Nimrod science
17 Oct 2008



Research you can do with the instrument




NIMROD is a unique instrument specification, which relies on the longer wavelengths of TS-II to increase the upper limit of the accessible correlation lengths, while also extracting atomic resolution from the shorter wavelengths. The instrument bridges the traditional gap between SANS and wide-angle neutron scattering, by using a common calibration procedure for all Q-scales. The data obtained from NIMROD will therefore enable the development of detailed and well constrained models of complex scattering systems.

NIMROD will strengthen the synergy between experiment and theory, and is supported by internationally leading theoreticians. Importantly, the instrument covers length scales that are only now being viewed as accessible to atomistic computer simulations. In this context, we note that our community is responsible for recent advances in quantitative data analysis of diffraction from disordered materials. Techniques such as Reverse Monte Carlo (RMC) and Empirical Potential Structure Refinement (EPSR) allow us to produce real-space molecular models of complex systems, which can be compared directly with the experimental data.

Complex and Confined Liquids

  • Biological Molecules in Solution
  • Confined Fluids
  • Electronic Liquids
  • Ionic Liquids and Mesophase Systems
  • Molecular Liquids

Functional and Composite Materials

  • Porous Media and Intercalates.
  • Optical, Biocompatible, and Conducting Glasses
  • Sol-Gel Materials and Colloidal Dispersions

Phase Behaviour and Nucleation

  • Clathrate formation.
  • Nucleation
  • Phase Behaviour of Multicomponent Liquids