What is SAXS/SWAXS?
Hecus X-Ray Systems, founded in 1992, is traditionally specialized on innovative system solutions for X-Ray nanostructure analytics. The strong focus on small-angle X-ray methods - the Otto-Kratky heritage - serves a wide community of researchers and engineers, who need SAXS and related techniques as practical and reliable tools in their challenging laboratory practice, and who want to use the techniques routinely.
What is SAXS/SWAXS?
Small- and Wide-Angle X-ray Scattering (S/WAXS) are non-invasive analytical techniques to investigate the structure of non-crystalline or partly crystalline materials. Both the supra- or macromolecular domain as well as the interatomic distances in small molecules or crystals are investigated.
Fields of Application:
- Liquid Crystals
- Powders & Cream Formulations
- Coatings & Films
S3-MICRO is powered by an ultra-brilliant point microfocus source (GENIX-Fox 3D, Xenocs, Grenoble), exclusively designed for Hecus. It provides the highest X-ray flux of any SAXS system presently available on the market. With a brilliance of 1010, it matches that of bending-magnet synchrotron SaxS beamlines - at a source power of only 50 Watt. Thus S3-MICRO opens entirely new perspectives for laboratory x-ray scattering.
Figure 1. S3-MICRO.
Never before has a compact SAXS system reached such brilliance: S3-MICRO bridges the gap to synchrotrons.
A revolutionary concept of point-microfocus optics and extremely clean block collimation brings classical synchrotron techniques to the home laboratory, such as:
- surface nanostructure analysis (giSaxS)
- high-pressure SaxS/SWaxS,
- fast t-scanning SAXS/SWAXS
Figure 2. Lipidic Nanofilm – GISAXS (100s).
Revolutionary is also the extreme energy efficiency of S3-MICRO: powered by a 50-Watt microfocus X-ray source it relaxes the cost-of-ownership problem. With S3-MICRO you can save tons and Co2 and money otherwise wasted in the environment.
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