Claudia and Rebecca headed off to the Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource (SSRL) to analyze samples from Rebecca's experiment examining the oxidative power of iron oxide coated manganese oxides on trace metals and metalloids. With training and expert guidance from Juan Lezama (Stanford/SSRL), Claudia and Rebecca were able to get through all their samples on beamline 11-2 and even developed an online cookbook for loading and running samples on the line. Not only did nothing break (which Sam definitely did when she first started), but they got excellent data and beam never crashed. Excellent job Rebecca and Claudia on a very successful run.
Claudia (back) and Rebecca (front holding the sample holder) in the SSRL beamline 11-2 hutch loading Rebecca's iron oxide samples.
Juan Lezama of Stanford Earth System Science and SSRL testing out a liquid sample reactor for Cr analysis (collaborative project with Prof. Haizhou Liu of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, UCR) in BL11-2 hutch. Thank you Juan for your help and ingenuity at the beam, we're so glad we have the chance to work with you!