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 hundred nanometres with high resolution. At 12.4keV, for example, the SAXS q-range is 0.0187-9.8 nm-1 dependent on camera length. For WAXS 0.72 to 47nm-1
Key Advantages of I22:
We have published a Review of I22 Operations. It contains a description of beamline. As part of the requirement to include Diamond in your publication acknowledgements and references please include this paper for all 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. DOI:10.1107/S1600577521002113
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