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Compact SAXS for Materials Science

The Bruker N8 HORIZON is a unique, vertical SAXS for advanced research labs and multi-user facilities. Study a range of nano-materials including solid bulks, fibres, surfaces and biological samples, using SAXS, WAXS, and GISAXS.

High Quality Data in the Shortest Time

  • IµSTM micro-focus X-ray source boosts X-ray intensity at the sample
  • Detect even the weakest SAXS signals with a 2-dimensional VÅNTEC-500TM detector
  • Excellent X-ray beam quality with SCATEXTM scatter-free pinholes

Ideal for Multi-User Facilities

  • Intuitive, easy-to-use touchscreen
  • Easy sample loading
  • Integrated camera for quick and easy sample positioning
  • Convenient, vertical design for the smallest footprint to fit in your lab

Low Running Costs

  • Low power consumption
  • No water cooling
  • No external infrastructure requirements
  • Smaller carbon footprint

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  • Nanomaterials
  • Solid bulk materials
  • Fibres
  • Surfaces
  • Biological samples


  • High quality data
  • Easy to use
  • Fast learning-curve for new users
  • Small footprint to save space
  • Low running costs
The N8 HORIZON follows the Bruker philosophy of combining high technical sophistication with ease-of-use, and brings SAXS beyond the expert level into the standard laboratory. SAXS is a key method for characterising nano-materials in their native environment, or under non-ambient conditions. It provides global, statistically relevant insights into the 3-dimensional nano-structural properties of new materials like catalysts, liquid crystals, etc. Moreover, SAXS is non-destructive and requires virtually no sample preparation that could influence the sample properties.
Dr. Geert Vanhoyland, SAXS Product Manager, Bruker

Benefits of SAXS

Small Angle X-ray Scattering (SAXS) is a truly non-destructive method for characterising nanostructures. It is complementary to other techniques, such as electron microscopy and AFM.

SAXS provides global, statistically relevant insights into the 3-dimensional nanostructural properties of the whole structure in its native environment. The sample is placed in the X-ray beam as is – there’s no need for any laborious sample preparation that may alter its structure of properties.


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