Pore size distribution

XRD/SAXS for determination of pore sizes in a variety of sample types

Porosity and surface area are important characteristics of solid materials that highly determine the properties and performance of many advanced materials, including catalysts, sorbents, nano particles, low-k dielectric films, and pharmaceuticals. While a variety of techniques are employed to analyze pore related properties, X-ray diffraction (XRD) and related methods like small angle X-ray scattering (SAXS) have the advantage of being non-destructive. SAXS is capable of pore size determination with pore diameters below ten angstroms.


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World's most powerful θ/θ high-resolution X-ray diffractometer features an in-plane diffraction arm
Small angle X-ray scattering (SAXS) pin-hole camera system