Scattering and diffraction

Methods based on scattering and diffraction utilize the radiation that changes direction when interacting with the object. This typically provides information on length scales smaller than what can be directly imaged.

In Small Angle X-ray Scattering (SAXS), samples are analyzed to obtain information about sizes, shapes and orientations of internal structures. The analyzed features are mostly in the size range 1-200 nm. For structures down to the atomic scale, X-ray diffraction is a very powerful technique to analyze crystalline samples. For example, the atomic structures of entire proteins can be resolved.

Small Angle X-ray Scattering (SAXS)

Protein crystallography

Small molecule crystallography

Powder X-ray Diffraction (pXRD)


Advanced crystallography
Single crystal diffraction and powder XRD
Solving structural biology challenges


MetalJet for X-ray analytical applications