XPDF beamline helps first users to uncover atomic secrets of intriguing new material
Professor Goodwin said: "I am thrilled that a group of graduate, undergraduate and postdoctoral researchers from our research group in Oxford were able to carry out the first user measurements on the XPDF beamline at Diamond, and the team appropriately included Ali Overy, who is a DPhil student jointly supervised by Dr Phil Chater, beamline scientist on I15-1.”
Principal Beamline Scientist, Dr Heribert Wilhelm, said: “Building a new beamline into an operational one was a challenging task. Achieving ‘first light’ and ‘first users’ within a week without disrupting the operational beamline would not have been possible without the diligent commitment of the team and the support groups.“It was a really exciting moment to see the diffraction and pair-distribution function data appearing on the screen almost simultaneously.”
Professor Trevor Rayment, Physical Science Director at Diamond, said: “I’m delighted that XPDF has proved so successful in supporting its first users – this is an area of research that has real relevance to challenges we face in engineering and, indeed, in our daily lives”.
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