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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

Review in Angewandte Chemie: Nucleation of Organic Crystals

Roger and Sven, together with Joop ter Horst (University of Delft), have published a review in Angewandte Chemie: Nucleation of Organic Crystals – A Molecular Perspective R.J. Davey, S.L.M. Schroeder & J.H. ter Horst Angewandte Chemie – International Edition 52 (2013) 2166–2179. DOI:10.1002/anie.201204824 German version: Keimbildung organischer Kristalle aus molekularer Sichtweise R.J. Davey, S.L.M. Schroeder …

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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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PhD+ award for Jo

Our recent PhD graduate Joanna Stevens has been awarded an EPSRC PhD+ grant to continue, now as a postdoc, her successful soft X-ray spectroscopy work on local structure in complex organic solids. Congratulations! Last updated: 15th December, 2010

New Research Grant: Crystal Nucleation from Solution

We are partners in an EPSRC Critical Mass Grant of £2.3M that has been awarded to investigate kinetic pathways in crystal nucleation from solution. Our expertise in measurements by soft X-ray absorption spectroscopy and XPS play an important role in the proposed work, which will be carried out jointly with Roger Davey’s team, the University …

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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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