Soft Matter: Insights from QENS
06 Oct 2009
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Quasi-elastic neutron scattering plays a key role in the study of soft matter systems, ranging from polymers to complex biological systems.

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The general trend in soft matter science is to move towards the investigation of complex and multi-component systems. From polymer blends and nanocomposites, to the cell lipid membrane. Quasi-elastic neutron scattering (QENS) selectively probes the dynamical mechanisms in such systems at a molecular level. In particular its excellent complementarity with computational methods, such as Molecular Dynamic simulations, and with other experimental techniques, enables the challenging study of complex systems. 

V Garcia Sakai (ISIS, UK) and A Arbe (CSIC-UPV/EHU, Spain)

Research date: April 2009

Further Information

V Garcia Sakai and A Arbe, Current Opinion in Colloid and Interface Science 14 (2009) 381-390‚Äč


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