13A1 SW60 - X-ray Scattering


TLS BL13A1 is constructed at the side-kicked branch of the superconducting wiggler (SW6) beamline and has been designed to provide hard X-ray photons up to 6 × 1010 per second at a fixed energy of 12 keV. An asymmetric-cut curved crystal monochromator (ACCM) was employed to offer monochromatic-beam with resolving power (E/∆E) ∼ 700. A four-circle diffractometer with a scintillation detector is equipped in the endstation to provide the capability for high resolution wide-range X-ray scattering and diffraction experiments. A round CCD detector with 165 mm diameter is used to collect the two-dimensional X-ray scattering and diffraction patterns with available q range from 0.05 Å−1 to 2.5 Å−1. To fit different experiment requirements, a number of holders have been designed for different types of sample: a regular sample rod for general X-ray diffraction (XRD) and X-ray reflectivity (XRR), a thermal stage with temperature range from room temperature to 150 oC, a thermal transmission chamber for liquid samples as well as solution samples, and a temperature and humidity-controlled chamber for bio-membrane samples. X-ray diffraction (XRD) and X-ray reflectivity (XRR) were frequently used to determine the structures of material samples. Grazing incident X-ray diffraction (GIXD) was used to probe the in-plane structures of not only material but also bio-membrane samples. Lamellar X-ray diffraction (LXD) and small angle X-ray scattering (SAXS) were used to determine the membrane structure of multilamellar thin film on substrate and unilamellar vesicles in solution, respectively.

Areas of Research

X-ray scattering /diffraction on bio-membranes and material science

Light Source

TypeSuperconducting Multipole Wiggler
Source SizeHorizontal αh = 0.01 mm
Vertical αv =  0.86 mm
Period Length6 cm
Magnetic Field3.2 T
Energy Range6.5~19 keV

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BL Spokesperson

Lee, Ming-Tao (李明道)
+886-3-578-0281 Ext. 7109

BL Manager/Local Contact

Hsiao, Sheng-Wei (蕭聖偉)
+886-3-578-0281 Ext. 6417


  • X-ray diffraction and scattering


  • Biology and Material Science
  • Physics
  • Chemistry

General Information

  • Source: SW60
  • Energy Range: 12 keV
  • Focused Spot Size: 1000 x 300 μm
  • Status: Operational

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