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P03 offers small- and wide-angle X-ray scattering (SAXS/WAXS). Exploiting the low emittance of the PETRA III source, P03 provides micro- and nanofocused X-ray beams with energies in the range 9-23 keV.
P03 is the microfocus small- and wide-angle X-ray scattering beamline μSAXS/WAXS at PETRA III. This beamline exploits the excellent photon beam properties of the low emittance source PETRA III to provide micro- and nanofocused beams with ultra-high intensity and resolution in real and reciprocal space. Among the novel methods that exploit perfectly the most-brilliant beam, are μGISAXS and μSAXS tomography, as well as their expansion to nanosized beams. The beamline offers dedicated micro- and nano-focus endstations being both dedicated to transmission as well as grazing incidence experiments.

The strong focus on materials science at P03, especially of the nano-focus endstation, is best demonstrated by the wide range of experiments already performed with in situ sample environments: stretching cells for tensile tests, a cryostream for temperature control, magnetic and electric field application, a nanoindentation apparatus and a high pressure cell for measurements at high hydrostatic pressure – all of these methods were successfully combined with the high spatial resolution provided by nanofocused beam.

Bio-based materials and polymers, Chemistry and Catalysis, Electronics, Energy Applications, Industrial production and Manufacturing, Nanotechnology and Nanomaterials, Surfaces and Interfaces


Oliver Wendt
Industrial Service Manager
+49 (0)40 8998 2838