A new experimental technique for the characterisation of the thermal-morphological properties of materials has been developed at Daresbury. Many thermal events, for example melting endotherms, are signals of changes in morphology covering size scales from the atomic to the microscopic, that is Å to μm. There are obvious advantages in collecting both the wide angle (1-20Å) and small angle (20-1000Å) patterns simultaneously to unambiguously characterise such thermal events. The new apparatus comprises a Linkam hot-stage capable of controlled heating and cooling mounted in a combined SAXS/WAXS camera. The camera is equipped with a multiwire quadrant detector (SAXS) located 3.5 m from the sample position and a curved knifeedge detector (WAXS) that covers 120° of arc at a radius of 0.4 m. SAXSIWAXS is possible with a time resolution of 0.1 seconds and heating/cooling rates up to 120 °C min-1.