Project: Research council

Project Details


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
Effective start/end date31/01/0730/01/09


  • Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

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    Formation of low density hydrous iron oxide via conformal transformation of MIL-53(Fe)

    Pirzada, T. J., MacGregor, S. A., Ahmed, S., Edler, K. J., Hamzah, H. A., Jiang, D., Burrows, A. D., Mitchels, J. M., Hassan, I. A. I., Halls, J. E. & Marken, F., 21 Nov 2013, In : Chemical Communications. 49, 90, p. 10593-10595 3 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 2 Citations (Scopus)

    Robust ordered cubic mesostructured polymer/silica composite films grown at the air/water interface

    Yang, B., Holdaway, J. A. & Edler, K. J., 2013, In : Langmuir. 29, 12, p. 4148-4158

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    7 Citations (Scopus)

    Self-assembly and phase behaviour of PEI : cationic surfactant aqueous mixtures forming mesostructured films at the air/solution interface

    Comas-Rojas, H., Enríquez-Victorero, C., Roser, S. J., Edler, K. J. & Pérez-Gramatges, A., 2013, In : Soft Matter. 9, 15, p. 4003-4014

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 7 Citations (Scopus)