Compression molded polypropylene

The SAXS pattern of compression molded polypropylene mat. The scattering image was taken on Rigaku S-MAX3000 standard 2D SAXS system with three pinholes and the length of 3m in the Polymer Science and Engineering Department at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst MA. The X-ray source is a high brilliance MicroMax-002. The sample to detector distance was 1.5m. The crystallization of polymers and nanocomposites as well as the crystallite orientation can be studied using this SAXS camera.

SAXS pattern of compression molded polypropylene mat



The S-MAX3000 pinhole SAXS camera design is available with a choice of conventional or high brilliance X-ray sources. A 3-meter, fully evacuated camera length provides both high intensity and high resolution. Coupled with a fully integrated 2-dimensional multi-wire proportional counter, the system is capable of making highly sensitive measurements from both isotropic and anisotropic materials. A wide range of sample stage attachments provide maximum flexibility in controlling environmental sample conditions during measurement. Read more...