Structure analysis for nano-materials (SAXS & WAXS)


  • Nanoparticles
  • Textured materials: ordering, molecular arrangements

Structural parameters:

  • Nano-particle size distributions (<100nm) and shape determination
  • Ordering parameters for nano systems


  • Transmission scans: samples in capillaries and flat sample holders (with X-ray transparent windows)
  • Mechanical forces can be applied to the samples

Working principle:

With the BRUKER NanoStar, powders, thin bulk materials can be analyzed. Colleagues from Empa with frequent demands can get access to the instrument after training and may use it by reservation through an online system. However, the staff of the lab will give support in setting up an optimized experiment.

Contact:         (Dübendorf)

                        (St. Gallen)

Prof. Dr. Antonia Neels

Prof. Dr. Antonia Neels
Head of the Center for X-ray Analytics

Phone: +41 58 765 4507