Welcome to the High Pressure X-ray Cell for Soft Matter project - a collaboration between Imperial College London, Department of Chemistry and beamline I22 at the Diamond Light Source with funding provided by the Science and Technology Facilities Council.
We have designed and build a high pressure cell for small and wide angle X-ray diffraction of soft condensed matter and bio-molecular sample. The system is freely available to all users at I22.
On this website you can find information about the high pressure system as well as news, feedback and a forum for discussion about the project.
23 March 2010
Nick Brooks presented a poster about the pressure cell at the Science, Engineering and Technology (SET) for Britain 2010 exhibition at the House of Commons.
29 January 2010
We have just completed a very successfull series of pressure jump experiments at I22 looking at diffraction from model membrane systems. We have been able to aquire diffraction patterns in as little as 10 ms.
11 November 2009
The pressure system is now stationed at Diamond and has been successfully integrated with the beamline control and data logging system. If you would like any advice or information about the system, please don't hesitate to contact us.