Xeuss 2.0 the SAXS and WAXS Laboratory Beamline

Several years ago, Xenocs introduced the Xeuss as a novel and highly versatile tool capable of achieving high brilliance, low parasitic scattering, high resolution and high performance SAXS measurements.

Designed to serve as a beamline for laboratories, the Xeuss 2.0’s unique proprietary technology has been the result of over 14 years of research and development. Furthermore, the technology behind the Xeuss 2.0 integrates all innovative technological components that were originally developed by Xenocs.

Video: Xeuss 2.0 A Beamline For Your Lab

The Xeuss 2.0 combines proprietary single reflection optics with newly developed scatterless slits in order to generate an intense X-ray beam that exhibits ultra-low levels of parasitic signals. In addition, the Xeuss 2.0 has been equipped with the latest generation of Pilatus detectors produced by Dectris to ensure that users are provided with extremely precise measurements.

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The impressive capabilities of the Xeuss 2.0 are further enhanced by its powerful control and data acquisition software system. Based on SPEC from Certified Scientific Software, the Xeuss 2.0 software features include an easy-to-use graphical user interface, a macroscript mode that can be rapidly accessed, as well as the ability to perform various advanced operations.

In terms of processing and analytical capabilities, the Xeuss 2.0 software has been developed through the exclusive partnership between Xenocs and France’s Soleli synchrotron.

As an open, adaptable and easily upgraded system, the Xeuss 2.0 meets the full flexibility and ergonomic requirements for any application and experimental environment.

Clean Beam Technology

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The GeniX3D Microsource

The GeniX3D microsource technology only requires 30 W of power in order to achieve a 30 µm spot size, all the while maintaining a power density that is 10 times greater than a 1.2 kW sealed tube. By yielding a greater beam intensity on samples, the GeniX3D has also been shown to exhibit a higher beam stability, longer lifetime and overall reduced cost of ownership.

Fox3D Single Reflection Optics

Single reflection optics are capable of generating a highly collimated beam that exhibits a divergence of less than 0.4 mrad. Additionally, these unique optics provide an efficiency that is up to 50% greater than that which is produced with conventional multiple reflection optics, such as the Montel optics. Xenocs is currently the only company in the world that provides single reflection optics.

Scatterless Slits 2.0

Xenocs has developed a worldwide patented scatterless slits concept that has been shown to allow a background reduction that reaches up to a factor of 10, in comparison to other scatterless solutions that are currently available on the market.

By incorporating this unique scatterless technology into the Xeuss 2.0, this system successfully achieves qmin values that are as low as 0.01 nm-1, as well as a typical signal-to-noise ratio over 9 decades, to ultimately provide users with highly accurate SAXS/WAXS measurements.

Maximum Versatility and Ergonomics

As an open SAXS/WACS laboratory beamline system, the Xeuss 2.0 comes with various features to achieve a unique level of automation and versatility. These features include automatic change of settings, auto-alignment and the ability to remotely perform multiple sample measurements, thereby allowing for unattended overnight measurements and maximum throughput to be easily achieved.

Additionally, the sample-to-detector distance of the Xeuss 2.0 can be easily adjusted without requiring the intervention of beamstop for realignment purposes.

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The large sample chamber of the Xeuss 2.0 has been set up to operate in either vacuum or air. Furthermore, this sample chamber has been specifically designed to hold a large range of sample holders for transmission and grazing incidence, temperature stages, humidity cell, tensile stage, shear cells, low noise flow cell with autosampler and various other features, all of which allow for any application to easily utilize this system.

In the event that the Xeuss 2.0 is being integrated into a large sample environment, both the sample stage and the chamber can be easily removed to increase potential integration opportunities.

Unique Detection Capabilities

The Xeuss 2.0 is powered by the most advanced detection capabilities currently available on the market. Through a close collaboration between Dectris and Xenocs, the Xeuss 2.0 has been equipped with both the standard Pilatus3 and Eiger detectors, as well as custom-made detectors that allow this system to achieve unique detection integration.

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In addition, a proprietary hybrid pixel SWAXS module has been incorporated into the Xeuss 2.0 to improve the ability of this system to simultaneously run SAXS/WAXS measurements.

The Pilatus 3 1M and SWAXS module allow the Xeuss 2.0 to offer users with unique capabilities that are achieved in a single shot to cover a q range between 0.03 nm-1 and 40 nm-1. Users can easily adjust the SAXS detector without requiring any beamstop alignment, thereby ensuring users have immediate access to lower qmin values that are as low as 0.01 nm-1 when present in its ultimate configuration.

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Powerful and User-Friendly Software Suite

Video: Xeuss 2.0 software suite

The Xeuss 2.0 can be controlled by a powerful and user-friendly software package that also allows for data acquisition and analysis to be performed on all acquired measurements. The graphical user interface and macroscript mode further improve the ease of use and ability to perform evolved data acquisition protocols.

This processing and analysis software allows users to easily treat both 2D and 1D data for SAXS, GISAXS, WAXS and SWAXS through the use of its graphical user interface. Additional preliminary structure parameters are available, which are based on an exclusive collaboration between the Soleil synchrotron in France and Xenocs focused on the continuous development of newly features and capabilities.

Product Specifications

Source Energy
Cu K-α
Mo K-α
Cr K-α
Dual Energy Mo/Cu/Cr

Optional Sample Stages
GISAXS
Temperature
Tensile
Humidity
Spinning
Rotation
Flow Cell

Detector Type
PILATUS3 200K
PILATUS 300K
PILATUS 1M
SWAXS Module

System Length
3 m
5 m
10 m