Small Angle X-Ray Scattering - Line Source

Code: 
SAXS1
Model: 
Anton Paar SAXSess mc2
Location: 
X-Ray Characterization
Primary Training Contact: 

The Anton Paar SAXSess system is a line collimated Kratky system with a 1D detector. The line source produces high flux at the sample, which is ideal for weakly scattering isotropic samples in solution (e.g., proteins and polymers in solution).  The configuration is limited to SAXS studies of isotropic samples in solution.

Small Angle X-Ray Scattering (SAXS) is an analytical method for nanostructure analysis.  When X-Rays penetrate the sample in the SAXS system, they are scattered by the nanosrtuctures within the sample at small angles, since these structures are large compared to the X-Ray's wavelength.  The resulting scattering patterns are characteristic of the nanostructure's size, shape, and internal structure.

Applications: 
  • Protein analysis
  • Polymers in solution
  • Structural biology
  • Dispersions
  • Nanoparticles in solution
  • Liquid crystals
Features: 
  • Sealed tube line collimated X-Ray source with Kratky optics
  • 1-D Diode Array Detector
  • Temperature controlled sample holder unit (-30C to 120C)
  • Autosampler for automated measurements of multiple liquid samples
  • SAXSquant data acquisition and analysis software
Specifications: 
  • q range: > 0.01 A-1 (d < 30nm)  Can be adjusted flor lower q range
  • Cu K-alpha sealed tube X-ray source