BL-10C: Small-angle X-ray scattering
BL-10C is dedicated for small-angle X-ray scattering. This beamline has been used over 30 years, and a lot of scientific works have been published by user groups. BL-10C was scrapped and rebuilt in March of 2014. All the optical and experimental components were replaced to new ones. Although the measurement energy had been fixed in BL-10C because of the problem of the monochromator, the installation of new fixed-exit double-crystal monochromator enabled change of the energy from 6.5 to 14 keV. PILATUS3 2M and 200K (Dectris) were also newly installed for the SAXS and WAXD detector, respectively. Therefore, the simultaneous SAXS(GISAXS)/WAXD measurement is now available.

Schematic view of the beamline

Experimental Hutch
Area of Research
Light Source
Bending Magnet
Mono-chromator 17.5m Si(111), In vacuum, Indirect water cooling, Fix-exit
2D Focusing Mirror 20m Rhodium coated Si substrate (Bent cylinder, 1000 mm (L) x 100 mm (W) x 65 mm (T) ) with 3.5 mrad glancing angle.
Focal point 32.3m On the SAXS detector surface
Detecotr System
SAXS detector :
  • PILATUS3 2M (Dectris)
  • WAXS detector :
  • PILATUS3 200K (Dectris)
  • C9728DK-10 (Hamamatsu Photonics)
  • Other Devices
    Pulse Generator, Chiller for sample temperature, Incubator (3 - 45degree), Microcentrifuge (1,5&0.5ml, -20 - 40degree), Microspectrophotometer (>2uL), PipetmanNEO (2, 20, 200, 1000uL), General GISAXS stage, HPLC system for SEC-SAXS
    Beam Performance
    Energy range : 6.5 - 14.0 keV
    Energy resolution : ΔE/E=10-4
    Photon Flux: 1.5x1011 phs/s with no slit@8.3keV
    Beam Size: 0.63(H) x 0.18(V) mm2@focal point
    Divergence (Calc): 0.313(H) x 0.064(V) mrad
    Shimizu, N., Mori, T., Nagatani, Y., Ohta, H., Saijo, S., Takagi, H., Takahashi, M., Yatabe, K., Kosuge, T. and Igarashi, N., AIP Conf. Proc. 2054, 060041 (2019).
    doi: 10.1063/1.5084672
    Contact Person
    Nobutaka SHIMIZU (BL-10C, SAXS beamlines)
    Phone : +81-298-64-5595
    Fax : +81-298-64-2801
    e-mail :
    Other details information
    SAXS beamlines at PF (Japanese)
    Current Status of PF SAXS beamlines

    Last modified: 2019-1-24