Polymer and Soft Matter Research at Diamond Light Source


Polymer and soft matter research have played an integral part in the development of Diamond Light Source ever since the facility took its first users in 2007. Early experiments explored highly swollen cubic lipid scaffolds [Citation1] using pressure [Citation2] to elicit phase transitions and liquid-­crystal engineering [Citation3]. The facility now comprises 33 active synchrotron instruments, together with 13 electron microscopes, and other offline ­facilities. Diamond has an active polymer and soft matter science program exploring new phase space as well as many in operando studies. Later in the article, we will describe the opportunities available to this research community from the planned machine upgrade, which includes a higher-energy, lower divergence ring with better coherence [Citation4].

Publication DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/08940886.2023.2207456
Divisions: College of Engineering & Physical Sciences > Aston Institute of Materials Research (AIMR)
College of Engineering & Physical Sciences
College of Engineering & Physical Sciences > School of Infrastructure and Sustainable Engineering > Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry
College of Engineering & Physical Sciences > Aston Polymer Research Group
College of Engineering & Physical Sciences > Engineering for Health
College of Engineering & Physical Sciences > Aston Advanced Materials
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Published Date: 2023-06-02
Accepted Date: 2023-06-01
Authors: Terrill, Nick J.
Bombardi, A
Carla, F
Cinque, G
Derry, Matthew (ORCID Profile 0000-0001-5010-6725)
Milsom, A
Siligardi, G
Snow, T
Topham, Paul (ORCID Profile 0000-0003-4152-6976)
Zeng, X B
Zinn, Thomas



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