Liquid Surface X-ray Scattering

Online Help

The following documents are available online for consultation:

Langmuir Trough

Liquid Surface X-ray Scattering

Instrumentation Schematics


  • EPICS (MEDM windows for users): PDF | MS Word
  • SPEC Commands in Brief: PDF | MS Word
  • Surface IDL Software: PDF | MS Word
  • Surface Python Software: Dropbox
    • Software Installation: PC
    • Software Help: Click here
    • For suggestions about the Surface Python Software please contact Wei Bu

Geometric Alignment of the Liquid Surface Spectrometer

  • Determining Geometry Parameters and Zero Angle Correction: PDF | MS Word
  • SPEC Cheat Sheet for the Geometric Alignment of the Liquid Surface Spectrometer: PDF | MS Word


  • Detectors: PDF | MS Word
  • Ion Chamber
  • Scintillator Detector (Cyberstar 1000)
  • Pilatus:
    • Setup: PDF
    • Plotting data: PDF


Liquid Surface Contacts

Wei Bu
Beamline Scientist
(630) 252-0470

Liquid Surface/Interface Links

The following links provide further information regarding our liquid surface/interface x-ray scattering setup: