Welcome to the workgroup for mesostructured materials!
Jun.-Prof. Mirijam Zobel’s workgroup investigates structural phenomena at colloidal solid-liquid interfaces.
Our main interest lies in probing the short-range order, crystallinity and colloidal properties using X-ray and neutron scattering. In particular this involves the
- Reorientation and preferential interaction of solvent molecules at the solid-liquid interface around nanoparticles, as well as the local structure of liquids in general;
- Crystallization processes and the role of ligand molecules during nanoparticle formation, i.e. the cluster / particle - ligand - solvent interface;
- Pair distribution function (PDF) analysis for characterization of short-range order in non-crystalline materials - with the application in nanotechnology, MOFs and catalysis
- In-situ and in-operando scattering experiments (XRD, PDF, SAXS / SANS).
We recently started our novel lab PDF diffractometer with unprecedent PDF data quality out to 80 Angstroem. If you are interested in lab PDF data on your samples, get in touch with us.
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