(SAXS)
X-RAY DIFFRACTION AND SCATTERING FACILITY
The Western Australian SAXS Facility was established in 2002. Small angle x-ray scattering can be used to characterise the size, shape and distribution of objects between 1 and 100 nm.


THE WA SAXS FACILITY SPECIALISES IN THE CHARACTERISATION OF MESOPOROUS METAL ALLOYS.

TECHNIQUES

Small and wide angle scattering capabilities

Powder/solid and solution sample preparation available

SMALL ANGLE X-RAY SCATTERING INSTRUMENT

The WA SAXS facility houses a Bruker NANOSTAR SAXS instrument comprising an Excillum MetalJet high-intensity X-ray source, in-vacuum specimen chamber, and a two-dimensional photon counting detector, capable of covering a q-range of 0.008 – 1.25 Å-1. The instrument was purchased in 2015 through a LIEF application lead by Prof. Craig Buckley.

D8 ADVANCE XRD

The D8A is an X-ray Diffractometer (XRD) with a copper x-ray source and an automated 45 position sample changer. It features a LynxEye position sensitive detector that is 200 times faster than a conventional scintillator detector, allowing collection of superior data in a short time-frame.

D8 DISCOVER XRD

The D8D is an X-ray Diffractometer (XRD) with a cobalt x-ray source and automated 10 position sample changer. The cobalt source allows this instrument to accurately analyse high iron content samples such as iron ores.

APPLICATIONS

Investigation of Pore Structure in Mesoporous Materials (metal alloys, silicas, etc.)

Size Determination of Metal Nanoparticles Suspended in Solution

Investigation of Gels and Phase Transitions

Materials Science

Environmental Science

Biomedical Science

FEATURED PROJECTS

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Dr. Matthew Rowles
XRDSF
Facility Leader
Ph: +61 8 9266 9069
Ms. Veronica Avery
XRDSF
Technical Officer
Ph: +61 8 9266 7844