Processing conditions affecting crystal structure and efficiency of
There are many different types of solar cells, but at the forefront of this technology are perovskite cells. Researchers on I22 use WAXS to study the formation of the perovskite cells in real-time when annealed in differing atmospheres.Read more...
Bond between cell and virus the key to understanding susceptibility.
A study was conducted to observe in 3D how HIV fragments bind to different HLAs, and to explore how they relate to disease resistance. This work was made possible by using high-resolution X-ray crystallography at beamline I04-1Read more...
Visualising the composition of catalytic nanoparticles.
Two techniques, XAFS and DRIFTS, combined on beamline B18 to observe the internal and external behaviour of AuPd catalyist nanoparticles during a chemical reaction.Read more...
Recreating the stresses experienced by steel during manufacturing processes.
A study using X-ray diffraction at the Joint Engineering, Environment, and Processing (JEEP) beamline, I12, was carried out to observe how the steel’s crystalline grains – the groups of crystalline lattices that make up the metal structure – respond to deformation.Read more...
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