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The current status of small-angle X-ray scattering beamline at Diamond Light Source

DOI: 10.2116/bunsekikagaku.62.565 DOI Help

Authors: Katsuaki Inoue (Diamond Light Source) , James Doutch (Diamond Light Source) , Nicholas Terrill (Diamond Light Source)
Co-authored by industrial partner: No

Type: Journal Paper
Journal: Bunseki Kagaku , VOL 62 , PAGES 565-570

State: Published (Approved)
Published: June 2013

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Abstract: The 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 to be important in archaeological, environmental, and conservation sciences, and has further indicated its ability to span wide-ranging scientific disciplines. Thus, strong needs for SAXS studies are increasing significantly in a broad range of scientific fields year by year. Based on such a background, the demand for high throughput SAXS experiments is increasing. At the synchrotron facility, Diamond Light Source, one SAXS beamline, Non-crystalline diffraction I22 is now operational and highly automated throughput small-angle X-ray scattering (HATSAXS) beamline B21 is now under construction. I22 is the Undulator beamline and wide varieties of experiments, including time-resolved experiments are attempted. Based on the concept of HATSAXS, the key feature of B21 will focuses on the automation of end-station equipment. A automated sample changer has been purchased for solution SAXS measurements on biomolecules. A robotic-arm-type automated sample changer that is capable of handling several kinds of samples in material science is also being constructed. B21 is expected to successfully provide all users highly automated throughput measurements with the highest possible reliability and accuracy. Construction of this beamline will end in the second half of 2012, and will be open for users in the early summer of 2013 after commissioning.

Subject Areas: Technique Development

Instruments: B21-High Throughput SAXS , I22-Small angle scattering & Diffraction

Added On: 09/05/2016 15:47

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