This course is part of the X-ray Diffraction Advanced Applications Courses (XRD AAC) week. The course is intended for both new and existing users of the Empyrean and X’Pert3 Powder (X’Pert Pro MPD) diffractometers. For the new users the full advantage of this course will be gathered if the SAXS course is followed after the Essentials of X-Ray Diffraction course. The topics range from an introduction to the SAXS technique, to the instrument configuration, as well as practical sessions covering sample preparation, data collection and data analysis using the EasySAXS software. The main purpose of this course is to help you to solve your analytical problem in the most effective way. This course will include hands-on time with our Empyrean NANO platform.

As a participant you are encouraged to bring with you one or two of your characteristic samples together with the corresponding sample submission forms and safety data sheets (included in the registration packet).

Course content

During the course the following aspects will be covered, both in interactive lectures and in practical sessions:
Introduction to the SAXS technique
Instrument setup
Sample preparation
Data collection strategies
High performance SAXS analysis using the Empyrean NANO platform.
Data analysis with EasySAXS software

This is a paid course: Standard Industry $800 per day or Academic $400 per day

Complimentary coffee, tea, breakfast snack and lunch will be provided. The customer is responsible for all other costs of hotel, transportation and additional meals.

Please register to secure your place as seating is limited to keep the course small for the benefit of the attendees and hands-on availability.

We reserve the right to cancel courses due to insufficient enrollment or unforeseen circumstances, such as weather. In the case of cancellation due to low enrollment, we will notify attendees by e-mail and/or by phone 2-3 weeks prior to a class, if not sooner.