ABOUT THIS BEAMLINE
The SAXS1 beamline is an experimental station dedicated to Small Angle X-ray Scattering (SAXS), operating at a fixed energy of 8 keV. It focuses on structural investigations of materials and biological samples, from the nanometer to a hundred nanometer scale, with applications in material science, chemistry, gels, rheology, structural biology, environmental and geosciences. Other experimental technique available includes Wide Angle X-ray Scattering (WAXS).
Due to the high photon flux, time-resolved SAXS can be performed reaching sub-second time-resolution for kinetic studies.
Several sample environment are made available to the user community, such as (1) furnaces (Linkam THMS600*) allowing temperatures from -200°C up to 600°C, (2) stretching devices (Linkam TST350), (3) circulating solution system with a peristaltic pump for in situ studies, (4) stopped-flow device (Biologic*), (5) autosampler (Spark Holland) for automatic loading of protein solutions.
(*) Multi-user equipments funded by FAPESP: Project 04/09447-9. PROEM – INSTRUMENTACAO DA LINHA SAXS2 DO LNLS: APLICACOES DA TECNICA DE SAXS AO ESTUDO DE MATERIAIS NANOESTRUTURADOS, POLIMEROS DENSOS E SISTEMAS BIOLÓGICOS