Applications of Small Angle X-ray Scattering in Pharmaceutical Science

Ben J Boyd, Thomas Rades

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Small angle X-ray scattering offers opportunities to better understand
pharmaceutical systems across a range of length scales related to drug delivery.
This contribution aims to highlight a range of areas in which SAXS can be deployed
to better understand structure in pharmaceutically relevant materials from molecular to colloidal dimensions, with a focus on developing synchrotron techniques that provide new opportunities in time resolved kinetic studies.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAnalytical Techniques in the Pharmaceutical Sciences
EditorsAnette Müllertz, Yvonne Perrie, Thomas Rades
Place of PublicationNew York NY USA
Number of pages22
ISBN (Electronic)9781493940295
ISBN (Print)9781493940271
Publication statusPublished - 2016

Publication series

NameAdvances in Delivery Science and Technology
ISSN (Print)2192-6204
ISSN (Electronic)2192-6212


  • X-ray scattering
  • Diffraction
  • Synchrotron
  • Self-assembly
  • Polymorphism
  • Grazing incidence
  • Time resolved

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