Many newly discovered, and possibly life-saving, drug compounds do not possess sufficient solubility or permeability in the digestive tract to make it to production status. Amorphous and nanocrystalline drug dispersions are being developed to overcome these issues but result in secondary issues with product stability. In a recent report, we have used the total scattering… Read More TSPDF correlates variation in local structure with kinetic behavior in amorphous pharmaceutical formulations
A huge congratulations to Xiaohao for successfully defending his thesis! He has been an integral member of our group for the past four years and has carried out an exceptional graduate career pushing the boundaries in advanced algorithm development, complex modeling, and use of the pair distribution function technique for characterization of a wide range… Read More Xiaohao Successfully Defends!
A new cast of fantastic students joins the group this summer: undergraduate students, Justin Calamari and Erica Yee, and PhD student Tim Liu. From developing databases for cataloguing and predicting materials structure-property relationships, to modeling fundamental scattering behavior of X-rays, and complex modeling for structure solution of complex materials, We are excited to have them… Read More New Students Join the Group!
First light leads to first science! Brookhaven scientists do a little multitasking by investigating RuSe2 thermoelectrics during commissioning experiments at the new X-Ray Powder Diffraction (XPD) beamline at the National Synchrotron Light Source II (NSLS-II). For more information see full article here. This study has been recently published online, full report here.
A new understanding of the physics behind the properties of the MIT in Cu(Ir1-xCrx)2S4 is obtained by studying the local structure and generating a local phase diagram, as opposed to the more usual average phase diagram. This has translational importance as other complex electronic systems such as high temperature superconductors are likely to have similar… Read More PDF characterizes competition at the nanoscale between charge localized states
The first “Nanostructure in the City” Symposium was successfully held this Monday (the 18th of August). The one-day long symposium offered every participant the opportunity to share their research work, interact with students/scientists from different disciplines. Throughout the day there were four sessions, 15 speakers bringing in a wide variety of PDF-related research topics ranging… Read More First Nanostructure in the City Symposium successfully held
Current group member Chenyang Shi won the poster presentation contest at 2014 NSLS/NSLS II and CFN Users’ meeting. A total of 38 posters were in the contest with only 3 winners chosen as standouts.
We were pleased to host Dr. Oleg Prymak and PhD student Kateryna Loza, members of Dr. Matthias Epple’s Inorganic Chemistry group in Essen. Dr. Epple’s group specializes in biomaterials, biomineralization, and in-vitro/in-vivo testing. The collaboration is funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD-PPP), designed to help catalyze scientific exchange between the US and Germany.… Read More Researchers visit from The University of Duisburg-Essen in Germany
Soham, first year grad student working in the group was selected as a 2014 NDSEG Fellow, funded by the Department of Defense. NDSEG Fellowships last for three years and pay for full tuition, mandatory fees, and a monthly stipend. His proposal focused on using ctPDF to investigate mesoscale heterogeneities in complex materials. Congrats Soham!
Professor Billinge was honored with fellowship in the Neutron Scattering Society of America. He will receive the honor at the 2014 American Conference on Neutron Scattering (ACNS) in Knoxville Tennessee in June 2014. Fellowship may only be conferred on 0.5% of the NSSA membership in any given year. The award was highlighted in an article… Read More Professor Billinge elected Fellow of the Neutron Scattering Society of America