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Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

  • Outreach


You are invited to visit and learn! The SCSC organizes annual summer programs to introduce SAXS techniques to South Carolina students across the state. This fully guided program introduces the basic concepts and some analysis methods used widely for SAXS experiments all over the world in advanced nanomaterial studies.


You are trained and perform your own SAXS measurements on a range of different samples found in daily life. What kind of nanostructures do you think you might find in hair, butterflies, or plastic bottles? Your explorations will give you a new appreciation of how small things can be a big deal.

Our goal is to engage the imagination and foster critical thinking from start-to-finish.

Challenge the conventional. Create the exceptional. No Limits.