Small Angle X-ray Scattering (SAXS) is an X-ray technique which allows the non-destructive investigation of nanoscale particle size, distribution and morphology. Typical applications include polymers, nanocomposites and magnetic nanoparticles.
A Xenocs Xeuss 2.0 SAXS system was installed at Warwick in January 2017. It is equipped with a variety of samples stages for studying solids, powders, fibres, pastes, gels, liquid dispersed particles and thin-films (Grazing-Incidence SAXS). Other stages enable non-ambient experiments such as heating and cooling, as well as tensile strain measurements. In addition, it is equipped with dual microfocus (Cu/Mo) samples to allow for more absorbing samples to be run.