SAS2015 - Xenocs Lunch session – SAXS in the lab Abstract

Tuesday 15, September 2015 – 12:15 -13:15 - Auditorium H0104

Frédéric Bossan, Xenocs, France, “Introductory words”
Olivier Diat, ICSM, France: “Mo-SAXS bench: a nice tool in a physical-chemistry lab.” Abstract
Youli Li, MRL, Santa Barbara University, USA: “Laboratory SAXS-WAXS: first-hand experiences in a multiuser research facility.” Abstract
Thomas Hellweg, University of Bielefeld, Germany: “Characterization of the 3H3 Antibody Fragment by Scattering Methods” Abstract
Concluding remarks

 IUCr SAS Commission Meeting

Tuesday, 15th September 2015, 14:30 - 15:40, Auditorium H0104

Open Meeting of the IUCr SAS Commission - all interested parties are invited to attend this open meeting.  The agenda will include:

- Brief overview of recent Commission activities - Jill Trewhella
- Developments with regard to SAS and structural biology modelling with hybrid data – Jill Trewhella
- Developments of the extended sasCIF for easy data Structural Biology data exchange – Dmitri Svergun
- Update on canSAS – U-Ser Jeng
- The NIST SAXS intensity standard – Andrew Allen
- Ideas for the IUCr SAS web site development – all 
- Other business (including items proposed from the floor)

Stimulating Industrial Interactions: Challenges, Barriers and Opportunities for Application of Small-angle scattering to Industry

Wednesday, 16th September 2015, 12:15 - 13:15, Room H0110

Chairs: Elliot Gilbert, U-Ser Jeng

Lise Arleth ( X-ray and Neutron Science, Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen, Denmark) : NXUS - Neutron and X-ray User Support to strengthen industrial use of small-angle scattering techniques Abstract & Bio
Ron Jones (The nSoft Consortium at NIST, Gaithersburg, MD, USA): Expertise Transfer on how to use neutrons for problems in soft materials Abstract & Bio
Toshiji Kanaya (KEK and Kyoto University, Japan): Industry Academy Alliance Project in Spring-8 Abstract & Bio

 Xenocs lunchtime session “Advanced data processing in SAXS”

Thursday, 17th September - 12:15-13:15 - Auditorium H0104

Confirmed invited speaker: J. Perez, Principal beamline Scientist, Beamline SWING, Synchrotron SOLEIL - France

Xenocs provides solutions for nanoscale characterization of materials using Small and Wide Angle X-ray Scattering technique. Today's solutions are based on key components and technologies but also on a comprehensive built-in software for SAXS data reduction, offering new perspectives for advanced SAXS/WAXS measurements in the lab. Such software was developed on the basis of an exclusive partnership with Synchrotron SOLEIL - France.

The wide range of functionalities allows the user to treat in a few minutes a large set of data through a custom macro interface. The different steps required for data reduction are performed through an ergonomic graphical user interface: visualization of the 2D SAXS patterns, tools for masking and defining the context data, direct treatment for obtaining and displaying 1D curves from circular averaging (or azimuthal profile if required), absolute intensity normalization, as few examples. Furthermore, operations on 1D curves as well as preliminary analysis are also available.

J. Perez, principal scientist on the SWING beamline at Synchrotron SOLEIL, will introduce and illustrate this advanced data processing in SAXS.

This software is fully embedded in Xenocs SAXS/WAXS solutions, as will be demonstrated by Xenocs with some application examples, from anisotropic 2D patterns to BioSAXS data treatment.