(SAXS)
SMALL ANGLE X-RAY 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 contains a Bruker NANOSTAR SAXS instrument comprising a copper sealed tube x-ray source with a gas filled two dimensional photon counting detector.
Prof Craig Buckley led a successful application for LIEF funding to upgrade the WA SAXS facility. The new instrument is expected in late 2015.

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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Prof. Craig Buckley
SAXS
Facility Leader
Ph: +61 8 9266 3532
Dr. Kevin Jarrett
SAXS
Laboratory Technician
Ph: +61 0422 412 381