Commissioning of new SAXS/WAXS instrument

inst1We are pleased to announce the commissioning of a unique Small/Wide Angle X-ray Scattering (SAXS/WAXS/GISAXS) instrument called Ganesha 300XL on 16th February 2016. This state-of-the-art in-house SAXS is developed by SAXSLAB for CNIE with full motorization, extensive automation, large sample chamber and versatile sample area to provide a highly customised instrument for:

  • Ambient work with up to 30 solid samples in a single run
  • Temperatures between -100 and 350°C
  • Solution scattering in refillable capillaries from 4 to 80°C
  • GISAXS/GIWAXS on ambient or temperature controlled stages
  • Time-resolved Micro-fluidics monitoring in air
  • q range 0.0025Å-1 to 3 Å-1

She will use ARCHER supercomputer for 6 months to study behavior of biomolecules confined in ordered amorphous silica through all-atom molecular dynamic simulations with explicit water and counter-ions.The simulations will provide a better understanding of the interplay between the adsorbed proteins and mesoporous materials which is necessary to improve drug delivery systems by improving stability and controlled release of the active drug at the site of interest.