Following my retirement, we have closed our company for new business.
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Companies represented up to the end of December 2023. Please now contact them directly.
k-Space Associates, Inc.
Phone: +1 (734) 426-7977
STAIB INSTRUMENTS GmbH
Phone: +49 8761 76 24 0
Tuesday 27 September 2011
Atoms move just a little bit
An international team based at the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility in Grenoble studying multiferroic materials using an X-ray interference scattering technique, have set a world record for accuracy in absolute measurements of atomic displacements. The experimental technique exploits the interference between charge and magnetic scattering of a polarised X-ray beam. Studying a single crystal of TbMnO3 they measured the displacement of specific atoms with an accuracy approaching one femtometre (10E-15m).