The CoSAXS beamline will be a state-of-the-art multipurpose Small Angle X-ray Scattering (SAXS) instrument with opportunities to use the inherent high coherent properties of the MAX IV machine through X-ray Photon Correlation Spectroscopy (XPCS) experiments. It will offer high brilliance, monochromatic and tuneable X-rays, with outstanding performance in low beam divergence, high X-ray flux, and variable beam size in both directions in the full range of the sample-detector distances provided by the beamline (up to 18 m). The optical and mechanical design of the CoSAXS instrument will be carefully developed to preserve the wavefront and the entire coherent flux as much as possible.
This high-performance X-ray beam will be complemented by an exceptional pool of sample environments and detector systems. Several techniques will be available through modular operation: time resolved SAXS, SAXS/WAXS, protein solution SAXS, microfocusing SAXS, anomalous X-ray scattering and XPCS. It will meet the demands of a large and broad community of users.
|Techniques||SAXS, BioSAXS, Time resolved SAXS, Micro beam SAXS, Anomalous SAXS, XPCS|
|Beam Size||Typically 100x100 μm2 at the sample, down to 10x10 μm2|
|Energy Range||4-20 keV|
|Time Scales||Typically ms to s, down to μs|
|Samples||Solids, Liquids, Gases|
SSF funding awarded to Kajsa Sigfridsson Clauss
The Foundation for Strategic Research, SSF, awarded over SEK 236 million to 33 different projects to promote the development of instruments, methods and technologies that provide the prerequisites for future, advanced research and innovation. One of the researchers who was granted funding is Kajsa Sigfridsson Clauss who is a scientist at the Balder beamline at