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.
Theoretical crystallographer Artem Oganov is about to turn the world of ionic solids upside down. He and his colleagues have demonstrated that, under modest pressure, that seemingly simplest of salts, sodium chloride, does not follow the usual rules of bonding and can form materials prohibited by conventional theory, such as NaCl3, NaCl7, Na3Cl2, Na2Cl, and Na3Cl.Read More
In this webinar, Claisse® will present the rFusion® Modular System, capable of automatically dosing, mixing and fusing samples to prepare them for XRF analysis.Read More
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Mar 10, 2014
A simple approach to estimating the detection limits of X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy for any element in any elemental matrix is presented, using the intensity of the background at the expected position for the photoelectron peak to be detected.
Mar 1, 2014
Resonant X-ray scattering has been used to investigate the conducting and insulating phases of ultra-thin films of Mott materials by applying an epitaxial strain to the crystal lattice. This is an important step on the road to a new technology based on the transition from metal to insulator known as "Mottronics".
Feb 15, 2014
Computational biologists have demonstrated that taking an average X-ray snapshot of a crystallized protein masks much of the structural heterogeneity and the dynamics inherent in a protein. The work suggests that alternative approaches might be needed to extract information about proteins dynamics from X-ray data.View All Ezines
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.
Sep 28, 2005
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.
Sep 28, 2005
Mar 23, 2014
Westin Waterfront Hotel, 425 Summer Street, Boston, MA 02219, United States
Experimental Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Conference
Mar 5, 2014
David Baldwin, John Birkett, Owen Facey, Gilleon Rabey
Jul 19, 2013
Koen H. A. Janssens
Feb 8, 2013
Mar 5, 2014
Mar 11, 2014
Some salmon farmed in Europe contains low levels of pesticide residues, but not large enough to justify the campaign that labels it "the most contaminated foodstuff on the supermarket shelf."
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.