Thanks to the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory at Stanford University for the hour of beam time! During this time we were able to examine about half of the samples sent. This was better than we’d anticipated!

Dr. Gouaux and Ryan (at computer) get Josie set up to run the diffraction analysis. Josie's dad observes.

The blue square shows the alignment of the crystal loop. The crystal must be properly aligned in order for the x-ray beams to diffract at the correct location.

Celeste, Josie and their dads examine a diffraction pattern.

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