SAXS is a small-angle scattering technique by which nano-scale density differences in a sample can be quantified. It can determine nano-particle size distributions, resolve the size and shape of (mono-disperse) macromolecules, determine pore sizes, and much more.
Computed tomography makes use of computer-processed combinations of many X-ray measurements taken from different angles to produce cross-sectional images of specific areas of a scanned object, allowing the user to see inside the object without cutting.
Laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) is an elemental analytical technique with the ability to detect and quantify elemental composition (both heavy and light elements) in a solid, liquid or even gas state.
Raman spectroscopy can be used to effectively and efficiently identify and distinguish between different materials in liquid and solid forms, including organic materials and polyatomic inorganic materials.
SmartLab’s fifth in-plane horizontal axis measures diffraction in the plane of the sample surface. Ultra–thin films less than a single nanometer thick and the texture of surface layers can be analyzed without re-positioning the sample to an unstable vertical orientation.
The new nano3DX allows you see into many types of samples, including those that have low absorption contrast, for example CFRP, or denser materials like ceramic composites. The nano3DX allows you to achieve this by providing the ability to change the X-ray wavelength to enhance contrast or penetration.
The ability to determine crystal structures directly from powder diffraction data promises to open up many new avenues of structural science. It has become routine to refine structures from a decent quality powder X-ray diffraction data.
X-ray diffraction (XRD) is presently the only accurate way to non-destructively measure residual stress. In addition, XRD offers non-contact measurements with unsurpassed spatial resolution and the ability to measure hardened materials.
Invented by Hugo Rietveld, Whole Pattern Fitting Structure Refinement is now widely accepted to be an exceptionally valuable method for structural analysis of nearly all classes of crystalline materials not available as single crystals.