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SAXSLabs Ganesha

Contact: Dr. Steve Swinnea
Location: EER 6.640

Equipment Type:


X-ray Scattering

Information the Equipment Can Provide

Transmission small‑angle X‑ray scattering (SAXS) is a powerful method to gather quantitative nanoscale information from a diverse range of samples from liquids to pastes, powders, and films. The typical length scales probed range from ~1‑100 nm, corresponding well to the typical feature sizes of nanoparticles, block copolymers, and proteins. This versatility enables characterizations of diverse samples including nanoparticle solutions, nanocomposites, block copolymers, mesoporous materials, and protein solutions. 

Ganesha Information

Glancing Incidence small-angle scattering (GISAXS) allows for examination of thin film materials by shallow illumination of films grown on otherwise x-ray opaque substrates. By adjusting incidence angle, scattering and diffraction information can be obtained from the surface of the film as well as the entire thickness of the film.

Ganesha Information

Fees and Policies

  • UT Users: $8/hour
  • Higher Education/State Agencies: $13/hour
  • Corporate/External Users: $36/hour

To become a new user of this facility, please read the Instrument Reservation Information page. If you are already a user you can make a reservation in FBS.