We have just published a Review of I22 Operations. It contains a descripton of beamline, ideal to reference for all science papers related to work carried out on I22. We hope you find it useful.
I22: SAXS/WAXS beamline at Diamond Light Source - an overview of 10 years operation
A. J. Smith, S. G. Alcock, L. S. Davidson, J. H. Emmins, J. C. Hiller Bardsley, P. Holloway, M. Malfois, A. R. Marshall, C. L. Pizzey, S. E. Rogers, O. Shebanova, T. Snow, J. P. Sutter, E. P. Williams and N. J. Terrill, Journal of Synchrotron Radiation 2021, 28.
In light of the current COVID restrictions we would ask ALL Users planning to apply for time on I22 to get in touch with a member of the beamline staff (or I22@diamond.ac.uk) to discuss feasibility before submitting any proposals. Whilst we will make every effort to accommodate all experiments, some, because of their challenging nature, might be difficult to facilitate currently.
As guidance the types of experiment we can run in AP29/30 will depend on Diamond’s COVID-19 operational level. There are two likely levels:
We have identified some examples which we think fall into each category for guidance:
The high brilliance of the insertion device source on I22 allows structural investigation of materials under extreme environments (for example fluid flow at high pressures and temperatures). I22 provides reliable access to millisecond time scales, essential to understanding kinetic processes such as early folding events in proteins or structural evolution in polymers and colloids.
Simultaneous recording of both small and wide angle X-ray scattering (SAXS and WAXS) techniques in combination allows users to probe length scales ranging from a few Angstroms to several microns with high resolution.
Key Advantages of I22:
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