The Rigaku S-MAX 3000 is a three-pinhole collimation system with a 2D configurable detector that allows for X-ray scattering studies of isotropic and non-isotropic liquid and solid samples.
Small Angle X-Ray Scattering (SAXS) is an analytical method for nanostructure analysis. When X-rays penetrate the sample in the SAXS system, they are scattered by the nanostructures within the sample at small angles (less than 2°), since these structures are large compared to the X-ray’s wavelength. The resulting scattering patterns are characteristic of the nanostructure’s size, shape, and internal structure. Wide Angle X-ray Scattering (WAXS) can also be used to measure q-ranges larger than detectable using a SAXS configuration. A variety of specimen holders are available to readily mount samples in transmission geometry. The specimen holders can accommodate capillaries (powders or fluids), fibers, gels, and films.
- Three pinhole collimation.
- X-ray source: rotating anode generator MicroMax-007 HF
- q-ranges: 0.07 to 2 nm-1 (SAXS), 3 to 30 nm-1 (WAXS)
- Length scales: 2 to 100 nm (SAXS), 0.2 to 2 nm (WAXS)
- Automated sample changer
- Complete vacuum environment
- Photodiode beamstop for intensity measurements and sample absorption correction