Rheometers: Anton Paar MCR705 MultiDrive (on site) 

Standard rheo-SAXS measuring cell

– Concentric cylinder geometry CC27 [polycarbonate]

– parallel-plate (max 50 mm) [steel]

– rectangular torsional DMA fixture

– temperature range: room temperature, 200 C (lower temperatures possible, see extended options list)

Advanced rheo-SAXS options

At MAX IV we provide also advanced and extended options  that can include tailor made solutions for special needs. If you have challenging samples, it is recommended that you contact the beamlines in advance. For challenging experiments, pre-tests can be part of the measurement package.

– simultaneous rheology combined with polarised light imaging and SAXS/WAXS

– parallel plate geometry

– concentric cylinder geometry

– macro-microscopic visualisation PLI options 

– custom setups possible

– combined temperature and relative humidity control

– DMA combined with humidity control, temperature and SAXS/WAXS

– standard: torsional DMA (see also the extended options list)

– rheology combined with humidity control, temperature and SAXS/WAXS 

– custom Taylor-Couette (TC) cell with independently rotating cylinders for the study of supercritical instabilities

– simultaneous TC-PLI-SAXS/WAXS also possible 

– custom Tribo-SAXS-WAXS setup 

Extended options list

Note: the extended list contains both setups that could be implemented directly into rheo-SAXS experiments, alternative pre-beamline testing possibilities, or can be part of  advanced custom-made measurement solutions for a particular experiment. Make sure to contact the respective beamline managers in advance. 

Note: most of the geometries listed below are made of steel and require custom solutions to be implemented in standard rheo-SAXS cells with both advantages and limitations

– rheometer: Anton Paar MCR702e Space (upon request)

– temperature control:

– Convection oven CTD450TD, up to 400 ℃

– Evaporation unit EVU20, down to ~-120 ℃

– various Peltier (PTD) and resistance based (ETD) accessories for temperature control

– extended measuring geometries 

– Parallel-plate (PP) measuring geometries [diameters; mm]: 15, 25, 25S (serrated), 43GL (glass), 43Q (quartz), 43H (HDPE), 50, 50S

– Cone-plate (CP) [cone angle between brackets]: 25(1), 50(2)

– Concentric cylinders (CC): CC27, CC27P (profiled), DG27 (double-gap) 

– vane geometries: 

– standard 

– helical

– DMTA fixtures (torsion) 

– rectangular sapmles 

– circular samples (diameters: 0.5-7 mm)

– Universal shaft fixtures with disposable aluminium and steel 25 mm plates

– Single motor-transducer configuration extended options

– rheo-optical setup (PP with glass, quartz and HDPE 

– high pressure cell (max 400 bar) with DG27 and PP

– Interfacial rheology cell with bi-cone measuring geometry 

Separate motor-transducer configuration extended options

– all PP and CP geometries listed

– extensional viscosity fixture

– DMTA fixture for rectangular samples

– custom Taylor-Couette flow cell for standard and polarised light imaging visualisations 

– rheo-dielectric spectroscopy setup with PP25Ti (Titanium) measuring geometry. DEA: Zurich Instruments MFIA