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Bespoke beamline engineering: the Diamond Sample Manipulator

Bespoke beamline engineering: the Diamond Sample Manipulator

As part of a series of articles for the Year of Engineering 2018, I’ve been taking a look at some of the really cool engineering projects underpinning Diamond Light Source. The Diamond Sample Manipulator is designed to hold samples securely in an X-ray beam less...
Cool engineering for cold science

Cool engineering for cold science

As part of a series for the Year of Engineering 2018, I’ve been looking at some of the cool engineering projects behind Diamond Light Source. In Cool engineering for cold science, I take a look at the temperature-controlled environment designed for the Long...
A novel diffractometer ushers in a new era at I19

A novel diffractometer ushers in a new era at I19

A novel diffractometer ushers in a new era at I19 looks at recent upgrades to Diamond’s I19 beamline, which has been operational since 2008 and provides a high photon flux that allows crystal structure studies of samples that are too weakly scattering to be...
Cooking oil and clouds

Cooking oil and clouds

Following new research at Diamond Light Source on how atmospheric aerosols affect cloud formation and the climate: cooking oil and...
F is for… fruit

F is for… fruit

My latest blog for the Oxfordshire Master Composters and Food Waste Champions focuses on ways to use up leftover...