Small-Angle Scattering Short Course 2015

"Beyond RG "

March 2 - 6, 2015
Advanced Photon Source, Argonne National Laboratory

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The objective of the Small-Angle Scattering Short Course 2015 was to raise the capabilities of the small-angle scattering (SAS) community by providing an intermediate-level course for those in need of a better understanding of SAS theory, and techniques utilized at the APS.
The SAS short course offered an overview of SAS theory, capabilities, and data reduction and analysis tools to enable the community to submit highly effective beam-time proposals and to facilitate better utilization of the resources at the APS.
The course included hands-on experiments at a selected APS small-angle x-ray scattering facility, and data reduction and evaluation.

About 25 participants listened to lecturers as well as participated in hands-on workshops in one-on-one discussion. Further two days of beam time were provided for experiments on participants samples by foru APS beamlines.

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Argonne National Laboratory
9700 S. Cass Ave., Bldg. 438E
Argonne, IL U.S.A.
attn: Jan Ilavsky
Phone: 630.252.0866 • Fax: 630.252.0862



Small-Angle Scattering Fundamentals
Sample Preparation and Experiments
Overview of Available Instrumentation and Techniques
Data Reduction Tools
Data Analysis Tools
Scientific Lectures on SAS in Materials Science, Chemistry, Biology, and Polymer Science
Strategies to Write Successful Beam-Time Proposals


Bonse-Hart USAXS: 9-ID (XSD,
Pinhole SAXS:

12-ID (XSD,
18-ID (Bio-CAT,

Details on the beamlines: