RheoSAXS: Rheology and SAXS in one

Material characterization with two complementary techniques in one instrument

The lab-scale RheoSAXS system is the clever combination of two world-class Anton Paar instruments: The renowned SAXSpoint 2.0 delivers brilliant results on the nanoscale. Combined with the DSR 502 dynamic shear rheometer (based on the MCR rheometers) this makes RheoSAXS – the first commercially available setup for studying structural and rheological properties simultaneously in one setup in your lab. RheoSAXS resolves the combined information of your sample within minutes.

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Key Features

New opportunities for combined RheoSAXS measurements

New opportunities for combined RheoSAXS measurements

  • 10 nNm minimum torque in rotation and 2 nNm minimum torque in oscillation allow measurement of low-viscosity dilute suspensions.
  • Easy to handle thanks to the quick coupling mechanism of the upper geometry
  • Marks on the flange between DSR 502 and the X-ray measuring chamber make changing from axial to tangential setup easy.
X-ray-transparent RheoSAXS measuring cell

X-ray-transparent RheoSAXS measuring cell

  • Measure parallel or perpendicular to flow direction to obtain the orientation of the sample distribution with respect to flow direction.
  • Cylindrical measuring geometry corresponding to DIN 53019, gap size 1 mm, made of X-ray-transparent polycarbonate
  • Filling volume: 8 mL
  • Temperature control in the range from -10 °C to 90 °C
Upgrade of all existing SAXSpoint 2.0 systems anytime

Upgrade of all existing SAXSpoint 2.0 systems anytime

  • All existing SAXSpoint 2.0 systems in the field can be equipped for combined RheoSAXS measurements.
  • The DSR 502 measuring head is integrated in SAXSpoint 2.0 and the system can be aligned using the SAXSdrive™ software.
  • Use SAXSanalysis™ to analyze the scattering data and RheoCompass™ on its own to analyze the rheological data.

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