This page contains the list of (Youtube) videos I have made over time explaining SAXS and some of its workings. They are mostly sorted in order of appearance (newest on top). While this page is not always up-to-date, the newest videos are always available here.

SAXS Applications: Self-assembled Structures (more information):

SAXS Applications: Fibres (more information):

SAXS Applications: Metal Alloys (more information):

SAXS Applications: Catalysts (more information):

SAXS instrument components (more information):

A user interface for McSAS (more information):

A new Live Fourier Transform demonstration (more information):

Introducing dr. Julian Rosalie (more information):

Introducing dr. Shivani Sharma (more information):

Some new 2D fitting work I am developing at the moment (more information):

A presentation detailing my current work (more information):

A presentation with advice for scientific presenters (more information):

A presentation discussing a small-angle scattering technicality, what is the visibility of particular sizes in polydisperse samples? (more information):

A promotional video for a NIMS workshop:

A demonstration of small-angle scattering from a hair. This is a demonstration in which beams of laserlight (two lasers with different wavelengths are used to demonstrate the effect of different wavelengths as well) is shone upon two human hair samples. A small-angle scaattering pattern is seen on a whiteboard and analysed to determine the diameter of the hairs.

…and the calculation of their diameters from the small-angle scattering pattern

A demonstration of what we would see when we scatter from some samples, using a live Fourier Transform image of a laptop camera:

An explanation of what I did from 2009 to 2011 with a concise SAXS explanation and some elaboration on analysis methods:

A short explanation of small-angle scattering:


19 Comments to "Videos"

  1. Celen's Gravatar Celen
    2011/08/21 - 17:13 | Permalink

    Hey!great videos, thanks!but i think at the 3rd one, where you calculate the diameters, towards the end of the video (around 4:17) you say q is wavelength independent, do you mean r is independent since you calculate q taking into account wavelength?

  2. Auggie Ong's Gravatar Auggie Ong
    2011/08/24 - 04:47 | Permalink

    Good afternoon Brian,

    I wish to incorporate your video, entitled: “Small-angle X-ray Scattering (no voice-over, no closed caption)” in my x-ray safety training for my students. May I have your permission to do so? I will acknowledge your authorship of this clip in my presentations.

    Thanks for kind consideration.


  3. Sam's Gravatar Sam
    2012/01/18 - 01:08 | Permalink

    hi nice vids,

    I wish to use your hi-res video in one of my presentations,
    thank you very much.

  4. Marty's Gravatar Marty
    2012/04/05 - 08:59 | Permalink

    Your videos seem to imply that scattered intensity can pass through the beam stop. This doesn’t seem to make any sense.

  5. Ana Sucic's Gravatar Ana Sucic
    2012/08/31 - 22:54 | Permalink

    Hi Brian,
    I’d like to use your video “Small-angle X-ray Scattering (no voice-over, no closed caption)” in the ppt presentation of my diploma thesis which is based on usage of SAXS in regards of conformation of biopolyelectrolytes. May I have your permission to do so? I will acknowledge your authorship of this clip in my ppt.


  6. Raksha's Gravatar Raksha
    2013/08/03 - 00:07 | Permalink

    Hi Brian,

    Whats difference between SAXS and XRD .

  7. Raksha's Gravatar Raksha
    2013/08/04 - 15:15 | Permalink

    Hi Brian,
    That was very good information,thanks for sharing.
    I am currently working on XRD . Can we perform SAXS analysis of a tablet, a whole tablet i.e without crushing?
    Can this technique be used for quatification analysis?


  8. Raksha's Gravatar Raksha
    2013/08/11 - 23:24 | Permalink

    Thanx Brian

  9. Youssef's Gravatar Youssef
    2013/11/03 - 21:13 | Permalink

    Hi Brian!
    I would like to ask you how does the SAXS help to identify the pore shape (the network system) of the porous materials ?
    Thanks in advance.

  10. Youssef's Gravatar Youssef
    2013/11/05 - 04:09 | Permalink

    Yes it’s about ordered mesoporous materials (with block copolymer as a surfactant), where SAXS ‘s been usually used to identify the structure or to confirm images got by the SEM (Scanning Electron Microscope) or TEM (Transmission Electron Microscope).
    Thanks a lot.

  11. 2014/01/25 - 08:50 | Permalink

    Hi Brian!
    First of all thank you for your nice videos.
    Can you do any video for SANS and SAXS date analysis?

  12. Siriwat's Gravatar Siriwat
    2014/07/24 - 16:43 | Permalink

    Dear Brain,

    I’d like to ask your permission to use your video “Small-angle X-ray Scattering (no voice-over, no closed caption)” in my presentation about SAXS for student in Thailand. I’ll acknowledge your authorship in my ppt presentation.

    Thank you very much


  13. 2014/07/25 - 17:00 | Permalink

    Hi Siriwat,

    Check your e-mail.



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