The ability to visualize structures being formed is the critical success factor in nanoscience and nanotechnology, in particular since visible light microscopy fails to provide information in this scale. SAXS and GISAXS are the most powerful ‘nanoscopical’ tools in this pursuit, yielding information in the range from 1 nm to above 0.1. µm, not only on nanoparticle sizes, shape and size distributions, but also on structural dynamics from a large variety of materials, such as liquid crystals, surface characteristics, powders, bulk samples, and thin films.
SAXS in combination with protein crystallography (PX) and Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) play an important role in offering a more complete view on complex biological nanosystems. For instance, most of today’s studies on proteins, membranes or large bio-functional complexes already use this powerful ‘hybrid analytical approach’, whereby SAXS provides essential constraints on particle shape and size for high-resolution modeling of NMR and PX data.
Bruker offers the most comprehensive series of solutions for SAXS and GISAXS featuring the two most successful experimental designs. All our solutions benefit from the latest developments in detector technology and high-flux microfocus X-ray sources, fulfilling the needs for precision, speed and reliability.