Thanks to a little luck and a lot of clever engineering, the two, newly-installed canted undulators feed G-line without any modification to the G-line optics. This works because the two undulator beams, which are separated by 1 milliradian, fit almost perfectly within the much wider fan of radiation previously produced by the wiggler. With the wiggler installed, G2 and G3 shared the Northern half of the wiggler fan, while G1 used the Southern half.
The main activity focused on Walkalong Gliders where students and teachers designed and tested lightweight and slow flying model aircrafts. Erik Herman from Xraise was posed with questions about how the gliders worked, the type of materials used to make them and hypothetical questions about what would happen to the gliders in different environments. After making their gliders, the students got to test them around the room and improve on their design.
The workshop convened 6 speakers, all expert practitioners in various topics related to BioSAXS, who in a full first day of lectures, provided a solid foundation of the theory and application of solution X-ray scattering to an eager class with various industrial and academic appointments.
Melt bearing breccia samples were taken from the Mistastin impact structure, which was formed by a meteorite impact in Northern Labrador, Canada ~36 million years ago. Alaura is using XANES mapping to determine the phase and oxidation state of iron in glass clasts within the melt and in the surrounding matrix to determine the possibility of inclusion of meteoritic material in the melt.
Further commissioning activities and initial user science took place in June at bend-magnet station F3. General user science with the Maia detector began in earnest in October, in conjunction with a 48-hour workshop on the Maia detector and the software analysis package GeoPIXE. Twelve workshop attendees from eight unique user groups spent a day and a half reviewing critical XRF concepts and gaining hands-on experience with data analysis, accessing GeoPIXE on the central compute farm via their own PCs.
To understand this critical cellular process, biologists are studying the fine details of the structural changes involved, and how they are regulated. RNAP complexes vary from one species to another, but a core subset of proteins is found throughout archaeal and eukaryotic life forms. Comparison of archaeal and eukaryotic proteins reveals how structural motifs have been modified during evolution, so that function is maintained while regulation has become more complex in eukaryotic species.
Staff scientist Detlef Smilgies arranged an opportunity for graduate students in the D1 group to mentor students in the Cornell School of Material Science and Engineering. Professor Chekesha Liddell Watson of the Cornell Department of Materials Science and Engineering offered a course on the instruments and commonly used analytical methods encountered in the fields of physics and material sciences as part of the undergrad senior curriculum.
The IYL 2015 Resolution in all official languages of the UN is available here.
OVERVIEWS AND AIMS
Determination of bond strengths in non-woven fabrics: A combined experimental and computational approach
Non-wovens usually experience damage under external loading. Hence, a good understanding of damage mechanisms is of great value in designing new non-woven materials.
What did the Scientists Discover?