Experimental Station 1-5

Beamline 1-5 is a bend magnet end station dedicated primarily to small angle x-ray scattering (SAXS), with the capability to perform wide angle x-ray scattering experiments as well.  1-5 is equipped with a two dimensional rayonix 165 CCD detector.  Supports sample-to-detector distances of 1-3 meters, and is capable of changing energy in the range of (8-16 keV).  There are several sample environments available including a capillary cell, 6-sample holder heated transmission stage, grazing incidence thin film holder and a single sample heating stage.

Supported Techniques
Materials Small-angle X-ray Scattering (SAXS)
Main Scientific Disciplines
Materials Sciences
Beam Line Specifications


1.3 Tesla Bend Magnet

  Energy Range Resolution ΔE/E Spot Size Flux Angular Acceptance
Focused 4600-16000 eV 2x10-4 300 μm x 300 μm  ~1011 1.4 mrad



M0 mirror: Rh-coated torroidal mirror

Monochromator: double-crystal, non-fixed exit slit.




Detectors: Rayonix 165 CCD Camera

Other: Shutter and variable filters to alleviate beam damage. 3 slit collimations and scatter-guard.


Sample Environment

6 sample heated transmission stage

16 sample transmission holder for low background scattering (no heating)

Grazing incidence geometry holder (thin films)

Pouch cell holder (for batteries, electrochemical fuel cells, etc)

Capillary holder 

Data Acquisition and Analysis

Spec, Spectre and IRENA, NIKA, WxDiff

Beam Line Phone
650-926-5214 . On-site Users: Contact the Duty Operator at 4040
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