Small Angle Scattering Training School 2019

Jun 04. till Jun 05.

Small Angle Scattering Training School 2019

This course aims to provide users of the I22 and B21 beamlines with a rounded knowledge of small angle X-ray scattering (SAXS) as an analytical technique.

04/06/20192019-06-04 - 05/06/20192019-06-05
Diamond House, Diamond Light Source, Oxfordshire
This course aims to provide users of the I22 and B21 beamlines with a rounded knowledge of small angle X-ray scattering (SAXS) as an analytical technique.

The course will begin with an introductory lecture on SAS and move through to real world examples from contemporary researchers.  Over two full days, attendees will cover the underlying principles of SAXS and gain hands-on experience with data correction, reduction and analysis software alongside advice on writing SAXS publications.

The course will also provide attendees with the chance to meet researchers alongside software developers both of whom are advancing SAXS as a technique by developing new analytical techniques or packages to aid data reduction and analysis.

For attendees who anticipate also attending the SAS Science Meeting, held immediately afterwards, dinner will be available from the on-site canteen (R22) between 6 to 8 PM, the cost of which will not be covered by attendance of this course.



Places are limited to 30 participants. Successful applicants will be informed by the 6th of May 2019.

There is no fee for the course. Meals and accommodation at Ridgeway House (the on-site guest house) are also provided free of charge. However, applicants are required to cover the cost of their transport to and from Diamond.

For any queries, pleae contact Diamond Events - 

Provisional programme


Tuesday 4th June 2019
09:00 Arrival and registration
10:00 Welcome and overview of course
10:10 Introduction to scattering 

SAXS techniques #1

Annette Eva Langkilde - University of Copenhagen
Kate McAulay - University of Glasgow

12:00 Lunch

SAXS techniques #2

Oleksandr Mykhaylyk - University of Sheffield
Owen Davies - University of Newcastle

14:00 Introduction to DAWN
14:30 Break
14:45 Visualisation, calibration and masking of data
16:00 Break
16:15 Data corrections and processing
17:15 End of day one
18:00 Dinner


Wednesday 5th June 2019
09:00 Common SAS analyses and questions
10:30 Break

SAS Analysis Session 1:

Complex Systems Analysis

12:00 Lunch
13:00 Writing a SAS paper

SAS analysis session 2, parallel sessions for:

SasView & ScÅtter

15:00 Break

SAS Analysis Session 3, parallel sessions for:

McSAS and Irena

16:15 Course concludes
16:30 – 17:30 (Optional) Open forum for questions and problems


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