Research with Neutrons
The institute for Neutron Scattering and Biological Matter conducts neutron research, placing major emphasis on what is generally known as “soft matter”.
This concept comprises materials which respond strongly to weak forces. Typical examples are rubbers and emulsions.
This term includes materials which respond strongly to weak forces. Typical examples are rubber materials and emulsions.
In addition to their structure, the dynamics of these systems are of interest to us. Neutron scattering allows us to investigate both of these aspects simultaneously. The institute has modern chemical laboratories at its disposal in order to produce or alter soft matter. As well as neutron scattering instruments, we make use of various standard methods in order to study and characterize soft matter.