Station 8.2 in Daresbury (U.K.) was one of the beamlines that were funded by the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO). It started life as a SAXS beamline but was soon converted to a combined SAXS/WAXS beamline for time resolved experiments. Some older users might like these historical pictures. (copyright pictures W. Bras)

team.jpg The team that built DUBBLE

The first attempts on 8.2 to combine SAXS and WAXS simultaneously[1]. Also visible is the prototype of the Linkam DSC[2].

[1] W. Bras, G. E. Derbyshire, A. J. Ryan, G. R. Mant, A. Felton, R. Lewis, C. Hall, N. Greaves, Simultaneous time resolved SAXS and WAXS experiments using synchrotron radiation, NIM A 326 (1993), 587-591.
[2] W. Bras, G. E. Derbyshire, A. J. Ryan, J. Cooke, A. Devine, B. E. Komanschek, S. M. Clark, The combination of thermal analysis and time resolved X-ray techniques; A powerful method for sample characterisation, J. Appl. Cryst. 28 (1995),26-32.

A combined SAXS/WAXS/FTIR setup[3]. Note the safety shielding of the electronics by a sheet of polyethylene.

[3] W. Bras, G. E. Derbyshire, D. Bogg, J. Cooke, M. J. E. Elwell, S. N. Naylor, B. E. Komanschek, A. J. Ryan, Simultaneous studies of reaction kinetics and structure development in polymer processing, Science 267 (1995), 996-999.

Combined SAXS/WAXS/Raman with home-built Raman setup[4]. At least four safety rules were broken in a space of less than 1 dm3. (Experiments were performed in the weekend.)

[4] G. K. Bryant, H. F. Gleeson, A. J. Ryan, J. P. A. Fairclough, D. Bogg, J. G. P. Goossens, W. Bras, Raman spectroscopy combined with SAXS and WAXS as a tool for the study of phase transitions in polymers, Rev. Sci. Instr. 69 (1998), no. 5, 2114 - 2117.

Later version of the combined SAXS/WAXS setup.


Combined SAXS/WAXS setup.

Daresbury dipole 8.2

Dipole magnet 8 which was for many years the radiation source for the Dutch (NWO) beamlines in Daresbury. 8.1 EXAFS, 8.2 SAXS/WAXS and 8.3 test station for TPD monochromators.