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SAXS4COLL : an integrated software tool for analysing fibrous collagen-based tissues

DOI: 10.1107/S1600576717007877 DOI Help

Authors: Ahmed Abass (Cardiff University) , James S. Bell (Cardiff University) , Martin T. Spang (Cardiff University) , Sally Hayes (University of Cardiff) , Keith M. Meek (Cardiff University) , Craig Boote (University of Cardiff)
Co-authored by industrial partner: No

Type: Journal Paper
Journal: Journal Of Applied Crystallography , VOL 50

State: Published (Approved)
Published: August 2017
Diamond Proposal Number(s): 12810

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Abstract: This article provides an overview of a new integrated software tool for reduction and analysis of small-angle X-ray scattering (SAXS) data from fibrous collagen tissues, with some wider applicability to other cylindrically symmetric scattering systems. SAXS4COLL combines interactive features for data pre-processing, bespoke background subtraction, semi-automated peak detection and calibration. Both equatorial and meridional SAXS peak parameters can be measured, and the former can be deconstructed into cylinder and lattice contributions. Finally, the software combines functionality for determination of collagen spatial order parameters with a rudimentary orientation plot capability.

Journal Keywords: small-angle X-ray scattering; fibrillar collagen; data reduction; data processing

Subject Areas: Technique Development, Information and Communication Technology

Instruments: I22-Small angle scattering & Diffraction