Beamline 7.3.3 is a SAXS/WAXS/GISAXS/GIWAXS beamline, covering a wide q range (0.004 - 3 Å−1) and length scale (2 - 1500 angstrom). 

We are part of the "Scattering" Program under the "Photon Science/Operations" group at ALS

- The scattering program consists of hard x-ray scattering (7.3.3), resonant soft x-ray scattering (,  COSMIC XPCS scattering branch (7.0.1), and tender x-ray scattering (5.3.1) which is under development. please find more details here


SAXS/WAXS (powder, or liquid/solution samples)

GISAXS/GIWAXS (for thin films sitting on substrates)

General info:

X-ray energy 10 Kev (fixed)

Wavelength 0.124 nm

Energy band width ΔE/E =1%

Beam size ~ 300um (H) x 700 um (W)

    (thin film size for GISAXS/GIWAXS ~ 1.5 cm x 0.5 cm)

Detector: Pilatus 2M (172um pixel size, file format EDF for single or GB for tiled, 1475x1679 pixels)


Beam Status  (and beam history)

Sample environments:

DSC hot stage for transmission (Linkam)

Hot stage for grazing incidence (room T to 200 degC)

Tensile stage (Linkam)

Hot stage  (Instec Inc., room T - 200deg C) 

Helium environments for GIWAXS

Hot stage for powder-in-capillary samples 

Magnetic stage for capillary samples (<1 Tesla)

Slot die printer 

Solvent annealing chamber for GISAXS (organic solvent vapor)

Humidity chamber (water vapor)

Chiller [-28, 200 degc] (Julabo F25-ME)

if you need other custom in-situ setups, please feel free to contact us.

Additional info:

Robotic GISAXS/GIWAXS measurement is under development. 

Data Acquisition

LabVIEW Interface/Windows

Data Analysis

Igor Pro NIKA package (on Mac) (https://usaxs.xray.aps.anl.gov/software/nika)

XI-CAM (https://www.camera.lbl.gov/xi-cam-interface)

New users, please contact Chenhui Zhu, or Eric Schaible for details. 


Mailing address for sample packages: 

[note: if you plan to send chemicals/solvents to ALS, please let us know in advance]

please send me a tracking info as soon as the package is on the way. thanks 


Chenhui Zhu

Advanced Light Source

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Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

1 Cyclotron Rd., M/S 15R0217,  Berkeley, CA 94720

Tel: 510-486-4395 (o)