|Our magazine for synchrotron users |Autumn 2015|
As we head towards the end of 2015 we can reflect on a very productive year so far. We’ve seen first light on B24, first data for I23, and the installation of the B07 endstation on I09’s soft X-ray branch. We’ve passed milestones in data volumes, and published almost 3,600 papers since opening to users in 2007. Since our last issue a new government has been formed, and with the science spending review underway Andrew Harrison outlines the collaborative and adaptable approach to funding being taken to ensure Diamond reaches its full potential.
In this issue we catch up with some of the facilities recently to have come online or ramp up their throughput. The new Krios cryo-electron microscope is now available for users to investigate the structure of individual cells and to visualise single biomolecules. We have news from the Solution State SAXS beamline B21, I12’s new rig for in situ high-force testing on metal samples, and MX news on the fragment screening service and I03’s new sample-changing robot, which allows for a much higher number of samples over a 24hr period.
We would like to thank the authors and all colleagues who contributed to this publication.
Editor: David Johns.
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4th – 5th November 2015
Illuminating Challenges in Automotive Research, in collaboration with Infineum UK.
9th – 11th November 2015
8th XAS analysis workshop for new and nearly new users of the spectroscopy beamlines.
Electronic properties of modern materials
17th – 19th November 2015
Workshop investigating magnets, superconductors, multiferroics, and other advanced materials.
Viral Pathogens Symposium
24th – 25th November 2015
Featuring presentations and discussions on the global fight against viruses and planning for strategic solutions.
Diamond - CCP4
2nd – 9th December 2015
Data collection and analysis workshop.
Schools Inside Diamond open days
6th & 12th November 2015
A-Level visits: Opportunity to tour the facility and meet the scientists who work at Diamond.
Inside Diamond open days
7th & 8th November 2015
An opportunity for the public to tour the facility and meet the scientists who work at Diamond.
Biology A-Level Day
1st December 2015
Education day for KS5 students.
Engineering your future
19th January 2016
Education and careers event for KS5 students.
Science in your future
9th March 2016
Schools education and careers event for girls in KS4 and KS5.
Please contact Laura Holland for further information and booking for the above events: firstname.lastname@example.org
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