new SAXS (small angle X-ray scattering) solution enables users with little or
no prior knowledge of the technique to conduct nanometer-scale materials characterization.
Used in conjunction with the company's X'Pert PRO MPD (multi-purpose X-ray diffractometer),
EasySAXS opens up possibilities for the characterization of nanopowders and
nano-composite materials. It provides valuable data on average particle and
pore size, size distribution and specific surface area of nanoparticles and
is ideally suited for applications in the size range from 1 nm up to 100 nm.
As the latest addition to the X'Pert PRO MPD platform, the EasySAXS solution
follows PANalytical's proven PreFIX concept. It makes use of standard
system hardware; an instrument can be configured for SAXS measurements and then
changed to any other configuration in a matter of minutes. An automatic sample
changer is available if required. All this makes an X'Pert PRO MPD the ideal
system for demanding multi-disciplinary environments where users with diverse
samples conduct a wide range of different analyses.
The EasySAXS software incorporates proven algorithms, which PANalytical has
integrated into an easy-to-use ‘software shell'. Data analysis and
reporting can be fully automated and do not require operator intervention. Results
can be exported to standard presentation packages such as Microsoft Excel.
Testing is non-destructive and needs only minimal sample preparation. Industrial
applications are wide ranging and include ceramics, paints, nanocomposites,
functional coatings, catalysts and cosmetics.
For more information, visit: www.panalytical.com/easysaxs