Status: Optimization Phase
Village: Soft Condensed Matter
Main Research Techniques:
Small Angle Scattering & Diffraction
B21 will be upgrading our optical components within the next 15 months. In Fall of 2015, we will be installing new scatter-less germanium slits near our beam defining aperture that will lower the instrument’s scatter near the beamstop. Lower background scatter near the beamstop will inable more reliable measurements at low particle concentrations.
B21, the new bending magnet SAXS beamline at Diamond Light Source welcomed its first user in December 2013.
Dr Andy Pickford's group from Portsmouth University took measurements using the EMBL designed BioSAXS robot. Dr Pickford sad:
“It was my pleasure to be the first user on B21. Many thanks again for your help while we were there. I'm still crunching through the data but it looks like we have some interesting results.”
Further information on the commissioning stages and milestones of B21 can be found on our documentation pages.
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