Mike, Claudia, and Macon went up for a surprise STXM run at ALS BL 5.3.2 (Thank you Peter Nico for the time!!) this last weekend. They imaged surface soil samples taken from Russell Ranch processing tomato field with and without cover crops. Thanks to Dr. Nate Bogie of UC Merced (postdoc at Ghezzehei/Berhe Groups) for the rushed aggregate size separation!
Not only was there data acquired, but it was Macon's birthday during the heart of the 26 hour run! He didn't tell anyone, but thanks to Claudia's internet searching skills, she found out and gave him some candy. Look at how stoked he is to be surrounded by physics stuff during his big day (and night). That's the synchrotron spirit we like to see Macon! Go Team!