Soft Matter Physics

Facilities

A wide range of facilities are available to the group within the School of Physics and Astronomy, providing evalution, characterisation and testing capabilities as well as meeting workshop and scale-up requirements. 

Differetial Scanning Calorimetry (DSC)
Including temperature modulation

Mechanical testing
Fracture, creep, modulus
Impact testing
Gas-barrier

Optical microscopy
Image analysis

Rheology
Strain - and stress-controlled shear
Extensional rheology

X-ray scattering
SAXS
WAXS

Dynamic Mechanical Testing (DMTA)
Tension and torsion

Dielectric Relaxation Spectroscopy (DRS)

NMR
400MHz solid state NMR
Imaging NMR
Rheological NMR

3D Photon correlation spectroscopy

Raman microscopy