Over the last few weeks, colleagues from the SLRI Synchrotron in Thailand have visited the Industrial Liaison Team at Diamond to conduct research under the STFC Newton Fund programme. While they were here, we took the chance to find out a little more about the work they are doing and how Diamond has helped them to advance this research. Here we speak to Sukayna Chaipayang, the lead scientist for the project.
My name is Sukanya Chaipayang. I’m a beamline scientist at Synchrotron Light Research Institute, based in Nakhonratchasima, Thailand. My co-workers are Worawikunya Kiatponglarp and Somchai Tancharakorn.
By conducting our study at Diamond, we were able to access advanced research instruments, with more intense energy and flux than those available at our synchrotron in Thailand. This enabled us to quickly and effectively study the structure and bonding between atoms of our heme substitute, using Extended X-ray Absorption Fine Structure (EXAFS).
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