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