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The theoretical and experimental issues impact upon X-ray diffraction theory. My diffraction theory is the first dynamical theory for non-ideally imperfect curved crystals (and simpler subclasses) and shows significantly greater agreement for perfect curved crystal profiles than previous work.

The X-ray interaction with photographic emulsions is an interesting application of ideas from basic physics. This also links to analytical modelling of these and other detectors. Active areas of interest and development include ion chamber optimisation, new detector technology, state-of-the-art spectrometry and 2-dimensional (backgammon) proportional counters.

Applications of these ideas have led to new calibration devices for radiography and mammography, now patented in the US as part of the Quantum Metrology Group effort in the Atomic Physics Division at the National Institute for Standards and Technology, USA.

Applications include the development of new detectors, new spectrometry, X-ray diagnostics for general beamlines, and of course with collaborations on dilute systems and complex phase changes under extreme conditions.

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  • Synchrotron Beamline Developments and XAFS
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