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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USANS Instrument and you do not see it in the list below, or if the paper is listed but the information is incorrect or out of date, please inform Jeff Krzywon and/or John Barker.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:

  1. include an acknowledgement to the NSF, and to NIST if there are no NIST coauthors,and
  2. 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

  1. "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)
  2. "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)
  3. "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)

In Press

2017 Publications

#Article TitleAuthorsJournal TitleVolumeIssuePage NumberYear
1Illumination alters the structure of gels formed from the model optoelectronic material P3HTB. Morgan, M. DadmunPolymer10813132017

2016 Publications

#Article TitleAuthorsJournal TitleVolumeIssuePage NumberYear
1Asymmetrical phase separation and gelation in binary mixtures of oppositely charged colloidsY. Zong, G. Yuan, C.C. HanJ Chem. Phys.145010149042016
2Bimodal poly(ethylene-cb-propylene) comb block copolymers from serial reactors: Synthesis and applications as processability additives and blend compatibilizersA.H. Tsou, C.R. Lopez-Barron, P. Jiang, D.J. Crowther, Y. ZengPolymer1041722016
3Determination of closed porosity in rocks by small-angle neutron scatteringJ. Bahadur, C.R. Medina, L. He, Y.B. Melnichenko, J.A. Rupp, T.P. Blach, D.F. MildnerJ Appl. Cryst.49620212016
4Extrinsic Wrinkling and Single Exfoliated Sheets of Graphene Oxide in Polymer CompositesM.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. ClarkeChem. Mater.28616982016
5Gelation transitions of colloidal systems with bridging attractionsG. Yuan, J. Luo, C.C. Han, Y. LiuPhys. Rev. E94040406012016
6Graphene Nanocomposites with High Molecular Weight Poly(ε-caprolactone) Grafts: Controlled Synthesis and Accelerated CrystallizationT. Mondal, R. Ashkar, P. Butler, A.K. Bhowmick, R. KrishnamoortiACS Macro Lett.512782016
7Multiscale metrologies for process optimization of carbon nanotube polymer compositesB. Natarajan, N. Orloff, R. Ashkar, S. Doshi, K. Twedt, A. Krishnamurthy, C. Davis, A.M. Forster, E. Thostenson, J. Obrzut, R. Sharma, J.A. LiddleCarbon10813812016
8Nanoscale constraints on porosity generation and fluid flow during serpentinizationB.M. Tutolo, D.F. Mildner, C.V. Gagnon, M.O. Saar, W.E. SeyfriedGeology4411032016
9Quantification of Organic Porosity and Water Accessibility in Marcellus Shale Using Neutron ScatteringX. Gu, D.F. Mildner, D.R. Cole, G. Rother, R. Slingerland, S.L. BrantleyEnergy & Fuels30644382016
10Structure and Dynamics of Interacting Nanoparticles in Semidilute Polymer SolutionsR. Poling-Skutvik, K.S. Mongcopa, A. Faraone, S. Narayanan, J.C. Conrad, R. KrishnamoortiMacromol.491765682016
11Sustained release of active chemotherapeutics from injectable-solid β-hairpin peptide hydrogelJ.E. Sun, B. Stewart, A. Litan, S.J. Lee, J.P. Schnieder, S.A. Langhans, D.J. PochanBiomater Sci458392016
12Tuning the bridging attraction between large hard particles by the softness of small microgels J. Luo, G. Yuan, C.C. HanSoft Matter123778632016
13Ultra-small-angle neutron scattering with azimuthal asymmetryX. Gu, D.F. MildnerJ Appl. Cryst.4939342016

2015 Publications

#Article TitleAuthorsJournal TitleVolumeIssuePage NumberYear
13D reconstruction of carbon nanotube networks from neutron scattering experimentsM. Mahdavi, M. Baniassadi, M. Baghani, M. Dadmun, M. TehraniNanotech.26383857042015
2Effect of Quartz Overgrowth Precipitation on the Multiscale Porosity of Sandstone: A (U)SANS and Imaging AnalysisL.M. Anovitz, D.R. Cole, A.J. Jackson, G. Rother, K.C. Littrell, L.F. Allard, A.D. Pollington, D.J. WesolowskiGeochimica et Cosmochimica Acta15811992015
3Effects of maturation on multiscale (nanometer to millimeter) porosity in the Eagle Ford shaleL.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. WasbroughInterpretation33SU592015
4Gelation 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. LiuSoft Matter111224942015
5How Oxidation and Dissolution in Diabase and Granite Control Porosity during WeatheringE. Bazilevskaya, G. Rother, D.F. Mildner, M. Pavich, D. Cole, M.P. Bhatt, L. Jin, C.I. Steefel, S.L. BrantleySoil Sci. Soc. Am. J.791552015
6Local Crystalline Structure in an Amorphous Protein Dense PhaseD.G. Greene, S. Modla, N.J. Wagner, S.I. Sandler, A.M. LenhoffBiophys. J109817162015
7Pore Architecture and Connectivity in Gas ShaleH.E. King, A.P. Eberle, C.C. Walters, C.E. Kliewer, D. Ertas, C. HuynhEnergy & Fuels29313752015
8Pores in Marcellus Shale: A Neutron Scattering and FIB-SEM StudyX. Gu, D.R. Cole, G. Rother, D.F. Mildner, S.L. BrantleyEnergy & Fuels29312952015
9Shear-Dependent Interactions in Hydrophobically Modified Ethylene Oxide Urethane (HEUR) Based Coatings: Mesoscale Structure and ViscosityA.K. VanDyk, T. Chatterjee, V.V. Ginzburg, A.I. NakataniMacromol.48618662015
10Small-Angle and Ultrasmall-Angle Neutron Scattering (SANS/USANS) Study of New Albany Shale: A Treatise on MicroporosityJ. Bahadur, A.P. Radlinski, Y.B. Melnichenko, M. Mastalerz, A. SchimmelmannEnergy & Fuels2925672015

2014 Publications

#Article TitleAuthorsJournal TitleVolumeIssuePage NumberYear
1Controlled gelation of poly(3-alkylthiophene)s in bulk and in thin-films using low volatility solvent/poor-solvent mixturesG.M. Newbloom, P. de la Iglesia, L.D. PozzoSoft Matter104489452014
2Hierarchical Pore Morphology of Cretaceous Shale: A Small-Angle Neutron Scattering and Ultrasmall-Angle Neutron Scattering StudyJ. Bahadur, Y.B. Melnichenko, M. Mastalerz, A. Furmann, C.R. ClarksonEnergy & Fuels281063362014
3Homogeneous percolation versus arrested phase separation in attractively-driven nanoemulsion colloidal gelsM.E. Helgeson, Y. Gao, S.E. Moran, J. Lee, M. Godfrin, A. Tripathi, A. Bose, P.S. DoyleSoft Matter101731222014
4Microstructure and nonlinear signatures of yielding in a heterogeneous colloidal gel under large amplitude oscillatory shearJ. Kim, D. Merger, M. Wilhelm, M.E. HelgesonJ Rheology58513592014
5Multiscale (nano to mm) porosity in the Eagle Ford shale: changes as a function of maturityL.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. WasbroughURTeC Conf. Proc.URTeC119235192014
6Nano- to Microscale Pore Characterization of the Utica ShaleA.M. Swift, J.M. Sheets, D. Cole, L.M. Anovitz, S.A. Welch, X. Gu, D.F. Mildner, S. Chipera, E. Buchwalter, A. CookURTeC Conf. Proc.1119235222014
7Relationship between Mineralogy and Porosity in Seals Relevant to Geologic CO2 SequestrationA.M. Swift, L.M. Anovitz, J.M. Sheets, D.R. Cole, S.A. Welch, G. RotherEnvironmental Geosciences212392014
8Spatially Resolved Concentration and Segmental Flow Alignment in a Shear-Banding Solution of Polymer-Like MicellesA.K. Gurnon, C. Lopez-Barron, M. Wasbrough, L. Porcar, N.J. WagnerACS Macro Lett.332762014
9Structure of flocs of latex particles formed by addition of protein from Moringa seedsM.S. Hellsing, H.M. Kwaambwa, F.M. Nermark, B.B. Nkoane, A.J. Jackson, M.J. Wasbrough, I. Berts, L. Porcar, A.R. RennieColl. & Surf. A46014602014
10Triblock Copolymer Self-Assembly in Ionic Liquids: Effect of PEO Block Length on the Self-Assembly of PEO–PPO–PEO in Ethylammonium NitrateC. Lopez-Barron, D. Li, N.J. Wagner, J.L. CaplanMacromol.472174842014
11Turning up the heat on wormlike micelles with a hydrotopic salt in microfluidicsJ.J. Cardiel, Y. Zhao, P. de la Iglesia, L.D. Pozzo, A.Q. ShenSoft Matter104693002014

2013 Publications

#Article TitleAuthorsJournal TitleVolumeIssuePage NumberYear
1A USANS/SANS Study of the Accessibility of Pores in the Barnett Shale to Methane and WaterL. Ruppert, R. Sakurovs, T.P. Blach, L. He, Y.B. Melnichenko, D.F. Mildner, L. Alcantar-LopezEnergy & Fuels2727722013
2A holder to rotate sample cells to avoid sedimentation in small-angle neutron scattering and ultra small-angle neutron scattering experimentsA. Olsson, M.S. Hellsing, A.R. RennieMeas. Sci. Technol.24101059012013
3DCD USANS and SESANS: a comparison of two neutron scattering techniques applicable for the study of large-scale structuresC. Rehm, J. Barker, W.G. Bouwman, R. PynnJ Appl. Cryst.46212013
4Diagenetic Changes in Macro- to Nano-Scale Porosity in the St. Peter Sandstone: An (Ultra) Small Angle Neutron Scattering and Backscattered Electron Imaging AnalysisL.M. Anovitz, D.R. Cole, G. Rother, L.F. Allard, A.J. Jackson, K.C. LittrellGeochimica et Cosmochimica Acta10212802013
5Effects of supersaturation on the structure and properties of poly(9,9-dioctyl fluorene) organogels P. de la Iglesia, D.C. PozzoSoft Matter947112142013
6Evolution of porosity and geochemistry in Marcellus Formation black shale during weatheringL. Jin, R. Mathur, G. Rother, D. Cole, E. Bazilevskaya, J. Williams, A. Carone, S.L. BrantleyChemical Geology3561502013
7Fibrillar Structure in Aqueous Methylcellulose Solutions and GelsJ.R. Lott, J.W. McAllister, M. Wasbrough, R.L. Sammler, F.S. Bates, T.P. LodgeMacromol.462497602013
8Flow-Induced Structured Phase in Nonionic Micellar SolutionsJ.J. Cardiel, L. Tonggu, P. de la Iglesia, Y. Zhao, D.C. Pozzo, L. Wang, A.Q. ShenLangmuir2950154852013
9Fractal Networks of Inter-granular Voids in pressed TATBJ.T. Mang, R.P. HjelmProp., Explos., Pyrotech.3868312013
10Multi-scale characterization of pore evolution in a combustion metamorphic complex, Hatrurim basin, Israel: Combining (ultra) small-angle neutron scattering and image analysisH.W. Wang, L.M. Anovitz, A. Burg, D.R. Cole, L.F. Allard, A.J. Jackson, A.G. Stack, G. RotherGeochimica et Cosmochimica Acta12113392013
11Pore structure characterization of North American shale gas reservoirs using USANS/SANS, gas adsorption, and mercury intrusionC.R. Clarkson, N. Solano, R.M. Bustin, A.M. Bustin, G.R. Chalmers, L. He, Y.B. Melnichenko, A.P. Radlinski, T.P. BlachFuel10316062013
12Porosity and surface area evolution during weathering of two igneous rocksA.K. Navarre-Sitchler, D. Cole, G. Rother, L. Jin, H.L. Buss, S.L. BrantleyGeochimica et Cosmochimica Acta10914002013
13Practical applications of small-angle neutron scatteringM.J. HollambyPhys. Chem. Chem. Phys.1526105662013
14Probing the deep critical zone beneath the Luquillo Experimental Forest, Puerto RicoH.L. Buss, S.L. Brantley, F.N. Scatena, E.A. Bazilevskaya, A. Blum, M. Schulz, R. Jimenez, A.F. White, G. Rother, D. ColeEarth Surf. Process. Landforms381011702013
15Shear rate-dependent structure of polymer-stabilized TiO2 dispersionsA. VanDyk, A.I. NakataniJ Coatings Tech. & Res.1032972013
16Where fast weathering creates thin regolith and slow weathering creates thick regolithE. Bazilevskaya, M. Lebedeva, M. Pavich, G. Rother, D.Y. Parkinson, D. Cole, S.L. BrantleyEarth Surf. Process. Landforms3888472013
17Worming Their Way into Shape: Toroidal Formations in Micellar SolutionsJ.J. Cardiel, L. Tonggu, A.C. Dohnalkova, P. de la Iglesia, D.C. Pozzo, L. Wang, A.Q. ShenACS Nano71197042013

2012 Publications

#Article TitleAuthorsJournal TitleVolumeIssuePage NumberYear
1Accessibility of pores in coal to methane and carbon dioxideY.B. Melnichenko, L. He, R. Sakurovs, A.L. Kholodenko, T. Blach, M. Mastalerz, A.P. Radlinski, G. Cheng, D.F. MildnerFuel9112002012
2Characterization of tight gas reservoir pore structure using USANS/SANS and gas adsorption analysisC.R. Clarkson, M. Freeman, L. He, M. Agamalian, Y.B. Melnichenko, M. Mastalerz, R.M. Bustin, A.P. Radlinski, T.P. BlachFuel9513712012
3Chemically modifiable fluorinated copolymer nanoparticles for 19F-MRI contrast enhancementM.M. Bailey, S.R. Kline, M.D. Anderson, J.L. Staymates, C. BerklandJ. Appl. Polym. Sci.126412182012
4Density and water content of nanoscale solid C-S-H formed in alkali-activated slag (AAS) paste and implications for chemical shrinkageJ.J. Thomas, A.J. Allen, H.M. JenningsCement & Concrete Res.4223772012
5Electrical, Mechanical, and Structural Characterization of Self-Assembly in Poly(3-hexylthiophene) Organogel NetworksG.M. Newbloom, K.M. Weigandt, D.C. PozzoMacromol.45834522012
6Mesoporous organohydrogels from thermogelling photocrosslinkable nanoemulsionsM.E. Helgeson, S.E. Moran, H.Z. An, P.S. DoyleNature Mater.1143442012
7Nucleation under Soft Confinement: Role of Polymer-Solute InteractionsY. Diao, M.E. Helgeson, Z.A. Siam, P.S. Doyle, A.S. Myerson, T.A. Hatton, B.L. TroutCryst. Growth Des.1215082012
8Pore accessibility by methane and carbon dioxide in coal as determined by neutron scatteringL. He, Y.B. Melnichenko, M. Mastalerz, R. Sakurovs, A. Radlinski, T. BlachEnergy & Fuels26319752012
9Pore size distribution and accessible pore size distribution in bituminous coalsR. Sakurovs, L. He, Y.B. Melnichenko, A.P. Radlinski, T. Blach, H. Lemmel, D.F. MildnerIntl. J. of Coal Geology1001512012
10Porosity of coal and shale: Insights from gas adsorption and SANS/USANS techniquesM. Mastalerz, L. He, Y.B. Melnichenko, J.A. RuppEnergy & Fuels26851092012
11SANS and SAXS Analysis of Charged Nanoparticle Adsorption at Oil-Water InterfacesK. Larson-Smith, A. Jackson, D.C. PozzoLangmuir28524932012
12Spontaneous thermoreversible formation of cationic vesicles in a protic ionic liquidC.R. Lopez-Barron, D. Li, L. DeRita, M.G. Basavaraj, N.J. WagnerJ Amer. Chem. Soc.13451207282012

2011 Publications

#Article TitleAuthorsJournal TitleVolumeIssuePage NumberYear
1A More Informative Approach for Characterization of Polymer Monolithic Phases: Small Angle Neutron Scattering/Ultrasmall Angle Neutron ScatteringK.M. Ford, B.G. Konzman, J.F. RubinsonAnal. Chem.832492012011
2Aqueous dispersions of colloidal poly(3-hexylthiophene) gel particles with high internal porosityJ.J. Richards, K.M. Weigandt, D.C. PozzoJ Coll. & Interface Sci.36423412011
3Characterization of Porous Materials Using Combined Small-Angle X-ray and Neutron Scattering TechniquesN. Hu, N. Borkar, D. Kohls, D.W. SchaeferJ Membrane Sci.3791-21382011
4Characterization of deep weathering and nanoporosity development in shale-A neutron studyL. Jin, G. Rother, D.R. Cole, D.F. Mildner, C.J. Duffy, S.L. BrantleyAmerican Mineralogist9644982011
5Characterization of the pore structure of metakaolin-derived geopolymers by neutron scattering and electron microscopyC.F. Maitland, C.E. Buckley, B.H. O'Connor, P.D. Butler, R.D. HartJ Appl. Cryst.4446972011
6Mesoscale Morphology and Charge Transport in Colloidal Networks of Poly(3-hexylthiophene)G.M. Newbloom, F.S. Kim, S.A. Jenekhe, D.C. PozzoMacromol.441038012011
7Protein aggregate structure under high pressureA.J. Jackson, D.J. McGillivrayChem. Comm.4714872011
8Reversible phase transitions within self-assembled fibrillar networks of (R)-18-(n-alkylamino)octadecan-7-ols in their carbon tetrachloride gelsV.A. Mallia, P.D. Butler, B. Sarkar, R. Weiss, K.T. HolmanJ Amer. Chem. Soc.13338150452011
9Small Angle Neutron Scattering (SANS) characterization of electrically conducting polyaniline nanofiber/polyimide nanocomposites A.R. Hopkins, S.J. Tomczak, V. Vin, A.J. JacksonThin Solid Films520516172011
10The pore wall structure of porous semi-crystalline anatase TiO2M.H. Kim, J.M. Doh, S.C. Han, K.H. Chae, B.Y. Yu, K.T. Hong, A. Jackson, L.M. AnovitzJ Appl. Cryst.44612382011

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