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Title: Automated laboratory based X-ray beamline with multi-capillary sample chamber

An automated laboratory based X-ray beamline with a multi-capillary sample chamber capable of undertaking small angle X-ray scattering measurements on a maximum of 104 samples at a time as a function of temperature between 5 and 85 °C has been developed. The modular format of the system enables the user to simultaneously equilibrate samples at eight different temperatures with an accuracy of ±0.005 °C. This system couples a rotating anode generator and 2D optoelectronic detector with Franks X-ray optics, leading to typical exposure times of less than 5 min for lyotropic liquid crystalline samples. Beamline control including sample exchange and data acquisition has been fully automated via a custom designed LabVIEW framework.
Authors:
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  1. Department of Chemistry, Imperial College London, South Kensington Campus, London SW7 2AZ (United Kingdom)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22220475
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Review of Scientific Instruments; Journal Volume: 84; Journal Issue: 8; Other Information: (c) 2013 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; ACCURACY; ANODES; CONTROL; DATA ACQUISITION; DESIGN; EQUIPMENT; OPTICS; SMALL ANGLE SCATTERING; TEMPERATURE DEPENDENCE; X RADIATION; X-RAY DIFFRACTION