CoSAXS beamline - Multipurpose Small Angle X-ray Scattering


Research areas and keywords

UKÄ subject classification

  • Accelerator Physics and Instrumentation

Type of infrastructure

  • Equipment
  • Services

Name of national/international infrastructure this infrastructure belongs to

MAX IV Laboratory


State of the art Small Angle X-ray Scattering (SAXS) beamline with possibilities to perform X-ray Photon Correlation Spectroscopy (XPCS) experiments. Currently is in construction phase. The beamline is planned to be open for external users in 2019. Many techniques will be available, among them: SAXS, BioSAXS, SAXS/WAXS, Time Resolved SAXS, microbeam SAXS and XPCS for solution or solid state samples.

Equipment and resources

The beamline will be equipped with many different sample environments. At the moment, only the BioSAXS autoloader and the SURF setup (simultaneous SAXS/Spectroscopy system) are in construction phase. Other equipment will be purchased or customized in the future.
Detectors: Pilatus 1M detector. Two new X-ray detectors with state of the art technology are in the budget of the project.

Services provided

Assistance on the experiments at the beamline.
Data analysis: in collaboration (typical) or consultancy services (rare)

Management of the infrastructure

The beamline is headed by a beamline scientist, time for experiments is allocated through a peer review process by an external program advisory committee. The scientific scope of the beamline is defined in interaction with the management of MAX IV Laboratory and the Scientific Advisory Committee.

Available for loan

Not available for loan

Terms of access:

Beamtime access through open calls announced at MAX IV homepage

Recent research outputs

Pernille Sonderby, Christopher Soderberg, Christian G. Frankaer, Gunther Peters, Jens T. Bukrinski, Ana Labrador, Tomas S. Plivelic & Pernille Harris, 2020 Mar 1, In : Journal of Synchrotron Radiation. 27, p. 396-404 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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