Probing Gel Structure using Scattering – an Insight into Designing New Soft Materials

Probing Gel Structure using Scattering – an Insight into Designing New Soft Materials

Freitag, 29. Mai 2020 // 16.30 - 17.30

BAM Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung

Online lecture

Online lectures on scattering and diffraction

Dr Annela Seddon
University of Bristol, UK

In order to be able to design new soft materials, such as gels, understanding how they form is a critical first step. Bulk measurements, like rheology, provide excellent information on their properties, but understanding their structure can be more challenging. In this talk I will show how combining small angle x-ray and neutron scattering can give insight into gel formation and how seemingly subtle changes in the molecular chemistry of gelators can lead to sometimes unexpected new outcomes.

 

These lectures are free and can be attended via Zoom by to up to 100 attendees.

The lectures will be recorded as well, and (with permission of the presenter) will be made available online afterwards for a broader educational reach.

For further questions, please contact scattering@bam.de.