Nano-InXider



Smart nanoscale characterization

  • Directly from samples to results
  • Accurate and high dynamic range measurements
  • Simultaneous data from atomic- to nano-scale
  • Low cost of ownership

Directly from samples to results

With the Nano-inXider SMART design, just put your sample in the chamber. Then get your results. It is simple and fast.

Sample

Simple. Just put your sample in the chamber. The instrument auto-aligns without any need of user interaction.

Measurement

Data acquisition workflow is automatic and fast. X-ray scattering data is automatically normalized with no need of calibration by the user. This is achieved through a powerful software suite embedded in a fully motorized equipment using a unique fixed dual detector configuration.

Analysis

Accurate scattering data instantly displayed by the instrument can be used on the fly for quick sample feedback, or for further assisted analysis using our XSACT software. A large choice of analysis functions is available and quick nanostructure parameters are provided through few clicks.

Report

XSACT produces high quality publication-ready graphs and figures which can be easily exported to other documents through drag-and-drop or saved as files.

Time-saving

The Nano-inXider provides fast answers and straightforward analysis.

It is easy to use. Its SMART design ensures a fast learning curve for both scattering experts, material scientists or technicians.

With full remote operation capability and auto alignment, the Nano-inXider reduces human errors to the minimum, and guarantees reproducibility as well as measurement traceability.

It is ideal for open access labs.

Accurate and high dynamic range measurement

Focus your attention on science and data interpretation, you can rely on your data.

The Nano-inXider acquires high signal to noise data by measuring the intense direct beam transmitted through the sample together with low intensity signal scattered from the sample. Direct beam measurement, achieved with innovative beamstop-less data acquisition, enables automatic data treatment and display in absolute intensity with a very high accuracy. Simultaneous low intensity signals detection is rendered possible by implementation of Clean Beam Technology.

The high dynamic range of intensity collection directly impacts data quality by:

  • Enabling the detection of low intensity scattered signal from weakly scattering samples
  • Accessing absolute quantity parameters such as particles number, molar mass, concentration, specific surface
  • Detecting large characteristic dimensions without need of user data treatment

Simultaneously from atomic to nanoscale

No need to repeat SAXS and WAXS measurement, you get two measurements within one exposure.

The Nano-inXider features a smart dual detector design to detect atomic scale information and nanostructure simultaneously within one exposure. Long sample-to-detector distance for measuring large characteristic dimensions is achieved in SAXS through a vertical design with a small footprint.

Such configuration provides unique benefits:

  • You get access to nanostructure information together with atomic scale information in a single exposure. No need to repeat the experiment.
  • Unambiguous data is provided for inhomogenous samples since the same volume of sample is analyzed in SAXS and WAXS
  • Sample structure is probed at the same exact time at both atomic and nanoscale, which is mandatory for in situ studies

Low cost of ownership

Get nanoscale information on a day to day basis to improve your material process or validate your research models.

  • High return on investment
  • Will easily find a place in your lab with its vertical design
  • Easy access for technicians
  • Daily use with high throughput
  • Low environment impact

The low cost of ownership of the Nano-inXider mainly comes from its compactness and low cost of operation.

Accelerate your research

The Nano-inXider gives you answers on the nanostructure of your sample, whether in solid, liquid, gel, powder or thin film.

  • Particle size distribution, from a few nanometers to more than 250 nm
  • Mesophase analysis of self-assembled materials such as liquid crystals, block copolymers, nano-drug delivery systems
  • Nanostructure of biomaterials such as surfactants, proteins in solutions, hydrogels
  • Crystallization rates and lamellar structure of semi-crystalline polymers during stress or temperature studies
  • Orientation analysis on fibers and films
Source and optics

Microfocus sealed tube: Cu, 30W/30µm*, point focus. (* DIN EN 12543-5)
Patented 2D single reflection multilayer optics.

Detector

Dectris Pilatus 3 hybrid photon counting detectors.
Two fixed detectors for continuously and simultaneously.
SAXS and WAXS acquisition up to 2θ=60°.

Beam Path

Windowless beam path entirely under vacuum from beam delivery system to detector sensor

Key features

Clean Beam technology: high flux and low background beamline.
Beamstopless measurement: SAXS acquisition continuously without any beamstop.
Virtual detector mode: > 200° azimuth coverage with rotation of sample.

Measurement capability

Nanoparticles size up to 250 nm in diameter.

Sample environment

Standard holders: solids, capillaries, powders.
Sample holders for powders and gels.
Flow cells for liquids:

  • Low noise flow cell
  • Capillary flow cell
  • Automatic Sample Changer

Temperature stages:

  • Multi-purpose X-Ray Temperature Stage (-30°C to 150°C)
  • High temperature sample stage (-150°C to 350°C)
  • Extended high temperature sample stage (amb — 1000°C)

Tensile Stage (0-200N).
GiSAXS stage compatible with high temperature sample stage.
Custom stages on request.

Software

Acquisition software with automatic data reduction in absolute units and live data display.
XSACT (X-ray Scattering Analysis and Calculation Tool) for data analysis and interpretation.

General parameters

Fooprint: < 1×1 m².
Weight: ~ 520 kg.
Maximum power consumption: < 2000 W (single phase power).
Self-contained: no external fluids required.

Warranty

Two years warranty and three years on X ray source.

  • Low noise flow cell
    For liquid samples, especially useful for dilute or low scattering samples.
  • Capillary flow cell
    For liquid samples.
  • Autosampler for liquids
    For automatic and high precision liquid sample injection in the flow cells (using tubing connections).
  • BioCube
    Measurement cell for low sample volume solution scattering with machine vision assisted sample positioning.
  • BioXolver pipetting robot
    Robot for use with BioCube.
  • Gel and powder capsule holder
    For powders and gels, also suitable for liquids.
  • GISAXS sample holder
    For studying nanostructured surfaces and thin films.
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​Crack growth mechanism of styrene-butadiene rubber filled with silica nanoparticles studied by small angle X-ray scattering ​RSC Advances ​10.1039/C5RA26238K ​Composites
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​Phase Behaviors of PU/SPI Green Composites Using SAXS Profiles ​Advances in Polymer Technology ​10.1002/adv.21526 ​Crystallization
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​Polycaprolactone–Polyaniline Blend: Effects of the Addition of Cysteine on the Structural and Molecular Properties ​The Journal of Physical Chemistry C ​10.1021/acs.jpcc.6b10011 ​Colloids, Composites
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