crystallography

Sweet X-ray spectroscopy

We recently realised that Near-edge X-ray absorption fine-structure (NEXAFS) spectroscopy at the C K-edge can distinguish between different saccharides because minute variations in average C-O bond lengths manifest as detectable shifts of the shape resonances associated with these bonds. This opens up the possibility for novel analytical approaches, for example to identify different types of …

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Matt Thomason passed PhD viva

On Friday, 22 March 2013 our group member Matt Thomason passed his PhD examination subject to minor corrections in his PhD thesis, Soft X-ray Spectroscopy of Molecular Species in Solution: Studies of Imidazole and Imidazole/Water Systems. Congratulations Matt! Last updated: 31st March, 2013

PhD Studentship Available

“The crystallisation of polymorphic forms – understanding the mechanism” Follow this link for more information Application deadline: 1 June 2012 Summary Crystallisation from solution is a major process by which chemical companies transform synthetic products into solid forms suitable for formulation into commercial products. It is well known in the literature that impurities can have …

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Paper accepted for Angewandte Chemie

A study demonstrating that XPS distinguishes reliably between proton transfer and H-bonding in organic systems has now been accepted for publication in Angewandte Chemie. Crystallography Aided by Atomic Core Level Binding Energies: Proton Transfer vs. Hydrogen Bonding in Organic Crystal Structures J.S. Stevens, S.J. Byard, C.S. Seaton, G. Sadiq, R.J. Davey, S.L.M. Schroeder Angewandte Chemie …

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Congratulations Vicky!

Our group member Vicky Fawcett successfully defended her PhD today and passed subject to minor corrections. The title of her thesis is Polymorphism from a Solution Perspective: Rationalisation at the Molecular Level. Congratulations Dr Fawcett! Last updated: 15th June, 2011

Paper accepted in J Phys Chem B

Our paper reporting a multi-technique investigation of a new theophylline complex has been accepted in J. Phys. Chem. B: Identification of Protonation State by XPS, Solid-state NMR, and DFT: Characterization of the Nature of a New Theophylline Complex by Experimental and Computational Methods J.S. Stevens, S.J. Byard, C.A. Muryn, S.L.M. Schroeder Journal of Physical Chemistry …

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Oral presentations at CGOM9

Our team will contribute three talks at the 9th International Conference on Crystal Growth of Organic Materials, (CGOM9), 4-7 August in Singapore. Hamizah will speak about “Surfaces Analysis of Molecular Crystals: Studies of Paracetamol by X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS)” Vicky presents “Polymorphism from a Solution Perspective: Rationalisation at the Molecular Level”. Sven will summarise our …

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