N8 HORIZON,  Compact Small Angle X-ray Scattering System, Advanced Materials Research

N8 HORIZON: SAXS on Polymer Clay Nanocomposites

XRD Application Report

N8 HORIZON Application Report

Small Angle X-ray Scattering (SAXS) is a truly non-destructive method for characterization of nanostructures, complementary to other methods e.g. electron microscopy or atomic force microscopy.


SAXS provides global, statistically relevant insight into the 3-dimensional nanostructural properties of the entire system in its native environment. The sample is positioned in the X-ray beam as is, without any cumbersome preparation that may alter the sample.


Polymer Clay Composites are very attractive materials for aerospace, automotive, and other engineering applications for their outstanding properties as stiffness, strength-toweight ratio, fatigue and corrosion resistance …