scattering data for lattice dynamics measurements with theoretical models improves our understanding of the well-known insulator vanadium dioxide and its transition to a metallic state.
Nov 10, 2014
Soft X-ray back-diffraction, at angles near and exactly equal to 90°, has been explored with a novel high-resolution Si(220) multi-bounce back-diffraction monochromator and an ultra-thin Si(220) crystal as the sample.
Nov 1, 2014
New insights into the function of an enzyme related to the BRCA1 breast cancer protein have been revealed by US researchers in the first detailed working X-ray structure of a functionally engaged enzyme in the Polycomb Repressive Complex 1 (PRC1), a group that regulates cell development and is associated with many types of cancer.View All Ezines
Nov 21, 2014
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.
Jun 1, 2014
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.View All Education Articles
Mar 8, 2015
McCormick Place, Chicago, IL, United States
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.
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David Baldwin, John Birkett, Owen Facey, Gilleon Rabey
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A simple non-destructive optical method has been developed to distinguish between human and nonhuman blood primarily for customs purposes.
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.