Multipurpose soft-material SAXS/WAXS/GISAXS beamline at SPring-8

Hiroyasu Masunaga, Hiroki Ogawa, Takumi Takano, Sono Sasaki, Shunji Goto, Takashi Tanaka, Takamitsu Seike, Sunao Takahashi, Kunikazu Takeshita, Nobuteru Nariyama, Haruhiko Ohashi, Toru Ohata, Yukito Furukawa, Tomohiro Matsushita, Yasuhide Ishizawa, Naoto Yagi, Masaki Takata, Hideo Kitamura, Kazuo Sakurai, Kohji TashiroAtsushi Takahara, Yoshiyuki Amamiya, Kazuyuki Horie, Mikihito Takenaka, Toshiji Kanaya, Hiroshi Jinnai, Hiroshi Okuda, Isamu Akiba, Isao Takahashi, Katsuhiro Yamamoto, Masamichi Hikosaka, Shinichi Sakurai, Yuya Shinohara, Akihiko Okada, Yasunori Sugihara

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Abstract

Scientific and engineering research on soft materials requires precise structural analysis to understand their hierarchical and fluctuating nature. A new beamline, the BL03XU frontier soft-material beamline, that is dedicated to scattering experiments on soft materials was recently installed at the third-generation synchrotron facility, SPring-8, in Japan. The BL03XU uses an in-vacuum undulator, and the photon flux of the obtained X-ray can reach 10 13 photons sec-1, with an energy resolution of ΔE/E ≈ 2 × 10-4 at 12.4 keV. The BL03XU has two experimental hutches: a front one that is used for grazing-incidence scattering experiments and a second one for transmitting scattering experiments, which enables simultaneous small- and wide-angle X-ray scattering. The present paper introduces details about the instrument and some of the first scattering data measured at BL03XU, which reveals its cutting-edge design and high level of performance.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)471-477
Number of pages7
JournalPolymer Journal
Volume43
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 2011
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Materials Chemistry

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    Masunaga, H., Ogawa, H., Takano, T., Sasaki, S., Goto, S., Tanaka, T., Seike, T., Takahashi, S., Takeshita, K., Nariyama, N., Ohashi, H., Ohata, T., Furukawa, Y., Matsushita, T., Ishizawa, Y., Yagi, N., Takata, M., Kitamura, H., Sakurai, K., ... Sugihara, Y. (2011). Multipurpose soft-material SAXS/WAXS/GISAXS beamline at SPring-8. Polymer Journal, 43(5), 471-477. https://doi.org/10.1038/pj.2011.18