An eclectic list of useful contacts:-
For those who would rather have someone else doing the work-
Is an experienced and independent test house with site services, undertaking chemical testing and chemical analysis. The company has well equipped laboratories including in-house X-ray diffraction and X-ray flourescence enabling a fast, accurate and efficient service. In addition, U.K. Analytical provide technicians to construction sites and personnel in supervisory roles.UK Analytical also act as expert witnesses and consultants.
Leeds LS5 3HL
Tel. (+44)0113 2747074
Fax. (+44)0113 2746895
or, for those who enjoy sticking steel pins into little balls-
The British Crystallographic Association (BCA) was founded in 1982 to advance the education of the public in the science of crystallography, particularly within the British Isles. We have a sizeable number of non-UK members and are already planning the next Congress of the International Union of Crystallography, to be held in Glasgow in 1999
Four subgroups cater for specialist minority interests, in 1996 these are
Other groups may be formed as members' interests change.
The BCA achieves its objectives by:
and for those who prefer to work safely with X-rays (me, for one)-
The National Radiological Protection Board was created by the Radiological Protection Act 1970.
The statutory functions of NRPB under the Act are
NRPB was also given the power
and if you wish to get your crystals into shape-
With over ten years combined experience
in the orientation, machining, lapping, polishing and etching of
a wide range of semi-conductor and ceramic materials, Crystal
Scientific intend to provide the first custom design and
manufacture facility in the UK.
In-house facilities include:-
Tel. (44) 01788 553637
Fax. (44) 01788 562838
e-mail Compuserve 100615.1717
and for some further reading-
Silicon Valley X-ray Site
The Silicon Valley X-ray Site is created with the purpose of providing links and information related primarily to X-ray instrumentation and applications of X-rays to material studies. It will host several home pages for producers of X-ray instrumentation as well. Hosting for other producers of scientific instrumentation, not necessarily X-ray, is welcome. The products of firms specialized in electronics, software, optics, etc., are usually highly interesting for researchers busy in material science.
XRD Discussion List
This discussion list is intended to cover all aspects of the implementation, support and use of X-ray diffraction instrumentation. This includes software for instrument control and for processing of data produced from these instruments. Materials scientists, earth scientists, physicists, chemists, and biological crystallographers all use X-ray diffraction. It is the hope that this list will provide an forum for crystallographers and mineralogists using XRD, whatever branch of science they work in, to both share their experiences and to learn from others.
Index. Generators. Computer Interfacing. Software. X-ray Tubes. Used Equipment. Services.