Bruker AXS Announces Two $5,000 X-ray Diffraction Scholarships at Materials Research Society Fall Meeting.BOSTON -- During the 2006 Materials Research Society Fall Meeting now taking place at the Hynes Convention Center The John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center located in Boston's Back Bay has 193,000 square feet (0 m) of exhibit space and can accommodate up to four concurrent events. , Bruker AXS, a leading global provider of advanced X-ray solutions for life and advanced materials sciences, announced the recipients of its 2006 Excellence in X-ray Diffraction (XRD) scholarships based on unique experiments performed by advanced university students. Recognizing academic achievement in X-ray Diffraction, Bruker AXS presented a $5,000 scholarship for unique applications in the category of Materials Science and another $5,000 scholarship for the category of Geology and Chemistry. The winners were selected by an independent panel of judges Panel of Judges is an indie pop band from Melbourne, Australia. Members
Hsiu-Wen Wang of the Indiana University Department of Geological Sciences, Bloomington was awarded the Bruker AXS 2006 Excellence in X-ray Diffraction scholarship for unique applications in the category of Geology and Chemistry. The title of her winning paper is "Dehydration/Rehydration Induced Phase Transitions in Natrolite na·tro·lite
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Graduate student (Ph.D.) Christian Long of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering Materials science and engineering
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Honorary mention goes to Matt Izawa from the University of Western Ontario Western is one of Canada's leading universities, ranked #1 in the Globe and Mail University Report Card 2005 for overall quality of education. It ranked #3 among medical-doctoral level universities according to Maclean's Magazine 2005 University Rankings. , advised by Associate Professors Penelope King and Roberta Flemming on his research on "Investigation of the Tagish Lake Carbonaceous Chondrite Using X-ray Microdiffraction." Chondrites are stony meteorites that have not been modified due to melting or differentiation of the parent body. They formed when various types of dust and small grains that were present in the early solar system accreted to form primitive asteroids.
Honorable mention also goes to Svetlana Neretina, supervised by Dr. Peter Mascher with Dr. James Britten providing expertise in crystallography, from McMaster University in Ontario for her research paper on: "The Role of Lattice Mismatch in the Deposition of CdTe Thin Films". Cadmium telluride (CdTe) is a crystalline compound formed from cadmium and tellurium tellurium (tĕlr`ēəm) [Lat.,=earth], semimetallic chemical element; symbol Te; at. no. 52; at. wt. 127.60; m.p. 450°C;; b.p. 990°C;; sp. gr. 6. with a zinc blende blende: see sphalerite. (cubic) crystal structure. CdTe, while more expensive than silicon-based technologies, offers higher efficiency when used in solar cells (photovoltaics).
"We are very pleased to provide these scholarships to these excellent students, and we are most impressed by the quality of the XRD experiments that these advanced students performed, and the valuable scientific results obtained," said Uwe Preckwinkel, Bruker AXS Product Manager for Materials Research Solutions.
X-Ray Diffraction is a high-tech, non-destructive technique for analyzing a wide range of materials, including fluids, metals, minerals, polymers, catalysts, plastics, pharmaceuticals, thin-film coatings, ceramics and semiconductors. Throughout industry and research institutions, XRD has become an indispensable method for materials investigation, characterization and quality control. Example areas of application include qualitative and quantitative phase analysis, crystallography, structure and relaxation determination, texture and residual stress investigations, controlled sample environment, micro-diffraction, nano-materials, lab- and process automation, and high-throughput polymorph polymorph /poly·morph/ (pol´i-morf) colloquial term for polymorphonuclear leukocyte.
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Bruker AXS scientists are available at the Company's MRS Fall Conference booth to discuss these awards and the corresponding research findings. Bruker AXS has published the above papers now in a book available to the press, MRS attendees, and other scientists. For more information on the 2006 MRS Fall Conference, please visit http://www.mrs.org/
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