I was only in the lab for a few hours today. Enough time for Anthony and I to start our first round of water scans. Today was a repeat of the December scans of DDW, DI, and D2O. It was my first go at running the Ft-IR on my own.

Stephen Myers has given generously of his time to train me and help me with my first “solo flight.” Everything went really smoothly, and Dr. Sanjay Krishna has generously given us access to

I was able to follow my instructions from my training using my earlier post. Everything worked great. We obtained data that I will analyze next week when I’m back in the lab. The data looked like it matched Anthony’s original scans.

Next up will be weekly scans of DDW to determine how quickly it absorbs deuterium from the surrounding atmosphere.