ID02 - Time-Resolved Ultra Small-Angle X-Ray Scattering


ID02 beamline is a combined ultra small-angle and wide-angle scattering instrument. The microstructure and non-equilibrium dynamics of soft matter and related systems can be probed from sub-nanometer to micron scale, and down to sub-millisecond time range.
Status:  open


  • Life Sciences
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Materials and Engineering
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Medicine


  • Soft condensed matter
  • Noncrystalline structural biology
  • Interdisciplinary studies of soft matter, biology, and nanoscience


  • SAXS - small-angle X-ray scattering
  • USAXS - ultra-small-angle X-ray scattering
  • WAXS - wide-angle X-ray scattering
  • Anomalous scattering
  • ASAXS - anomalous small-angle X-ray scattering

Energy range

  • 8.0 - 20.0  keV

Beam size

  • Minimum (H x V) : 50.0 x 20.0  µm²
  • Maximum (H x V) : 1000.0 x 80.0  µm²

Sample environments

  • Stopped-flow rapid mixing device
  • Stress controlled rheometer
  • Mettler heating stage (FP90/FP84HT)
  • Linkam heating stage: (THMS600/TMS94)
  • Vacuum flow-through cell
  • Peltier-controlled flow-through cell
  • Magnetic field (0.1 mT to 1.5 T)
  • Oven (capillaries and flat cells, 25-300°C)
  • Peltier-controlled automatic sample changer


  • SAXS: Rayonix MX170
  • SAXS: Pilatus 300K
  • WAXS: Rayonix LX170
  • USAXS: FReLoN Kodak CCD

Technical details

COMBINED USAXS/SAXS/WAXS: ID02 offers time-resolved ultra small- & wide- angle X-ray scattering (combined USAXS/SAXS/WAXS). The setup uses the monochromatic, highly collimated, and intense beam in a pinhole configuration with sample-to-detector distance variable from 0.6 m to 30 m. USAXS configuration employs a double crystal collimation scheme to reduce the horizontal beam divergence. Using 1 Å X-ray wavelength, the q range covered by the instrument is roughly 10-3 nm-1< q < 60 nm-1. MORE INFORMATION: Detailed information on available techniques, sample environments, and detectors is available at the beamline home page, which also lists recent publications demonstrating the beamline's capababilities.

(1) M. Sztucki and T. Narayanan, J. Appl. Cryst. 40 (2007) S459.| (2) P. Panine, S. Finet, T. Weiss, and T. Narayanan, Adv. Colloid Interf. Sci., 127 (2006) 9.| (3) T. Narayanan, O. Diat, and P. Boesecke, Nucl. Instrum. Methods Phys. Res. A, 467-468 (2001) 1005-1009.|

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