Selected recent applications of synchrotron radiation in the study of non-crystalline matter are reviewed. During the period under consideration, 2006–2007, new instrumentation developments made studies with microbeams, ultrafast measurements and imaging applications possible. These provided many of the highlights, but the bulk of the scientific and technical results on specific materials were obtained using well-established techniques. Although significant progress has also been made in the development of data analysis and modelling software, this remains an area where further advances are still very much needed, especially for time-resolved measurements.
Annual Reports Section "C" (Physical Chemistry) – Royal Society of Chemistry
Published: Feb 15, 2008