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Scattering techniques analyse the patterns produced when a sample is illuminated by X-rays and causes deflections. Scattering experiments are used to determine the molecular structure of non-crystalline materials, including complex biological samples and polymers.
Scattering experiments can be applied to understand complex materials or multi-component systems and can be very powerful in understanding partially ordered systems, particularly useful in formulation science. Scattering techniques can be applied to resolve problems in sectors as diverse as drug delivery, oil and gas, energy, and food.
There are various different forms of scattering techniques at Diamond for our industrial users which can probe different aspects of the material structure and are suitable for different material types. Our team of experts can help you to choose the technique that most suits your needs. They include:
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