Synchrotron beamline SWING

SWING, Small and Wide angle X-ray scattering

For studying complex structure samples: macomolecules, nanomaterials, soft matter, tissues...

By providing information on the structure of matter at scales varying between nanometer and micrometer, the beamline SWING will help answering the numerous questions related to soft condensed matter, conformation of macro-molecules in solution and composite materials in material sciences.

Our experimental set up allows small-angle X-ray scattering (SAXS) and wide-angle X-ray scattering measurements (WAXS) to be performed simultaneously in the 5-17 keV energy range, as well as grazing incidence small angle scattering (GISAXS). Anomalous scattering experiments will be facilitated. Emphasis will be put on the variety of samples that can be studied, solutions, gels, amorphous solids, crystallised solids and the corresponding diversity of sample environments.

Access conditions

Access to SOLEIL beamlines is open to scientists coming from all over the world. SOLEIL deals with proposals submitted by scientists from academic institutions as well as researchers and engineers from commercial organisations and private companies. Access may be of two kinds:

  • Free of charge for users whose results are open for publication (mandatory) and whose proposal has been evaluated by a Peer Review Committee.
  • With charge for admission for users requesting rapid access and/or confidentiality without peer review process and keeping the proprietary of their results.

For more details: Access modes