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Solid state chemistry – mesostructured materials: Juniorprofessor Dr. Mirijam Zobel

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Experiments at synchrotron and neutron scattering facilities

Our workgroup carries out synchrotron and neutron scattering experiments to investigate particle formation and interfaces employing mainly XRD, PDF and SAXS/SANS.

For PDF experiments, we use high-energy, monochromatic synchrotron radiation to carry out our measurements. The scattering data is collected on large 2D detectors like the one on the image, which shows Prof. Zobel setting up an in-situ nucleation experiment at ID-15B, ESRF. Beamtimes are carried out in small groups (2 – 4 people) going on a kind of field-trip.

Suitable beamlines for state-of-the art PDF experiments are located as follows:

  • European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF), Grenoble, France - X-rays
  • Institut Laue Langevin (ILL), Grenoble, France – neutrons
  • Diamond Lightsource, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom - X-rays
  • ISIS neutron and muon source, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom - neutrons
  • Advanced Photon Source (APS), Chicago, USA - X-rays
  • NSLS-II, Brookhaven National Labs, USA - X-rays
  • Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA - neutrons
  • PETRA, Hamburg - X-rays

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