TUG is a permanent outstation located directly at the synchrotron radiation facility Elettra – Sincrotrone Trieste (Small angle X-ray scattering and Deep X-ray Lithography beamlines).
The highflux SAXS beamline located at Elettra Sincrotrone Trieste, was mainly intended for time-resolved studies on fast structural transitions in the sub-millisecond time region in solutions and partly ordered systems with a SAXS-resolution of at least 100 nm in real-space. However, increasingly also grazing-incidence (GISAXS) measurements are performed to study self-assembly processes on surfaces or to perform structural characterizations of thin films. Additionally, SAXS measurements can be coupled to simultaneous Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC) and Wide Angle X-ray Scattering (WAXS) recordings.
Due to the highly variable kept sample stage, there are almost no limits for the realization of any experiment. You are welcome to propose to our team any interesting and highlighting investigations for the benefit of materials and life sciences.