Small angle X-ray scattering (SAXS) is a non-destructive method to perform structural investigations of materials, particles and surfaces in the nanometer scale.
X-rays are scattered by the sample and create a scattering pattern specific and representative for its nanostructure.
With the SAXSpoint 2.0 instrument, SAXS and WAXS (wide angle X-ray scattering) measurements can be run. Additionally, grazing-incidence scattering can be performed to characterize surfaces and thin films.
Particle size and size distribution
Internal structure and structural changes
The method can be applied to various samples in solid or liquid state such as biological matters, surfactants and liquid crystals, nanoparticles, emulsions and dispersions, polymers.
Sample holders for liquid and solid samples
Heating stages for temperatures up to 600°C
In publications, use of the Somapp Lab facilities might be acknowledged as follows:
'The authors would like to acknowledge use of the Somapp Lab, a core facility supported by the Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research, the Graz University of Technology, the University of Graz and Anton Paar GmbH.’