RheoSAXS – relating nanostructures to macroscopic properties

The combination of rheology and small-angle X-ray scattering has great potential for relating structural changes directly to rheological behavior of liquid samples. This is of special interest in the field of medicine, pharmaceuticals, and also functional materials. The viscosity of materials often defines their applicability as well as manufacturability. Hence it is very useful to understand the structural changes of such materials under shear for optimizing products. 
Anton Paar has combined two of the most sophisticated devices on the market, the SAXSpoint 5.0 system and a unique RheoSAXS measurement setup using the DSR 502 rheometer. This combination allows a precise analysis of such materials. This webinar will give an overview of the hardware and an introduction to the application. 

The webinar content will: 

  • Introduce the unique RheoSAXS measuring setup integrated into the SAXSpoint 5.0 system 
  • Give application examples showing the potential and benefits of combined rheo-scattering analysis 

Target group: 

  • Beginners to experts in small-angle X-ray scattering 
  • Anyone interested in the characterization of nanostructured materials 
  • Anyone interested in analyzing the rheological behavior of materials 
Heiner Santner, PhD (English)
Heiner Santner, PhD

Heiner Santner (PhD) has completed a PhD in technical chemistry from Graz University of Technology and held a postdoctoral position at ICMAB - Barcelona with a research focus on synthesis and characterization of energy storage devices by X-ray scattering methods. Since 2006 he is a product specialist for small- and wide-angle X-ray scattering instrumentation at Anton Paar and has developed a deep expertise in SAXS/WAXS/GISAXS instrumentation and its application to the analysis of nano-structured materials like colloidal systems and thin films.