SAXS Training Programs

Xenocs training center

Are you seeking to enhance your Small Angle X-ray Scattering (SAXS) expertise? Look no further! At Xenocs, we offer top-quality training services designed to help you master the use of laboratory SAXS instruments.

Our comprehensive training programs combine theoretical insights with hands-on laboratory exercises. Seize the opportunity to engage in practical sessions where you will gain firsthand experience with Xenocs’ equipment, covering every strep from sample preparation to data analysis.

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Why choose the Xenocs training center?

Experienced Instructors: Learn from SAXS experts committed to your success.

Hands-On Learning : Practice in our dedicated laboratory and learning space for a comprehensive understanding of SAXS experiments.

Modular programs : Choose from a variety of training formats tailored to your needs, including on-site and remote sessions.

Personalized Solutions: Can’t find the perfect fit for your needs? Reach out to us, and we will collaborate with you to develop a customized training solution. (Remote training also available)

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Our SAXS Training Programs

Fundamentals of
Small-Angle X-ray Scattering

Acquire expertise in Small Angle X-ray Scattering (SAXS) fundamentals and elevate your skills in operating the Xeuss instrument through our intensive 2-day training program. This comprehensive course combines theoretical insights, practical application, and hands-on exercises to ensure a thorough understanding of SAXS principles and proficient instrument operation.

Topics covered include:

  • Introduction to SAXS principles and theory
  • SAXS instrumentation and experimental setup
  • Sample preparation for different sample types
  • Instrument operation
  • Best practices for data collection and optimization
  • Data analysis using the Xenocs XSACT Software
  • Troubleshooting scenarios and solutions

Audience: Researchers eager to enhance their SAXS expertise and harness the full potential of SAXS experiments for their research.

Duration: 2 days

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Sample surface analysis, GISAXS, GIWAXS and reflectometry

This half-day modular training aims to equip participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively utilize Grazing Incidence Small/Wide Angle X-ray Scattering (GISAXS/GIWAXS) in their research or industrial applications.

Topics covered include:

  • Introduction to the principles and fundamentals of GISAXS and GIWAXS.
  • Sample preparation considerations for GISAXS and GIWAXS experiments.
  • Strategies for designing effective GISAXS and GIWAXS experiments.
  • (Factors influencing data quality, including beam incidence angle and resolution.)
  • GISAXS standard and advanced sample stage usage.
  • Sample loading and alignment procedures for grazing-incidence experiments.
  • Data collection procedures for GISAXS and GIWAXS.
  • GISAXS and GIWAXS data analysis techniques.
  • Reflectometry data collection methods.

Audience: Participants are expected to have a basic understanding of the operational principles of SAXS and be familiar with SAXS instruments, including their components and functionalities.

Duration: Half a day

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USAXS and qmin extension

Master Ultra Small Angle X-ray scattering (USAXS) and qmin optimization with our specialized training program. This course delves into the intricacies of USAXS experiments and Q-Xtend hardware, providing participants with the knowledge and skills necessary for effective data collection and analysis.

Topics covered include:

  • Introduction to the principles and theory behind USAXS experiments.
  • Presenetation of the hardware components of USAXS and Q-Xtend.
  • Overview of the Bonse-Hart module and its operation.
  • Strategies for effective Hybrid (Q-Xtend) and USAXS experiments.
  • Sample preparation strategies.
  • Data analysis including desmearing of USAXS data.
  • Data collection and troubleshooting procedures specific to USAXS and Q-Xtend.

Audience: Participants are expected to have a basic understanding of the operational principles of SAXS and be familiar with SAXS instruments, including their components and functionalities.

Duration: Half a day

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Biostructural research using the BioCUBE

Explore the realm of biostructural research with the BioCUBE. This module focuses on the theoretical and experimental aspects of obtaining structural information from biological samples. By the end of this training, participants will be equipped with a solid understanding of SAXS fundamentals for bio and pharma research, learn the intricacies of sample preparation and data collection using the BioCUBE option, and develop proficiency in data analysis for both single and high-throughput datasets.

Topics covered include:

  • Introduction to SAXS theory for biological and pharmaceutical samples.
  • Overview and functionality of the BioCUBE.
  • Sample preparation techniques optimized for volumes as low as 5 µL.
  • Data collection sessions including programming high-throughput experiments for efficient data acquisition.
  • Single and high-throughput data analysis using the Xenocs XSACT software.

Audience: Researchers with an interest in biostructural and pharmaceutical research. Participants are expected to have a basic understanding of the operational principles of SAXS and be familiar with SAXS instruments, including their components and functionalities.

Duration: 1 day

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Tailored training

Looking for specialized training in scientific areas such as polymers, biostructural analysis, colloids, nanoparticles, or others?

We offer specialized and custom training programs conducted either at our application lab in Grenoble or directly at your institute.

Contact us to discuss your needs and tailor a customized training session that suits you best.

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FAQ

Where does the course take place?

The course takes place at our Grenoble headquarters.

Will training material be provided?

Yes, you will receive training material to consult even after the training.

What language will be used for the training?

Course materials are in English. However, the course can be taught in English, French or Italian.

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