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SAXS

Small-Angle X-ray Scattering = SAXS

Small-Angle X-ray Scattering (SAXS) is a small-angle scattering (SAS) technique where the elastic scattering of X-rays (wavelength 0.1 ... 0.2 nm) by a sample which has inhomogeneities in the nm-range, is recorded at very low angles (typically 0.1 - 10°).


This angular range contains information about the shape and size of macromolecules, characteristic distances of partially ordered materials, pore sizes, and other data.

SAXS is capable of delivering structural information of macromolecules between 5 and 25 nm, of repeat distances in partially ordered systems of up to 150 nm.