The New Beamline Normal
June 2nd, 2020
Berkeley Lab is taking social distancing requirements very seriously. We had a chance to access the footprinting beamline last week, and here is Sayan in the hutch. We are all getting used to working ...  Read More
by Corie Ralston
Matt's thesis defense
April 24th, 2020
Matthew Rosi gave his master's thesis defense today at Sonoma State (via Zoom, of course, because of COVID-19). Below is one slide from his presentation, which covered the development of the new jet i...  Read More
by Corie Ralston
Research on hold
March 29th, 2020
Well, like most everyone else, we have been shut down by COVID-19. Our new mirror tank and stand did arrive right before Berkeley Lab went into curtailment mode. But the ALS ring is down now, and all ...  Read More
by Corie Ralston
Focusing mirror to arrive soon
February 26th, 2020
The company ADC is almost ready to ship the new mirror tank for our focusing mirror. This will be installed in beamline 3.3.1, and will provide significantly higher brightness for the footprinting exp...  Read More
by Corie Ralston
More laser footprinting fun
February 23rd, 2020
We went back to Adam's laser lab to try out footprinting, this time on an actual protein - Cytochrome C. Below are Line and Adam in the midst of sample preparation and exposure, but barely recognizabl...  Read More
by Corie Ralston
Optimizing the beamline
February 18th, 2020
Our footprinting beamline is getting a realignment this week, which should optimize the flux. It seems that over the years the various apertures have drifted a bit, and it is time for a tuneup. Below ...  Read More
by Corie Ralston
Visible light footprinting - is it possible?
February 8th, 2020
We have colleagues who user UV lasers to excite hydrogen peroxide to create hydroxyl radicals (this is the method called FPOP) but we were wondering if it might be possible to use visible light to do ...  Read More
by Corie Ralston
Some cool pictures of the beamline
January 11th, 2020
We snapped some colorful pictures of the x-ray footprinting hutch and beamline. The first is the interior of the hutch when an interlock is in progress. The red light warns people to get out of the hu...  Read More
by Corie Ralston
Welcome to the latest member of the footprinting team!
December 23rd, 2019
A warm welcome to Line Kristensen, a new Research Associate in our group. Line started one week ago and has already been a terrific help at the beamline. ......  Read More
by Corie Ralston
Publication about the new jet sample delivery system is out!
December 12th, 2019
Our first publication on the new jet sample delivery system is published! The article is in Analytical chemistry and can be found here. ......  Read More
by Corie Ralston
Visiting Faculty Program
December 12th, 2019
We were so fortunate to have Matthew Rosi and Branden Russell, engineering students from Sonoma State University, here with us over the summer. They built and tested our very first jet sample delivery...  Read More
by Corie Ralston