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KuR Group

Small Angle Neutron Scattering & Neutron Reflectometry

KuR is a group within the Laboratory for Neutron Scattering and Imaging (LNS), Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI), Division Research with Neutrons and Muons (NUM).


We run the dedicated user instruments at the spallation neutron source SINQ:
SANS I small angle scattering 6.10-4 Å-1 < q < 1.05 Å-1, polarisation
SANS II small angle scattering 2.10-3 Å-1 < q < 0.35 Å-1
AMOR vertical TOF reflectometer polarisation option
ECHO USANS, double crystal diffractometer option on Morpheus
and the test / in-house beamlines
MORPHEUS polarised 4-circle diffractometer test instrument
NARZISS polarised reflectometer in-house, neutron optics

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We are doing research in various fields connected to hard and soft condensed matter physics. We focus on structure and dynamics in materials with relevant length scales in the nm-range. Here are some examples:
  • Nanomagnetic Structures
  • Nano-Capsule Dispersions as Drug Carrier
  • Polymer surface submicro-dots and colloidal covering
  • Adsorption of Biomolecules at Interfaces
  • Multilayers
  • Magnetic induction at interfaces
  • Improvement of Fe/Si based neutron polarisers
  • Concepts to tailor the interface quality in neutron optical devices
  • Structure of Proteins in Solution
  • Domain Structure in Polymer Membranes for Fuel Cells
  • Microgels
  • Melting of crystals in 2D
  • Nucleation and growth of colloidal crystals