Nine men out of ten would flee from a Royal Society soiree in extremity of boredom; but Creighton was the tenth, and at times his soul yearned for the crowded rooms in easy London where silver-haired, bald- headed gentlemen who know nothing of the Army move among spectroscopic
experiments, the lesser plants of the frozen tundras, electric flight-measuring machines, and apparatus for slicing into fractional millimetres the left eye of the female mosquito.
3 mm using a spectroscopic
reflectometry apparatus designed by NIST researchers.
With the Far Ultraviolet Spectroscopic
Explorer (FUSE) satellite, Tripp and other colleagues found an additional absorption feature, they note in an upcoming issue of the same journal.
The combination of these spectroscopic
techniques will provide a rigorous and unprecedented test of current theories that relate optical activity to molecular structure and, in turn, assist efforts toward understanding the biophysics underlying physiological chiral selectivity.
GRO's studies of high-energy emissions from the sun have taken on added importance, GRO scientists note, with the delay in launch of the High Energy Solar Spectroscopic
Imager, which suffered damage during recent testing (SN: 4/1/00, p.
The polymer, polystyrene, evaluated in the round robin was custom synthesized to NIST specif ications with molecular characteristics such that it could be investigated not only by mass spectrometry but also by traditional spectroscopic
methods and light scattering.
techniques, researchers have now established that temperatures inside these imploding bubbles can reach values comparable to those at the sun's surface.
Moreover, the length scale of the motion, information that is uniquely provided by neutron, spectroscopic
techniques, is substantially longer in the molten globule state compared to that in the more compact native state.