If you are unsure of what goes where when it comes to data corrections, we’ve compiled a handy sequence for you (available OA here). This will get you from rubbish raw data, to the sweet, sweet awesomeness that is correct data.
Key points of this sequence are:
- that you will have up to three uncertainty estimates to pepper your data with,
- that it will be scaled to absolute units,
- that it should be applicable to whatever comes through your laboratory, dense or dilute, in solvents, gas or solids, and
- that it gives you the proper scattering of these dispersants as well! (This means that you can store the dispersant scattering cross-section in a library for later use, which will save you (and maybe us too) a lot of time in the future.)
Next up, testing all of these with the new instrument that we just had installed (more about that next time). If you’re into doing these tests as well as performing practically relevant measurements, consider applying for our instrument scientist position! This one’s open until the 8th, so just a few more days to go…