Synchrotron Small-Angle X-Ray Scattering Studies of Colloidal Suspensions

  • T. NarayananEmail author
Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 776)


This chapter presents a review of recent advances in synchrotron small-angle scattering for the investigation of structure and interactions in colloidal systems. Examples covered are representative to illustrate the quantitative features of SAXS. Techniques include anomalous, time-resolved and ultra small-angle scattering applied to bulk studies. Topics discussed span structure and interactions in hard and soft colloids, dynamics of self-assembly of amphiphilic molecules, growth kinetics of aerosol particles in flames and counterion distribution around polyelectrolyte brushes. For the sake of clarity, some basic notions of scattering from particulate systems are also presented.


Colloidal Suspension Colloidal System Casein Micelle Polydisperse System Polyelectrolyte Brush 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.European Synchrotron Radiation Facility F-38043GrenobleFrance

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