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Structure and relaxation dynamics in porous systems: A neutron scattering view

Dec 8, 2020, 4:15 PM
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Talk UM: Soft Matter MLZ Users 2020 - Soft Matter


Prof. Emiliano Emiliano Fratini (University of Florence and CSGI)


Fluids play a main role in determining the final structural and transport properties in several solvated systems like hydraulic binders[1], hydrogels[2], organogels[3] and colloids in general. Thanks to their peculiar neutron-sample interaction, neutrons are the elective probe to study many hydrogen-rich systems. For this reason, neutron scattering techniques are unique in defining porous matrix topology at the nanoscale and relaxation properties in the ps-ns regime. This presentation reviews few examples were neutron scattering, even in time-resolved mode, could be of great advantage for the material intrinsic understanding and improvement.
1. F. Ridi, M. Tonelli, E. Fratini, S.-H. Chen, P. Baglioni, Langmuir 34, 2205−2218 (2018). DOI: 10.1021/acs.langmuir.7b02304
2. D. Noferini, A. Faraone, M. Rossi, E. Mamontov, E. Fratini, P. Baglioni J. of Phys. Chem. C. 123, 19183-19194 (2019). DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.9b04212.
3. H.D. Santan, C. James, I. Martínez, E. Fratini, C. Valencia, M.C. Sánchez and J.M. Franco, Industrial Crops and Products 121, 90-98 (2018). DOI: 10.1016/j.indcrop.2018.05.012

Primary authors

Prof. Emiliano Emiliano Fratini (University of Florence and CSGI) Prof. Piero Piero Baglioni (University of Florence and CSGI) Daria Noferini (Jülich Centre for Neutron Science (JCNS) at Heinz Maier-Leibnitz-Zentrum (MLZ), Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH)

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