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The ECA kindly invites you to the 13th ECA Lunch webinar:


Small angle scattering is a technique that is used to look at the morphology and the electron density of not necessarily long-range ordered nm to μm sized objects in contrast to wide angle scattering techniques which are usually applied to crystallized materials organized at the ångström scale. Since the founding studies of Guinier, Debye, Kratky and Porod in the 30s and 40s of the last century, small angle scattering techniques have been applied to a many different systems ranging from biomolecules to surfactants, polymers, and alloys.
Alain Gibaud (University of Le Mans, France) will give an overview of the basics of small angle scattering techniques as well as recent developments such as grazing incidence small angle scattering for nano-objects on surfaces and coherent X-ray diffraction imaging on single particles. He will present practical applications such as the microstructure of triblock polymers in water and ethanol, the mechanism of CaCO3 precipitation, and the microstructure of marin coccolithophorids. 

Intro + ~45min + ~15min Q&A
When: Thursday, 7th July 2022 at 13:00 CEST (i.e. 1:00 p.m. in Paris/Berlin/Vienna…). Where: Online :::::::link to registration::::::: 

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About the ECA Lunch webinars:

The ECA lunch webinars with an educational or scientific focus were invented following the strong wish to strengthen and vitalize the European crystallographic community. They are a monthly webinar series by the European Crystallographic Association (ECA) and involve all GIGs/SIGs.

The webinars are organized in an online setting such as Zoom (45min + 15min Q&A) and take place every first or second (depending on the schedule of other ECA activities) Thursday of a month at lunchtime (1:00 PM CET). Webinars will be announced via social media, mailing list, and here.

The webinars are organized by a steering committee of GIG01-members:
Breternitz, Joachim
Gaidamaka, Anna
Germann, Luzia
Hans, Philipp
Mazzeo, Paolo P.
Morana, Marta
Pisacic, Mateja


Advisory board:
Heinemann, Udo
van der Lee, Arie