Small-Angle X-ray Scattering (SAXS) Instrument Performance and Validation Using Silver Nanoparticles
Technical Report,01 Aug 2016,31 Aug 2016
US Army Research Laboratory Aberdeen Proving Ground United States
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Small-angle X-ray Scattering SAXS is a powerful technique for characterizing the morphology of certain materials but requires that great care be given to data collection, data correction, and instrumental effects on the data. In this report, the performance of the US Army Research Laboratorys new SAXS instrument is compared to the predicted performance and tested using samples of silver nanoparticles provided by an outside laboratory. The effect of beam-stop shadowing is discussed, and corrections for this effect are applied to the data.
- Nuclear Physics and Elementary Particle Physics