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Biological Small Angle Scattering: Techniques, Strategies and Tips

“Biological Small Angle Scattering: Techniques, Strategies and Tips” edited by B Chaudhuri, IG Muñoz, S Qian, VS Urban was published by Springer (2017, ISBN 978-981-10-6038-0) DOI: 10.1007/978-981-10-6038-0

Bio-SANS scientists S. Qian, V. Urban along with B. Chaudhuri (an early Bio-SANS user) and I. Munoz compiled the first introductory book on biological solution small angle scattering (SAS). Biological SAS has seen tremendous growth over the past decade because it is especially useful for studying proteins which in turn may have big implications for renewable energy, medical care and drug effectiveness. The chapters are written by international experts in solution SAS methodologies, many from US user facilities (SSRL, NCNR, LBNL). The carefully selected topics include techniques for improving data quality and analysis, as well as different scientific applications of SAS. The book includes the principles and theoretical background of various SAS techniques and practical aspects that range from sample preparation to data publication. It is a handbook for any researcher using X-ray/neutron small-angle scattering in biology.