English Abstract

Analyses of Hierarchical Structures of Soft Materials by Using Combined Scattering Methods

Department of Polymer Chemistry, Graduate School of Engineering, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan
Nippon Gomu Kyokaishi,(2011),84(1),7-13 General Review in Japanese

Most of soft materials form hierarchical structures and their rich varieties of mechanical properties originate from the structures and the correlation among hierarchies. Here we discuss how we can analyze the hierarchical structures in soft materials by using the combination of various scattering methods. We describe the features of each scattering method briefly and show the examples of the analyses of soft materials with the combined scattering methods.

Keywords: Combined Scattering Methods, Hierarchical Structure, Wide Angle X-ray Scattering, Small Angle X-ray Scattering, Ultra Small Angle X-ray Scattering, Small Angle Neutron Scattering, Ultra Small Angle Neutron Scattering