Congratulations to Lei Tang and co-workers for the acceptance of the paper: Enzymatic Polymerization of High Molecular Weight DNA Amphiphiles that Self-Assemble into Star-like Micelles, in Advanced Materials!
Kate Marusak won 3rd place in the Biointerface Science poster competition at the 60th International Symposium and Exhibition of the AVS in Longbeach, CA.
Her poster was entitled: Cadmium Sulfide Nanoparticles and Thin Films by E. coli Bacterial Precipitation
Kate received a fellowship slot on the CBTE NIH Training Grant!
Renpeng and Qing both joined the ranks of the MRSEC Fellows!
Robert Ferris, Tao Chen, and Stefan Zauscher authored an invited chapter for the new edition of the “Encyclopedia of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology,” to be published by Dekker.
Zehra Parlak, Qing Tu, and Stefan Zauscher authored an invited book chapter for the “Handbook of Nanomaterials Properties” to be published in the Fall 2013 by Springer Verlag.
Through the support from Triangle MRSEC, we upgraded our Digital Instruments (VEECO/Bruker) Multimode AFM to Version 8, including PeakForce and Scan Assyst.
The paper “Decoupling mass adsorption from fluid viscosity and density in quartz crystal microbalance measurements using normalized conductance modeling” by Z. Parlak, C. Biet and S. Zauscher, published in Meas. Sci. Technol. 24 (2013) 085301 (9pp), has been selected by Institute of Physics Publishing editors for inclusion in IOP Select. IoP Select is a collection of journal articles, chosen by IOP Editors for their novelty, significance and potential impact on future research.
Please join us for the Inaugural Triangle SAXS Workshop!
When: Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Where: Duke University
Fitzpatrick CIEMAS Building
Parking is available at the Bryan Center.
8:30 – 9:00 Arrival, Coffee
9:00 – 9:05 Welcome (Bob Rose, Mark Walters, Stefan Zauscher)
9:05 – 9:50 Anton Paar SAXSESSmc2 (Gerd Langenbucher, Anton Paar)
9:50-10:00 Questions and Short Break
10:00-10:45 SAXSLAB Ganesha 300XL (Scott Barton and Karsten Joensen, Saxslab)
10:45-11:15 Questions and Coffee Break
11:15-12:00 Soundbites (short presentations by participants about research and interest in SAXS, Wiersma coordinating)
12:00-1:00 Lunch and Networking
1:00-1:30 Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony
1:30-2:00 SMIF Tour and SAXS Instrumentation (Mark Walters, Gerd Langenbucher, Scott Barton, Karsten Joensen)
2:00-2:10 Questions and Short Break
2:10-3:10 Talk 1 “Introduction to SAXS, Applications and Data Classification” (Peter Worsch, Anton Paar)
3:10-3:30 Coffee Break
3:30-4:30 Talk 2 “Pore Structure and Fluid Sorption in Ordered Mesoporous Silica: New Insight from in-situ Small-Angle X-Ray Scattering” (Gerhard Findenegg, TU-Berlin)
4:30-5:00 Networking and User Group Meeting (discussion about hands-on workshops on May 15-16, 2013)
In an effort, spearheaded by Triangle MRSEC, we received support through the NSF-MRI program for the purchase of Small Angle X-Ray Scattering (SAXS) instrumentation. The state-of-the-art instruments will serve the greater Research Triangle community for research and education, and will be housed in Duke’s Shared Materials Instrumentation Facility (SMIF).
Two, complementary instruments are on order: a slit-collimated SAXSess MC2 from Anton Paar, and a point collimated GANESHA 300XL+ from SAXSlab. The SAXSess MC2 instrument has very high flux at the sample and will be used for scattering from solutions. The GANESHA 300XL+ is fully automated to cover a broad q-range, and will be used for SAXS, MAXS (medium angle X-ray scattering), WAXS (wide angle X-ray scattering), and GISAXS (grazing incidence X-ray scattering) measurements.
More Information: http://saxs.pratt.duke.edu
Rob Ferris just passed his Ph.D. Dissertation defense. Congratulations Rob, a job well done!