Congratulations to the Billinge Group’s post-post doc, now assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Copenhagen, Kirsten Jensen, for her recent Nature Communications paper which determined the polymorphic structural nature of a gold based nano-particle using the Pair distribution function (PDF) method. This is exceptional because these nano particles are ultra-small, and have unique… Read More Solving the Nano-structure Problem in Gold Nanoparticles Using PDF.
It is not often that a member gets direct recognition from the president of a nation. Zurab was recently awarded the Georgian Order of Honor for his work elucidating the microscopic properties of high-temperature superconductors while at the Laboratory for Muon Spectroscopy (LMU). Such impressive work also earned Zurab the internationally competitive Tsinandali Award in… Read More Congratulations to group Post-doc Zurab Guguchia.
As the Billinge group looks forward to ACA 2016, we look back on the 2015 meeting! 1) Our very own, Simon Billinge and Pavol Juhas gave an exciting session on PDF application in pharmaceuticals. Specifically, how to use PDF analysis to determine solid-state structures of active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs), for quality control, stability studies and… Read More American Crystallography Association (ACA) 2016!
A team led by researchers from Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) and Cornell University recently conducted a series of experiments which intimate a strong parental connection between the so called “electron density wave” phase and the “pseudo gap” phase, key components seen as responsible for superconductivity in high temperature superconductors. Led by Séamus Davis, a physicist… Read More Unraveling the cuprates: scientists demonstrate link between key components in high temperature superconductivity