Xenocs SAXS/WAXS Beamline for the Lab: Xeuss 2.0

A few years ago, Xenocs introduced a new SAXS/WAXS measurement device, Xeuss, which satisfies all the four parameters required for high performance SAXS measurement.

Now, Xenocs has introduced a new generation laboratory SAXS/WAXS system - Xeuss 2.0, a product of over 14 years of research.

Key Features

  • Ergonomic
  • Flexibility and adaptability
  • High performance
  • Integration of Xenocs proprietary single reflection optics and scatterless slits creates strong X-ray beam with very low parasitic signal
  • Advanced Dectris’ Pilatus detectors for high performance measurement capabilities
  • Powerful control and data acquisition software with macro script mode and graphical user interface ensures advanced and rapid operations
  • Can be upgraded to meet specific application needs

Key Applications

  • Polymer crystallinity determination

  • Protein structure resolution

  • Nanostructure investigation

  • Nanoparticle size and shape measurements

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Xeuss 2.0: The Laboratory Beamline

User Testimonials

We are currently at the stage of learning and testing the instrument and at the moment we have seven users representing different laboratories from Chemistry, Physics and Materials Engineering. Having more than 15 years experience in SAXS with both synchrotron and laboratory experiments we always wanted to have a facility of this kind which would enable us to perform most of our measurements here in Sheffield with an access 24/7/365. A combination of MetalJet X-ray source, new 3D X-ray mirrors, scatterless slits and Pilatus 1M detector put us in a position where we can easily run SAXS measurements with resolution 0.001 Å-1 in the SMALL lab. Moreover, a design of the instrument provides us with the opportunity to run most of X-ray scattering experiments including SAXS/WAXS/GiSAXS/GiWAXS/X-ray reflectometry. Our users from Physics were very excited about their first GiWAXS measurements performed here in Sheffield and not at synchrotron.

Dr Oleksandr Mykhaylyk

Senior Scientist, Head of Soft Matter AnalyticaL Laboratory (SMALL)

It is unique! We reach minimum q of about 0.01 nm-1, which has never been achieved with a point lab source. It overwhelms most of the synchrotron based SAXS beamlines in terms of smallest q achievable. Here I should give a five star (top) for the beam delivery, focusing and collimating systems from Xenocs.

Prof. Yongfeng Men
Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences

I like the sample chamber, the sample environments which allows us to use different accessories such as for example the temperature heating stage, a cooling stage. And in the future we think of adding a mechanical stage to look at the structure formation during tensile tests which are also very important both for fundamental and industrial research.

Prof. Dimitri Ivanov
 Institute of Materials Science, Mulhouse, CNRS, France

I am pleased to avail the Xeuss SAXS/WAXS facility at CSIR-NIIST. The flexible configuration with the option of keeping detector at different distances from sample stage made it possible to widen the gamut of materials studied by concurring or amalgamating both SAXS and WAXS information with great efficacy.

Besides, the advantage of integrating different sample environments allows one to conduct materials analysis in different environment and temperature range.

I am also happy that our students received an excellent post-installation training from Xenocs application scientist. All together it is a wonderful experience to work on Xeuss SAXS/WAXS system.

Dr. E. Bhoje Gowd
CSIR-National Institute for Interdisciplinary Science and Technology, Kerala


With the Xenocs solution, with a simple command you can change the beam size, keeping the full alignment unchanged. We use this unique feature a lot when dealing with samples in small capillaries in order to prevent scattering from the capillary borders.

Also, when working with samples that provide diffraction peaks like multilamellar vesicles for example, by narrowing the slits one can decrease the effect of smearing.

Prof. Cristiano Luis Pinto de Oliveira
Complex Fluids Group, Sao Paulo University

I have found the team at Xenocs not only technically superbly competent but also scientifically very experienced. And in the small angle scattering field it is a very important aspect because you need expert advice both in research as well as in technical instrumentation in order to make the best use of saxs instruments.

Dr. Youli Li
Materials Research Laboratory
University of California at Santa Barbara

Xeuss 2.0 Gallery

The unique performance of the Xeuss 2.0 is enhanced by a powerful software package for system control, data acquisition & analysis.
The ultimate Xeuss 2.0 configuration is equipped with the Pilatus3 1M and the SWAXS module thus offering the unique capability in one single shot to cover a q range between 0.03 nm-1 up to 40 nm-1.
The Xeuss 2.0 features a large sample chamber which is set up to operate either in vacuum or in air.
The sample chamber can hold a large range of sample holders for transmission and grazing incidence, temperature stages, humidity cell, tensile stage, shear cells, low noise flow cell with autosampler, etc., to best fit any application need.
Covered by a worldwide patent, our innovative scatterless slits concept enables a factor of 10 of background reduction compared to other scatterless solution on the market.

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