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EPSRC Reference: EP/E024904/1
Title: SAXSess / Small Angle X-ray Scattering System for Materials Chemistry
Principal Investigator: Edler, Professor K
Other Investigators:
Roser, Dr S Marken, Dr F Rigby, Professor SP
Weller, Professor A Price, Professor G Lapkin, Professor A
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Department: Chemistry
Organisation: University of Bath
Scheme: Standard Research
Starts: 31 January 2007 Ends: 30 January 2009 Value (£): 92,032
EPSRC Research Topic Classifications:
Chemical Structure Materials Characterisation
EPSRC Industrial Sector Classifications:
Manufacturing Aerospace, Defence and Marine
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Small angle X-ray scattering is a versatile technique for studying nanoscale structures in a wide range of materials, both ordered and non-ordered. We have an outstanding opportunity to obtain a state of the art small angle scattering instrument to enhance materials research at the University of Bath through an arrangement to buy an ex-demonstration instrument at a substantially reduced price. The university has also contributed part of the purchase price in order to support this bid.Research which will be enabled by this instrument includes:- studies of nanostructures in surfactant templated inorganic and polymeric materials - drug encapsulation and release from polymer-surfactant membranes- understanding lipid-DNA-histone self-organisation- characterisation of electrochemically deposited inorganic and polymer films- linking formation and size of metal nanoparticles with catalytic activity in solution- development of metal nanoparticle on titania nanotube catalysts- understanding drug release from porous PLGA nanoparticles- integrating Hg porosimetry, nitrogen adsorption and SAXS to accurately characterise porous materials- sonochemical nanoparticle growth in polymer matrices- structure of DNA-silicone hybrid polymers in solution
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