A monthly seminar series, organized by Small Angle X-ray Scattering Special Interest Group (SAXS-SIG) at Advanced Photon Source, is focused on discussing, celebrating, and learning from new frontiers of science, research, and development based on small-angle scattering (SAS). This is a monthly seminar organized virtually over ZOOM where the speaker will be invited by SAXS-SIG. In order to join the seminar please subscribe to the small-angle mailing list here:


Upcoming Seminar

Date: May 25, 2022

Time: Wed, 11:00 AM (CST)

Speaker:  Robert Dalgliesh, Najet Mahmoudi, Gregory Smith

Institution: ISIS Pulsed Neutron and Muon Source, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, UK

Title: Small-Angle Scattering at the ISIS Neutron Source

AbstractThe ISIS Pulsed Neutron & Muon Source, located about an hour to the west of London, United Kingdom, is home to one of the largest and most productive collections of Small-Angle Neutron Scattering (SANS) instruments anywhere in the world. But ISIS is also a spallation neutron source, not unlike the SNS or J-PARC, meaning that SANS is performed using time-of-flight techniques. These confer a number of experimental advantages over SANS at traditional reactor-based sources, such as providing a very wide dynamic range in Q (Qmax/Qmin > 300), excellent wavelength resolution (typically 3 - 8%), better Q-resolution over more of the Q-range and, usefully, allows trade-offs between statistics and Q-resolution to be made post-experiment. In this presentation we shall give an overview of ISIS, our SANS instrument suite, and our capabilities, illustrated by some scientific examples.





Future Presentations

May 25, 2022, 3:00 pm (CST), Robert Dalgliesh, Najet Mahmoudi, Gregory Smith (ISIS), Title: Small-Angle Scattering at the ISIS Neutron Source


Past Presentations (YouTube channel with past presentations)

Jan 19, 2022, 11:00 AM (CST), Richard Gillilan, CHESS, Title: BioSAXS/HP-Bio: from biomedicine to extreme biophysics and beyond

January 26, 2022, 11:AM(CST), Thomas Weiss, SSRL, Ttile: Small Angle X-ray Scattering Facilities at the SSRL: Capabilities, Instrumentation, and Applications

Feb 9, 2022, 11:00 AM (CST), Mikhail Zhernenkov, NSLS II, Title: A Portfolio of Advanced SAXS Capabilities at NSLS-II: Beamlines for Materials Science, Life science and Beyond

Feb 16, 2022, 11:00 AM (CST), Cheng Wang, ALS, Title: Small Angle Scattering Capabilities at the Advanced Light Source from Soft to Tender to Well Done

Feb 23, 2022, 11:00 AM (CST), William Heller, SNS, Title: Small-Angle Neutron Scattering Instrumentation and Opportunities at Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Mar 30, 2022, 11:00 AM (CST), Florian Meneau, Brazilian Synchrotron Light Source (LNLS), Title:  Coherent and incoherent Small Angle X-ray Scattering at the Brazilian synchrotron facility SIRIUS

Apr 27, 2022, 3:00 pm (CST), Anna Sokolova, Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organization (ANSTO), Title: Small Angle (Neutron) Scattering Down Under

SAXS-SIG Members

Mrinal Bera (Chair), Jon Almer, Jan Ilavsky, Pete Jemian, Byeongdu Lee, Suresh Narayanan, Soenke Seifert