Author Archives: Patricia Kidd


Published 5 Aug 2020

Laboratory withdrawal symptoms – Data analysis

Lockdown has meant we’re doing less lab work – if you can’t get into the lab, it is a good opportunity to get to know your analysis software better.

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Published 23 Jul 2020

Experimental scientists suffer under lockdown

For experimental scientists, being hands-on in the lab is the very essence of what makes science interesting. Whether you are madly running all your instruments at their maximum throughput or having a contemplative moment thinking about how to design your…READ MORE >

Published 14 May 2019

Imagine that there are crystalline cities in your mobile phone!

In the 1980s when I first started learning about electronics and electronic materials, people would talk about global communications and I couldn’t quite visualize what that meant. Fast forward to now, and I, like almost everyone else, take it for…READ MORE >

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Published 10 Apr 2019

Extreme precision in X-ray diffraction

Precision movements In our X-ray diffraction (XRD) Data Collector software there’s a little icon that shows a rotating arm and it takes over the screen when the diffractometer is moving into position. You have to wait for it to finish…READ MORE >

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