Commissioning - B21
Village: Soft Condensed Matter
Main Research Techniques: Small Angle Scattering & Diffraction, ASAXS, USAXS, microfocus SAXS
Small Angle X-ray Scattering (SAXS) covers the major disciplines of Biology, Chemistry and Physics delivering structural and dynamic information in nanoscience, mesoscopic architectures, supramolecular structures and nucleation/growth of crystals. SAXS is also proving important in archaeological, environmental and conservation sciences, indicating an ability to span a wide range of scientific disciplines.
Simultaneous recording of both small and wide angle X-ray scattering (SAXS and WAXS) techniques in combination allows users to probe length scales ranging from a few Angstroms to several microns with high resolution.
Emerging Themes in Analysis of Grazing Incidence Small Angle Scattering Data
This meeting will be held on the 1st and 2nd July at Cosener’s House, Abingdon
Organisers: Diamond Light Source Ltd and ISIS (STFC)
The aims of this workshop are to demonstrate the current state of the art for the analysis of GISAS data (with particular emphasis on soft matter systems), to enable experimentalists and those developing theoretical analyses to meet and to foster improved links between the X-ray and neutron scattering communities. For more information please see the Workshop Webpages.
New to SAXS?
- The Beginners Guide to SAXS provides useful information on what is possible, helpful hints and tips for experiments and some basic background on our beamlines, I22 and B21. The Beginners guide also includes a useful reference book list for Small Angle Scattering.
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