Structure in solid state matter

Crystal structures
PEARL can be used for (neutron) diffraction. Neutron diffraction is an important technique for studying the atomic structure deep underneath the surface of materials and is very sensitive to elements such as hydrogen and lithium in energy materials. The atomic resolution of PEARL can be used for storage materials for hydrogen and ammonia, and magnetocaloric material for energy conversion. The technique is also suited to fields of research such as zeolites, thermoelectrics and ferroelectrics, and fixed material solar cells.

Structure in solid matter
The SESANS instrument can see correlations with characteristic lengths up to 15 micrometers. The ROG can investigate layered structures of thicknesses up to 300 nanometer. The positron facilities can be applied to investigate vacancies and deficiencies in layers of solid matter of a few microns thick.

Layered structures
The ROG can investigate layered structures of thicknesses up to 300 nanometer. These strcutures may be magnetic. The sample may be liquid. The positron facilities can be applied to investigate vacancies and deficiencies in layers of solid matter of a few microns thick.

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