Diamond Lightsource Podcast
By Meera Senthilingam, The Naked Scientists
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The Diamond Light Source Synchrotron is a particle accelerator located in Oxfordshire and generates x-rays, infrared and gamma ray beams for scientific research. In these podcasts we'll introduce you to the workings of the Diamond synchrotron and the scientific discoveries that it's helping to make possible.
||Jun 13-Catalysts||Catalysts...||16 6 2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||Mar 13-Science In-Situ||This month we explore science 'in action' as we discover how researchers at the synchrotron are experimenting with implants, industrial catalysts and engine materials In-Situ! We discover how manipulating materials as they form can help create longer...||24 3 2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||Dec 12-The Best of Synchrotron Science in 2012||This month, we look back at Diamond's ten year anniversary celebrations to discover novel ways to store hydrogen gas, analyse the risks of a toxic mudspill and engineer tissues to prevent premature labour. We also get an overview of science at the sy...||21 12 2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||Nov 12-Stories from the Synchrotron||Fiction and Science collide this month as we discover the stories lurking beneath the surface of the synchrotron. We open up the books to investigate a disease outbreak on the grounds of Diamond and experience the onset of dementia first hand through...||14 11 2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||Sep 12-Entering the Infra-Red Zone||This month, discover how seeing red can help restore works of art and probe the origins of cancer. We delve into the world of Infra-red spectroscopy to reveal the creation and preservation of ancient pieces of art and the building techniques of ancie...||9 9 2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||Jul 12-Making a Material World||This month, we get materialistic to discover how X-rays are being used to improve light emitting diodes , how probing piezoelectric materials could provide a less toxic future and how solar cells are being made more efficient, using DNA! We also cele...||5 7 2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||Mar 12-Ten Years of Diamond||This month, we celebrate ten years of Diamond and discover what it takes to get from green field site to functioning synchrotron. We take a look at the wide range of science that's taken place from the probing of viruses to develop vaccines and the e...||24 3 2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||Jan 12-Day to Day Diamond||This month, we step inside to explore what, and who, it takes to run the synchrotron. We meet the people that keep the electrons accelerating to produce light beams 100 billion times brighter than the Sun, every day! We explore the health and safety ...||22 1 2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||Dec 11-Chemistry at the Synchrotron||This month, we celebrate the international year of chemistry by exploring the wide range of chemical discoveries and research taking place at Diamond. We investigate the role of chemistry in pitting erosion, photovoltaics and nanowires as well as ...||5 12 2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||Sep 11-Looking into the Light!||This month we look into the light to discover how Diamond's new Imaging and Coherance beamline is helping scientists see with greater clarity than ever before! We hear how the beamline works to provide greater resolution imaging, how rocks deep benea...||19 9 2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||Jul 11-Inside Diamond||This month, we venture into the synchrotron along with members of the public to bring you a glimpse of the Inside Diamond open days. We meet the engineers and technicians that design the components of the synchrotron to keep it running smoothly, hear...||8 7 2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||Apr 11-The Power of Magnetism||This month we attract your attention to the power of magnetism as we explore just what magnetism is and how it can be induced. We also explore the role of magnetism in superconductors, as well as a class of materials known as multiferroics! Plus, we ...||18 4 2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||Jan 11-Eroding Coastlines and Holy Grails - A look back at 2010||This month we look back at Diamond's scientific highlights of 2010 to reveal how microbes are eroding away our coastline and how metal organic frameworks could help find the holy grail of chemistry! We also hear how the synchrotron was improved to pr...||31 1 2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||Nov 10-Science through Structure!||This month we probe down into the world of structural biology to find out just what this field is and the molecules it can enable us to see. We discover how visualising molecules such as DNA and proteins can help us understand the development of our ...||16 11 2010||Free||View In iTunes|
||Sep 10-Protecting our Environment||In this edition we find out how the synchrotron can be used to understand and clean up our environment. We investigate a new form of solar cell, using plastics, which could make solar power more accessible as well as find out the use of microbes to c...||27 9 2010||Free||View In iTunes|
||Jul 10-The Royal Society Summer Exhibition||This month we bring you the highlights of Diamonds events at the Royal Society Summer Exhibition including hydrogen cars, stressed-out bacteria and science in extreme conditions. We also explore how understanding our gut bacteria could lead to person...||22 7 2010||Free||View In iTunes|
||Jun 10-Diamond Light Source - Entering the Clinic||This month we enter the clinic to discover how clinicians at hospitals across the UK are using Diamond to investigate a variety of medical concerns. We discover why some women may be prone to pre-term labour, and why metal-on-metal hip replacements c...||3 6 2010||Free||View In iTunes|
||Mar 10-Diamond Light Source - Revolutionising Industry||This month we investigate the role Diamond can play in industrial research to reveal how synchrotron radiation can help the pharmaceutical industry to enhance the activity of certain drugs, and also how these X-rays can help develop more efficient ca...||3 3 2010||Free||View In iTunes|
||Jan 10-Diamond Light Source - The Machine||This month, we step away form the research and bring you the science behind the synchrotron! We investigate how a machine like Diamond is designed to create X-ray beams that are stable down at the micron level, as well as reveal how the high speed el...||22 1 2010||Free||View In iTunes|
||Nov 09-Diamond Light Source - Engineering our Industries||This month, we peer into the world of engineering to see how scientists are exploring and improving materials for industry, including how the structure of metals can be modified for greater resilience and how an understanding of corrosion could be cr...||6 11 2009||Free||View In iTunes|
||Sep 09-Diamond Light Source - Probing our Cultural Heritage||This month, we dig deep into the world of archaeology to learn how scientists at Diamond are investigating our cultural heritage. We find out how scanning samples of the Dead Sea Scrolls can help decipher them, how probing timber from the Mary Rose c...||16 9 2009||Free||View In iTunes|
||Jul 09-Peering into the Nano World - The Diamond Light Source Podcast||This month we peer into the nanoworld to find out how synchotrons can assist in the development of a new way to store data and revolutionise computer memory. We also hear how the chemical by-products of bacteria can be used to make industry good deal...||3 7 2009||Free||View In iTunes|
||Apr 09-The Diamond Podcast - Life Science Special||This month we find out how the Diamond synchrotron is revolutionising research in the life sciences. We hear how the synchrotron's beamlines are helping to identify potential treatments for foot and mouth disease as well as uncovering the causes and ...||29 4 2009||Free||View In iTunes|
||Feb 09-The Diamond Light Source Podcast||Welcome to the first Diamond Light Source podcast! This month we introduce the Diamond Synchrotron: what is it, what can it do, and how does it work? Plus we also catch up with some of the key research that took place in 2008, including revelations...||9 2 2009||Free||View In iTunes|
Funding of this machine must go on hear this pod cast and you will know why.
Looking into the future can only be done with this kind of hardware....