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ESS Instrumentation

The ESS is a next-generation European neutron research facility in Lund, Sweden; our department “ESS Instrumentation” designs concepts for neutron scattering instruments there.

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Neutron methods

We design, build and neutron instruments at FRM II in Garching, SNS in Oak Ridge, and ILL Grenoble.

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Polymer structure and dynamics

In this research field in-situ techniques are used to study polymerization processes, focusing on the structures formed by the growing polymer chains.

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Protein structure and dynamics

Using elastic and quasielastic neutron scattering methods we investigate the structure and internal dynamics of proteins to reveal the connection to their function.

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Glasses

Soft materials and liquids can form glasses. Using quasielastic and inelastic neutron scattering methods we investigate how molecular mobility and cooperativity control glass formation.

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Ion conduction

Using neutron scattering we investigate how local nano-scale ion/membrane mobilities determine ion conduction and performance of fuel cells and batteries.

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Soft colloids and gels

Using neutron and X-ray scattering we study how soft interactions control the assembly of colloidal particles into crystalline and quasicrystalline phases and gels.

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Microemulsions

We explore how to better stabilize microemulsions by adjusting the molecular structure of the oil/water-interface.

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