Experimental Station 1-5

Beam line 1-5 is a bending magnet end station with a programmatic split between small angle x-ray scattering (SAXS),simultaneous SAXS/WAXS, and high throughput WAXS measurements.  BL1-5 is equipped with a two dimensional Rayonix 165 CCD detector and a Dectris Pilatus 100K PAD.  The SAXS camera is capable of working at either 1 or 3 meter sample to detector distances.  For simultaneous SAXS/WAXS the WAXS detector is capable of reaching a minimum q value of .12nm-1. The beamline is capable of changing energy in the range of 8-16 keV.  There are several sample environments available including a capillary cell, 6-sample holder heated transmission stage, grazing incidence thin film holder and a single sample heating stage. The high throughput waxs instrument is designed to measure combinatorial wafers of graded materials in autonomous fashion.  For furhter information regarding the high throughput capabilities contact Apurva Mehta.  

Supported Techniques
Materials Small-angle X-ray Scattering (SAXS)
Main Scientific Disciplines
Materials Sciences
Beam Line Specifications


1.3 Tesla Bend Magnet

  Energy Range Resolution ΔE/E Spot Size Flux Angular Acceptance
Focused 7600-16000 eV 2x10-4 300 μm x 500 μm  ~1011 1.4 mrad



M0 mirror: Rh-coated torroidal mirror

Monochromator: double-crystal, non-fixed exit slit.




Detectors: Rayonix 165 CCD Camera, Dectris Pilatus 100K PAD.

Other: Shutter and variable filters to alleviate beam damage. 3 slit collimations and scatter-guard.


Sample Environment

6 sample heated transmission stage

16 sample transmission holder for low background scattering (no heating)

Grazing incidence geometry holder (thin films, no heating)

Pouch cell holder (for batteries, electrochemical fuel cells, etc)

Single capillary holder

20 capillary holder 

Data Acquisition and Analysis

Data Acquisition - SPEC, SPECTRE

Data Analysis -  IRENA & NIKA macros for Igor Pro 

Beam Line Phone
650-926-5214. On-site Users: Contact the Duty Operator at9-926-4040
Beam Line Contact

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