Structure and Morphology
The Structure and Morphology Laboratory aims to the characterization of solid and liquid materials at micro- and nano-scale using the X-Ray diffraction principle. The Spectroscopy Lab is equipped with a Wide Angle X-ray Scattering (WAXS) system used to determine the crystallisation degree, size of crystals and spatial arrangement and materials phase analysis, and Small Angle X-ray Scattering (SAXS) used to explore the microstructure.
The Lab offers state-of-the-art instrumentation for sample conditioning stages:
• Magnetic Field;
• Electric Field;
• Shear Stress (fluids).
Data acquisition is performed during the spectroscopic analysis through two main softwares:
XESA – Experimental Scattering Analysis
MESA – Molecular Editor for Structural Analysis
The Structure and Morphology Laboratory is also associated with CDRSP research experiments at European Synchrotrons.
Laboratory Coordinator: Prof. Geoffrey Mitchell