Available Instrumentation: Xray
The following instruments are available for external users to book and use, either with or without the help of an operator from the Centre. Please contact Solly Motaung at email@example.com for bookings.
Small and wide angle X-ray scattering BY SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT ONLY
Make: Anton Paar SAXS with line and point collimation 1 xray tube, 2 beam lines
CSIR / university price: R1400/hour for instrument operation and analysis
Industry price: R2800 per hour for instrument operation and analysis
 X-ray source: Sealed copper tube. X-ray generator: PW3830 from PANanalytical
 Operating voltage and current: 40KV and 50mA
 Wave length of Radiation: CuK? radiation (? = 0.1542 nm)
 Detector: imaging plate
 Operating temperature: Room temperature (~21°C) – 300°C
 2? range: 0.108°- 40°
 q range: 0.077 nm-1 – 27 nm-1
 Sample dimension: Thin film of dimension 20 x 7 x 0.3 mm is preferable. Fine powder to fill paste cell which has dimension like capillary
Make: PANalytical X’Pert PRO
CSIR / university price: R300/sample for standard experimental conditions.
Industry price: R600/sample using standard experimental conditions.
 X-ray source: Cu-tube
 operating V&I = 45kV 40mA  Wavelength of Ni-filtered Cu K-alpha radiation = 0’154nm
 Detector: pixcel
 only at room temperature
2 theta = 1 – 156 degrees
 i) fine powder, ii) 1.2 – 2mm thick 25 mm diameter compression moulded disk, iii) thin compression moulded sheet
 sample shouldn’t contain