USANS Publications List
If you have written a paper that reports measurements using the USANS Instrument and you do not see it in the list below, or if the paper is listed but the information is incorrect or out of date, please inform Jeff Krzywon and/or John Barker.
If you write a paper or give a presentation that reports measurements using the USANS Instrument, please be sure to:
- include an acknowledgement to the NSF, and to NIST if there are no NIST coauthors,and
- include a reference to the following recent paper describing the USANS Instrument: "Design and performance of a thermal-neutron double-crystal diffractometer for USANS at NIST", Barker JG, et al. J Appl. Cryst. 38(6), 1004 (2005).
If you reduced your data using the Igor Macros, please also include the following reference:
"Reduction and Analysis of SANS and USANS Data using Igor Pro", Kline, S. R. J Appl. Cryst. 39(6), 895 (2006).
Please be aware that all papers with NIST coauthors must be reviewed and approved by the Washington Editorial Review Board (WERB). Members of WERB are concerned not only with scientific merit but with three specific matters: measurement uncertainties, the use of SI units, and brand names. For more detailed information please click here and/or speak with your NIST coauthor(s).
Instrumentation Specific Articles
- "Design and performance of a thermal-neutron double-crystal diffractometer for USANS at NIST" Barker JG, Glinka CJ, Moyer JJ, Kim M-H, Drews AR, Agamalian M. J Appl. Cryst. 38(6), 1004 (2005)
- "Development of a thermal-neutron double-crystal diffractometer for USANS at NIST" Drews AR, Barker JG, Glinka CJ, Agamalian M. Physica B 241-243, 189 (1998)
- "Optimization of a Bonse-Hart Ultra-Small-Angle Neutron Scattering Facility by Elimination of the Rocking-Curve Wings" Agamalian M, et al. J. Appl. Cryst. 30(3), 345 (1997)
# Article Title Authors Journal Title Volume Issue Page Number Year 1 Asymmetrical phase separation and gelation in binary mixtures of oppositely charged colloids Y. Zong, G. Yuan, C.C. Han J Chem. Phys. 145 01 014904 2016 2 Bimodal poly(ethylene-cb-propylene) comb block copolymers from serial reactors: Synthesis and applications as processability additives and blend compatibilizers A.H. Tsou, C.R. Lopez-Barron, P. Jiang, D.J. Crowther, Y. Zeng Polymer 104 1 72 2016 3 Extrinsic Wrinkling and Single Exfoliated Sheets of Graphene Oxide in Polymer Composites M.P. Weir, D.W. Johnson, S.C. Boothroyd, R.C. Savage, R.L. Thompson, S.R. Parnell, A.J. Parnell, S.M. King, S.E. Rogers, K.S. Coleman, N. Clarke Chem. Mater. 28 6 1698 2016 4 Graphene Nanocomposites with High Molecular Weight Poly(ε-caprolactone) Grafts: Controlled Synthesis and Accelerated Crystallization T. Mondal, R. Ashkar, P. Butler, A.K. Bhowmick, R. Krishnamoorti ACS Macro Lett. 5 1 278 2016 5 Multiscale metrologies for process optimization of carbon nanotube polymer composites B. Natarajan, N. Orloff, R. Ashkar, S. Doshi, K. Twedt, A. Krishnamurthy, C. Davis, A.M. Forster, E. Thostenson, J. Obrzut, R. Sharma, J.A. Liddle Carbon 108 1 381 2016 6 Nanoscale constraints on porosity generation and fluid flow during serpentinization B.M. Tutolo, D.F. Mildner, C.V. Gagnon, M.O. Saar, W.E. Seyfried Geology 44 1 103 2016 7 Quantification of Organic Porosity and Water Accessibility in Marcellus Shale Using Neutron Scattering X. Gu, D.F. Mildner, D.R. Cole, G. Rother, R. Slingerland, S.L. Brantley Energy & Fuels 30 6 4438 2016 8 Structure and Dynamics of Interacting Nanoparticles in Semidilute Polymer Solutions R. Poling-Skutvik, K.S. Mongcopa, A. Faraone, S. Narayanan, J.C. Conrad, R. Krishnamoorti Macromol. 49 17 6568 2016 9 Sustained release of active chemotherapeutics from injectable-solid β-hairpin peptide hydrogel J.E. Sun, B. Stewart, A. Litan, S.J. Lee, J.P. Schnieder, S.A. Langhans, D.J. Pochan Biomater Sci 4 5 839 2016 10 Tuning the bridging attraction between large hard particles by the softness of small microgels J. Luo, G. Yuan, C.C. Han Soft Matter 12 37 7863 2016 11 Ultra-small-angle neutron scattering with azimuthal asymmetry X. Gu, D.F. Mildner J Appl. Cryst. 49 3 934 2016
# Article Title Authors Journal Title Volume Issue Page Number Year 1 3D reconstruction of carbon nanotube networks from neutron scattering experiments M. Mahdavi, M. Baniassadi, M. Baghani, M. Dadmun, M. Tehrani Nanotech. 26 38 385704 2015 2 Effect of Quartz Overgrowth Precipitation on the Multiscale Porosity of Sandstone: A (U)SANS and Imaging Analysis L.M. Anovitz, D.R. Cole, A.J. Jackson, G. Rother, K.C. Littrell, L.F. Allard, A.D. Pollington, D.J. Wesolowski Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 158 1 199 2015 3 Effects of maturation on multiscale (nanometer to millimeter) porosity in the Eagle Ford shale L.M. Anovitz, D.R. Cole, J.M. Sheets, A.M. Swift, H.W. Elston, S.A. Welch, S.J. Chipera, K.C. Littrell, D.F. Mildner, M.J. Wasbrough Interpretation 3 3 SU59 2015 4 Gelation of large hard particles with short-range attraction induced by bridging of small soft microgels J. Luo, G. Yuan, C. Zhao, C.C. Han, J. Chen, Y. Liu Soft Matter 11 12 2494 2015 5 How Oxidation and Dissolution in Diabase and Granite Control Porosity during Weathering E. Bazilevskaya, G. Rother, D.F. Mildner, M. Pavich, D. Cole, M.P. Bhatt, L. Jin, C.I. Steefel, S.L. Brantley Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J. 79 1 55 2015 6 Local Crystalline Structure in an Amorphous Protein Dense Phase D.G. Greene, S. Modla, N.J. Wagner, S.I. Sandler, A.M. Lenhoff Biophys. J 109 8 1716 2015 7 Pore Architecture and Connectivity in Gas Shale H.E. King, A.P. Eberle, C.C. Walters, C.E. Kliewer, D. Ertas, C. Huynh Energy & Fuels 29 3 1375 2015 8 Pores in Marcellus Shale: A Neutron Scattering and FIB-SEM Study X. Gu, D.R. Cole, G. Rother, D.F. Mildner, S.L. Brantley Energy & Fuels 29 3 1295 2015 9 Shear-Dependent Interactions in Hydrophobically Modified Ethylene Oxide Urethane (HEUR) Based Coatings: Mesoscale Structure and Viscosity A.K. VanDyk, T. Chatterjee, V.V. Ginzburg, A.I. Nakatani Macromol. 48 6 1866 2015 10 Small-Angle and Ultrasmall-Angle Neutron Scattering (SANS/USANS) Study of New Albany Shale: A Treatise on Microporosity J. Bahadur, A.P. Radlinski, Y.B. Melnichenko, M. Mastalerz, A. Schimmelmann Energy & Fuels 29 2 567 2015
# Article Title Authors Journal Title Volume Issue Page Number Year 1 Controlled gelation of poly(3-alkylthiophene)s in bulk and in thin-films using low volatility solvent/poor-solvent mixtures G.M. Newbloom, P. de la Iglesia, L.D. Pozzo Soft Matter 10 44 8945 2014 2 Hierarchical Pore Morphology of Cretaceous Shale: A Small-Angle Neutron Scattering and Ultrasmall-Angle Neutron Scattering Study J. Bahadur, Y.B. Melnichenko, M. Mastalerz, A. Furmann, C.R. Clarkson Energy & Fuels 28 10 6336 2014 3 Homogeneous percolation versus arrested phase separation in attractively-driven nanoemulsion colloidal gels M.E. Helgeson, Y. Gao, S.E. Moran, J. Lee, M. Godfrin, A. Tripathi, A. Bose, P.S. Doyle Soft Matter 10 17 3122 2014 4 Microstructure and nonlinear signatures of yielding in a heterogeneous colloidal gel under large amplitude oscillatory shear J. Kim, D. Merger, M. Wilhelm, M.E. Helgeson J Rheology 58 5 1359 2014 5 Multiscale (nano to mm) porosity in the Eagle Ford shale: changes as a function of maturity L.M. Anovitz, D.R. Cole, A.M. Swift, J.M. Sheets, H. Elston, S.A. Welch, S. Chipera, K.C. Littrell, D.F. Mildner, M.J. Wasbrough URTeC Conf. Proc. URTeC 1 1923519 2014 6 Nano- to Microscale Pore Characterization of the Utica Shale A.M. Swift, J.M. Sheets, D. Cole, L.M. Anovitz, S.A. Welch, X. Gu, D.F. Mildner, S. Chipera, E. Buchwalter, A. Cook URTeC Conf. Proc. 1 1 1923522 2014 7 Relationship between Mineralogy and Porosity in Seals Relevant to Geologic CO2 Sequestration A.M. Swift, L.M. Anovitz, J.M. Sheets, D.R. Cole, S.A. Welch, G. Rother Environmental Geosciences 21 2 39 2014 8 Spatially Resolved Concentration and Segmental Flow Alignment in a Shear-Banding Solution of Polymer-Like Micelles A.K. Gurnon, C. Lopez-Barron, M. Wasbrough, L. Porcar, N.J. Wagner ACS Macro Lett. 3 3 276 2014 9 Structure of flocs of latex particles formed by addition of protein from Moringa seeds M.S. Hellsing, H.M. Kwaambwa, F.M. Nermark, B.B. Nkoane, A.J. Jackson, M.J. Wasbrough, I. Berts, L. Porcar, A.R. Rennie Coll. & Surf. A 460 1 460 2014 10 Triblock Copolymer Self-Assembly in Ionic Liquids: Effect of PEO Block Length on the Self-Assembly of PEO–PPO–PEO in Ethylammonium Nitrate C. Lopez-Barron, D. Li, N.J. Wagner, J.L. Caplan Macromol. 47 21 7484 2014 11 Turning up the heat on wormlike micelles with a hydrotopic salt in microfluidics J.J. Cardiel, Y. Zhao, P. de la Iglesia, L.D. Pozzo, A.Q. Shen Soft Matter 10 46 9300 2014
# Article Title Authors Journal Title Volume Issue Page Number Year 1 A USANS/SANS Study of the Accessibility of Pores in the Barnett Shale to Methane and Water L. Ruppert, R. Sakurovs, T.P. Blach, L. He, Y.B. Melnichenko, D.F. Mildner, L. Alcantar-Lopez Energy & Fuels 27 2 772 2013 2 A holder to rotate sample cells to avoid sedimentation in small-angle neutron scattering and ultra small-angle neutron scattering experiments A. Olsson, M.S. Hellsing, A.R. Rennie Meas. Sci. Technol. 24 10 105901 2013 3 DCD USANS and SESANS: a comparison of two neutron scattering techniques applicable for the study of large-scale structures C. Rehm, J. Barker, W.G. Bouwman, R. Pynn J Appl. Cryst. 46 2 1 2013 4 Diagenetic Changes in Macro- to Nano-Scale Porosity in the St. Peter Sandstone: An (Ultra) Small Angle Neutron Scattering and Backscattered Electron Imaging Analysis L.M. Anovitz, D.R. Cole, G. Rother, L.F. Allard, A.J. Jackson, K.C. Littrell Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 102 1 280 2013 5 Effects of supersaturation on the structure and properties of poly(9,9-dioctyl fluorene) organogels P. de la Iglesia, D.C. Pozzo Soft Matter 9 47 11214 2013 6 Evolution of porosity and geochemistry in Marcellus Formation black shale during weathering L. Jin, R. Mathur, G. Rother, D. Cole, E. Bazilevskaya, J. Williams, A. Carone, S.L. Brantley Chemical Geology 356 1 50 2013 7 Fibrillar Structure in Aqueous Methylcellulose Solutions and Gels J.R. Lott, J.W. McAllister, M. Wasbrough, R.L. Sammler, F.S. Bates, T.P. Lodge Macromol. 46 24 9760 2013 8 Flow-Induced Structured Phase in Nonionic Micellar Solutions J.J. Cardiel, L. Tonggu, P. de la Iglesia, Y. Zhao, D.C. Pozzo, L. Wang, A.Q. Shen Langmuir 29 50 15485 2013 9 Fractal Networks of Inter-granular Voids in pressed TATB J.T. Mang, R.P. Hjelm Prop., Explos., Pyrotech. 38 6 831 2013 10 Multi-scale characterization of pore evolution in a combustion metamorphic complex, Hatrurim basin, Israel: Combining (ultra) small-angle neutron scattering and image analysis H.W. Wang, L.M. Anovitz, A. Burg, D.R. Cole, L.F. Allard, A.J. Jackson, A.G. Stack, G. Rother Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 121 1 339 2013 11 Pore structure characterization of North American shale gas reservoirs using USANS/SANS, gas adsorption, and mercury intrusion C.R. Clarkson, N. Solano, R.M. Bustin, A.M. Bustin, G.R. Chalmers, L. He, Y.B. Melnichenko, A.P. Radlinski, T.P. Blach Fuel 103 1 606 2013 12 Porosity and surface area evolution during weathering of two igneous rocks A.K. Navarre-Sitchler, D. Cole, G. Rother, L. Jin, H.L. Buss, S.L. Brantley Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 109 1 400 2013 13 Practical applications of small-angle neutron scattering M.J. Hollamby Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 15 26 10566 2013 14 Probing the deep critical zone beneath the Luquillo Experimental Forest, Puerto Rico H.L. Buss, S.L. Brantley, F.N. Scatena, E.A. Bazilevskaya, A. Blum, M. Schulz, R. Jimenez, A.F. White, G. Rother, D. Cole Earth Surf. Process. Landforms 38 10 1170 2013 15 Shear rate-dependent structure of polymer-stabilized TiO2 dispersions A. VanDyk, A.I. Nakatani J Coatings Tech. & Res. 10 3 297 2013 16 Where fast weathering creates thin regolith and slow weathering creates thick regolith E. Bazilevskaya, M. Lebedeva, M. Pavich, G. Rother, D.Y. Parkinson, D. Cole, S.L. Brantley Earth Surf. Process. Landforms 38 8 847 2013 17 Worming Their Way into Shape: Toroidal Formations in Micellar Solutions J.J. Cardiel, L. Tonggu, A.C. Dohnalkova, P. de la Iglesia, D.C. Pozzo, L. Wang, A.Q. Shen ACS Nano 7 11 9704 2013
# Article Title Authors Journal Title Volume Issue Page Number Year 1 Accessibility of pores in coal to methane and carbon dioxide Y.B. Melnichenko, L. He, R. Sakurovs, A.L. Kholodenko, T. Blach, M. Mastalerz, A.P. Radlinski, G. Cheng, D.F. Mildner Fuel 91 1 200 2012 2 Characterization of tight gas reservoir pore structure using USANS/SANS and gas adsorption analysis C.R. Clarkson, M. Freeman, L. He, M. Agamalian, Y.B. Melnichenko, M. Mastalerz, R.M. Bustin, A.P. Radlinski, T.P. Blach Fuel 95 1 371 2012 3 Chemically modifiable fluorinated copolymer nanoparticles for 19F-MRI contrast enhancement M.M. Bailey, S.R. Kline, M.D. Anderson, J.L. Staymates, C. Berkland J. Appl. Polym. Sci. 126 4 1218 2012 4 Density and water content of nanoscale solid C-S-H formed in alkali-activated slag (AAS) paste and implications for chemical shrinkage J.J. Thomas, A.J. Allen, H.M. Jennings Cement & Concrete Res. 42 2 377 2012 5 Electrical, Mechanical, and Structural Characterization of Self-Assembly in Poly(3-hexylthiophene) Organogel Networks G.M. Newbloom, K.M. Weigandt, D.C. Pozzo Macromol. 45 8 3452 2012 6 Mesoporous organohydrogels from thermogelling photocrosslinkable nanoemulsions M.E. Helgeson, S.E. Moran, H.Z. An, P.S. Doyle Nature Mater. 11 4 344 2012 7 Nucleation under Soft Confinement: Role of Polymer-Solute Interactions Y. Diao, M.E. Helgeson, Z.A. Siam, P.S. Doyle, A.S. Myerson, T.A. Hatton, B.L. Trout Cryst. Growth Des. 12 1 508 2012 8 Pore accessibility by methane and carbon dioxide in coal as determined by neutron scattering L. He, Y.B. Melnichenko, M. Mastalerz, R. Sakurovs, A. Radlinski, T. Blach Energy & Fuels 26 3 1975 2012 9 Pore size distribution and accessible pore size distribution in bituminous coals R. Sakurovs, L. He, Y.B. Melnichenko, A.P. Radlinski, T. Blach, H. Lemmel, D.F. Mildner Intl. J. of Coal Geology 100 1 51 2012 10 Porosity of coal and shale: Insights from gas adsorption and SANS/USANS techniques M. Mastalerz, L. He, Y.B. Melnichenko, J.A. Rupp Energy & Fuels 26 8 5109 2012 11 SANS and SAXS Analysis of Charged Nanoparticle Adsorption at Oil-Water Interfaces K. Larson-Smith, A. Jackson, D.C. Pozzo Langmuir 28 5 2493 2012 12 Spontaneous thermoreversible formation of cationic vesicles in a protic ionic liquid C.R. Lopez-Barron, D. Li, L. DeRita, M.G. Basavaraj, N.J. Wagner J Amer. Chem. Soc. 134 51 20728 2012
# Article Title Authors Journal Title Volume Issue Page Number Year 1 A More Informative Approach for Characterization of Polymer Monolithic Phases: Small Angle Neutron Scattering/Ultrasmall Angle Neutron Scattering K.M. Ford, B.G. Konzman, J.F. Rubinson Anal. Chem. 83 24 9201 2011 2 Aqueous dispersions of colloidal poly(3-hexylthiophene) gel particles with high internal porosity J.J. Richards, K.M. Weigandt, D.C. Pozzo J Coll. & Interface Sci. 364 2 341 2011 3 Characterization of Porous Materials Using Combined Small-Angle X-ray and Neutron Scattering Techniques N. Hu, N. Borkar, D. Kohls, D.W. Schaefer J Membrane Sci. 379 1-2 138 2011 4 Characterization of deep weathering and nanoporosity development in shale-A neutron study L. Jin, G. Rother, D.R. Cole, D.F. Mildner, C.J. Duffy, S.L. Brantley American Mineralogist 96 4 498 2011 5 Characterization of the pore structure of metakaolin-derived geopolymers by neutron scattering and electron microscopy C.F. Maitland, C.E. Buckley, B.H. O'Connor, P.D. Butler, R.D. Hart J Appl. Cryst. 44 4 697 2011 6 Mesoscale Morphology and Charge Transport in Colloidal Networks of Poly(3-hexylthiophene) G.M. Newbloom, F.S. Kim, S.A. Jenekhe, D.C. Pozzo Macromol. 44 10 3801 2011 7 Protein aggregate structure under high pressure A.J. Jackson, D.J. McGillivray Chem. Comm. 47 1 487 2011 8 Reversible phase transitions within self-assembled fibrillar networks of (R)-18-(n-alkylamino)octadecan-7-ols in their carbon tetrachloride gels V.A. Mallia, P.D. Butler, B. Sarkar, R. Weiss, K.T. Holman J Amer. Chem. Soc. 133 38 15045 2011 9 Small Angle Neutron Scattering (SANS) characterization of electrically conducting polyaniline nanofiber/polyimide nanocomposites A.R. Hopkins, S.J. Tomczak, V. Vin, A.J. Jackson Thin Solid Films 520 5 1617 2011 10 The pore wall structure of porous semi-crystalline anatase TiO2 M.H. Kim, J.M. Doh, S.C. Han, K.H. Chae, B.Y. Yu, K.T. Hong, A. Jackson, L.M. Anovitz J Appl. Cryst. 44 6 1238 2011