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I22: SAXS/WAXS beamline at Diamond Light Source – an overview of 10 years operation

DOI: 10.1107/S1600577521002113 DOI Help

Authors: Andrew Smith (Diamond Light Source) , S. G. Alcock (Diamond Light Source) , L. S. Davidson (Diamond Light Source) , J. H. Emmins (Diamond Light Source) , J. C. Hiller Bardsley (King's College London) , P. Holloway (Diamond Light Source) , M. Malfois (ALBA Synchrotron) , A. R. Marshall (Diamond Light Source) , C. L. Pizzey (Diamond Light Source) , S. E. Rogers (ISIS Pulsed Neutron and Muon Source) , O. Shebanova (Diamond Light Source) , T. Snow (Diamond Light Source) , J. P. Sutter (Diamond Light Source) , E. P. Williams (Diamond Light Source) , N. J. Terrill (Diamond Light Source)
Co-authored by industrial partner: No

Type: Journal Paper
Journal: Journal Of Synchrotron Radiation , VOL 28

State: Published (Approved)
Published: May 2021

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Abstract: Beamline I22 at Diamond Light Source is dedicated to the study of soft-matter systems from both biological and materials science. The beamline can operate in the range 3.7 keV to 22 keV for transmission SAXS and 14 keV to 20 keV for microfocus SAXS with beam sizes of 240 µm × 60 µm [full width half-maximum (FWHM) horizontal (H) × vertical (V)] at the sample for the main beamline, and approximately 10 µm × 10 µm for the dedicated microfocusing platform. There is a versatile sample platform for accommodating a range of facilities and user-developed sample environments. The high brilliance of the insertion device source on I22 allows structural investigation of materials under extreme environments (for example, fluid flow at high pressures and temperatures). I22 provides reliable access to millisecond data acquisition timescales, essential to understanding kinetic processes such as protein folding or structural evolution in polymers and colloids.

Journal Keywords: SAXS; WAXS; undulators; beamlines

Subject Areas: Technique Development

Instruments: I22-Small angle scattering & Diffraction

Added On: 07/04/2021 11:39


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Scattering Small Angle X-ray Scattering (SAXS) Wide Angle X-ray Scattering (WAXS)