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If you have written a paper that reports measurements using any of the SANS instruments (NG3/NG7/NGB30 30m, NGB 10m, NG1 8m, BT5 USANS) and you do not see it in the list below, or if the paper is listed but the information is incorrect or out of date, please inform Jeff Krzywon and/or Paul Butler.

If you write a paper that reports measurements using any of the SANS Instruments, please be sure to
(a) include an acknowledgement to NIST if there are no NIST coauthors
(b) (for NGB30/NG3 30m SANS or USANS only) include an acknowledgement to the NSF
(c) include a reference to the appropriate paper describing the Instrument used (not applicable for 8m SANS):

30m SANS: "The 30 m Small-Angle Neutron Scattering Instruments at the National Institute of Standards and Technology", Glinka CJ, et al. J Appl. Cryst. 31(3), 430 (1998).
USANS: "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 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).

New Item."Probing Nanoscale Structures - The SANS Toolbox". This is a 670 page textbook on the SANS technique and its application to the following areas of research: (1)Polymers, (2)Complex Fluids, (3) biology, (4) Materials Science.

In Press

#Article TitleAuthorsJournal TitleVolumeIssuePage NumberYear
1Controlling Complex Nanoemulsion Morphology Using Asymmetric Cosurfactants for the Preparation of Polymer NanocapsulesM. Zhang, P.T. Corona, N. Ruocco, et. al.LangmuirPress
2Glass transition: from interaction potential changes to the corresponding structural and relaxation responses along the path of reaching the final equilibriumG. Yuan, C. HanScience China ChemistryPress
3Impact of polymer geometry on the interactions of protein-PEG conjugatesJ. Zarzar, W. Shatz, N. Peer, et. al.Biophys. Chem.Press
4Molecular Structure, Chain Dimensions, and Linear Rheology of Poly(4-vinylbiphenyl)C.R. Lopez-Barron, H. Zhou, J.M. Younker, J.A. MannMacromoleculesPress
5Neutron scattering study of vitrinite: Insights into sub-micrometer inclusions in North American Carboniferous coals of bituminous rankA.P. Radlinski, M. MastalerzInternational J. Coal Geol.Press
6New insights into the flow and microstructural relaxation behavior of biphasic cellulose nanocrystal dispersions from RheoSANSA.D. Haywood, K.M. Weigandt, P. Saha, et. al.Soft MatterPress
7Optimising low molecular weight hydrogels for automated 3D printingM.C. Nolan, A.M. Fuentes Capparros, B. Dietrich, et. al.Soft MatterPress
8Residual orientation in injection-moulded plaques of atactic-polystyrene I: The effect of processing conditionsJ. Healy, R. Knott, G. EdwardPoly. Eng. & Sci.Press
9Structural Basis for the Inhibitory Effects of Ubistatins in the Ubiquitin-Proteasome PathwayM.A. Nakasone, T.A. Lewis, O. Walker, et. al.StructurePress
10The effects of burial diagenesis on multiscale porosity in the St. Peter Sandstone: An imaging, small-angle, and ultra-small-angle neutron scattering analysisL.M. Anovitz, J.T. Freiburg, M. Wasbrough, et. al.Marine and Petro. Geol.Press
11Tunable synthetic control of soft polymeric nanoparticle morphologyH.J. Martin, B.T. White, C.J. SCanlon, et. al.Soft MatterPress

2017 Publications

#Article TitleAuthorsJournal TitleVolumeIssuePage NumberYear
1A comparative study on the morphology of P3HT:PCBM solar cells with the addition of Fe3O4 nanoparticles by spin and rod coating methodsW. Zhang, N.A. Nguyen, R. Murray, et. al.J. Nanopart Res.1913152017
2Acid-induced assembly of a reconstituted silk protein systemA.P. Tabatanai, K.M. Weigandt, D.L. BlairPhys. Rev. E96020224052017
3Aggregation of cyclic polypeptoids bearing zwitterionic end-groups with attractive dipole-dipole and solvophobic interactions: a study by small-angle neutron scattering and molecular dynamics simulationP. Du, A. Li, Y. Zhang, C. Do, L. He, S.E. Rick, V.T. John, R. Kumar, D. ZhangPhys. Chem. Chem. Phys.1922143882017
4An Experimental Study on Flow and Heat Transfer Characteristics of Ethanol/Polyalphaolefin Nanoemulsion Flowing Through Circular MinichannelsV. Trinh, J. XuNanoscale Res. Lett.12122162017
5Biomimetic Reversible Heat-Stiffening Polymer NanocompositesE. Cudjoe, S. Khani, A.W. Way, et. al.ACS Cent. Sci.388862017
6Chain dynamics and nanoparticle motion in attractive polymer nanocomposites subjected to large deformationsE. Senses, M. Tyagi, B. Natarajan, et. al.Soft Matter134379222017
7Chain stretching and recoiling during startup and cessation of extensional flow of bidisperse polystyrene blendsC.R. Lopez-Barron, Y. Zeng, J.J. RichardsJ Rheology6146972017
8Characterization of Nanocellulose Using Small-Angle Neutron, X‑ray, and Dynamic Light Scattering TechniquesY. Mao, K. Liu, C. Zhan, L. Geng, B. Chu, B.S. HsiaoJ Phys. Chem. B121613402017
9Characterization of colloidal structures during intestinal lipolysis using small-angle neutron scatteringO. Rezhdo, S.D. Maio, P. Le, K.D. Littrell, R.L. Carrier, S-H. ChenJ Coll. & Interface Sci.49911892017
10Chemical and physical changes during seawater flow through intact dunite cores: an experimental study at 150-200°CA.J. Luhmann, B.M. Tutolo, B.C. Bagley, D.F.R. Mildner, P. Scheuermann, J.M. Feinberg, K. Ignatyev, W.E. SeyfriedGeochim. Cosmochim. Acta2141862017
11Clustering and Percolation in Suspensions of Carbon BlackJ.J. Richards, J.B. Hipp, J.K. Riley, et. al.Langmuir3343122602017
12Coil Dimensions of Poly(ethylene oxide) in an Ionic Liquid by Small-Angle Neutron ScatteringA. Kharel, T.P. LodgeMacromolecules502187392017
13Complex Three-Dimensional Magnetic Ordering in Segmented Nanowire ArraysA.J. Grutter, K.L. Krycka, E.V. Tartakovskaya, J.A. Borchers, S. Sai Madhukar Reddy, E. Ortega, A. Ponce, B.J.H. StadlerACS Nano11883112017
14Confined Dynamics of Grafted Polymer Chains in Solutions of Linear PolymerR. Poling-Skutvik, K.N. Olafson, S. Narayanan, et. al.Macromolecules501873722017
15Design and Characterization of a PVLA-PEG-PVLA Thermosensitive and Biodegradable HydrogelA. Vidyasagar, S.H. Ku, M. Kim, et. al.ACS Macro Lett.61011342017
16Device performance enhancement of polymer solar cells by nanoparticle self-assemblyW. Zhang, N.A. Nguyen, R. Murray, M.E. MackaySolar Energy Materials & Solar Cells16011262017
17Dielectric RheoSANS - Simultaneous Interrogation of Impedance, Rheology and Small Angle Neutron Scattering of Complex FluidsJ.R. Richards, C.V. Gagnon, J.R. Krzywon, N.J. Wagner, P.D. ButlerJOVE122102017
18Domain formation in the type-II/1 superconductor niobium: Interplay of pinning, geometry, and attractive vortex-vortex interactionT. Reimann, M. Schulz, D.F.R. Mildner, et. al.Phys. Rev. B96141445062017
19Effect of Branching and Molecular Weight on Heterogeneous Catalytic Deuterium Exchange in PolyolefinsY. Zeng, C.R. Lopez-Barron, S. Kang, et. al.Macromolecules501768492017
20Effect of interlamellar interactions on shear induced multilamellar vesicle formationY. Kawabata, R. Bradbury, S. Kugizaki, K. Weigandt, Y.B. Melnichenko, H. Sadakane, N.L. Yamada, H. Endo, M. Nagao, H. SetoJ Chem. Phys.14730349052017
21Electric field directed formation of aligned conjugated polymer fibersY. Xi, L.D. PozzoSoft Matter132138942017
22Evaluation of accessible mineral surface areas for improved prediction of mineral reaction rates in porous mediaL.E. Beckingham, C.I. Steefel, C.I. Swift, et. al.Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta2051312017
23Fingerprinting Molecular Relaxation in Deformed PolymersZ. Wang, C.N. Lam, W.-R. Chen, et. al.Phys. Rev. X730310032017
24From lignin subunits to aggregates: insights into lignin solubilizationW. Zhao, L.-P. Xiao, G. Song, et. al.Green Chem.191432722017
25Grazing-incidence small-angle neutron scattering from structures below an interfaceS. Nouhi, M.S. Hellsing, V. Kapaklis, A.R. RennieJ. Appl. Cryst.50410662017
26Illumination alters the structure of gels formed from the model optoelectronic material P3HTB. Morgan, M. DadmunPolymer10813132017
27Impact of dispersed particles on the structure and shear alignment of block copolymer soft solidsM.M. Dao, M.M. Domach, L.M. WalkerJ. Rheo.6122372017
28Interaction and Conformation of Aqueous Poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) (PNIPAM) Star Polymers below the LCSTX. Lang, W.R. Lenart, J.E. Sun, B. Hammouda, M.J. HoreMacromol.50521452017
29Investigating Structure and Dynamics of Proteins in Amorphous Phases Using Neutron ScatteringM.M. Castellanos, A. McAuley, J.E. CurtisComputational and Structural Biotechnology Journal1511172017
30Kinetics of Domain Alignment in Block Polymer Thin Films during Solvent Vapor Annealing with Soft Shear: An in Situ Small-Angle Neutron Scattering InvestigationC.K. Shelton, R.L. Jones, T.H. EppsMacromolecules501453672017
31Liquid Structure with Nano-Heterogeneity Promotes Cationic Transport in Concentrated ElectrolytesO. Borodin, L. Suo, M. Gobet, et. al.ACS Nano1110104622017
32Mechanistic insights into the formation of porous carbons from gelatinA.E. Danks, M.J. Hollamby, B. Hammouda, D.C. Fletcher, F. Johnston-Bank, S.E. Rogers, Z. SchneppJ Mat. Chem. A523116442017
33Micellar Self-Assembly of Recombinant Resilin-/Elastin-Like Block CopolypeptidesI. Weitzhandler, M. Dzuricky, I. Hoffmann, F. Garcia Quiroz, M. Gradzielski, A. ChilkotiBiomacromolecules18824192017
34Microstructure characterization of alkali-glass particle and alkali-glass powder reacted gels with neutron scattering and imaging techniquesX. Sun, S. Guo, Q. Dai, X. XiaoMat. Characterization1311982017
35Miscanthus Giganteus: A Commercially Viable Sustainable Source of Cellulose NanocrystalsE. Cudjoe, M. Hunsen, Z. Xue, A.E. Way, E. Barrios, R.A. Olson, M.J. Hore, S.J. RowanCarb. Pol.15512302017
36Modulation of polypeptide conformation through donor-acceptor transformation of side-chain hydrogen bonding ligandsZ. Song, R.A. Mansbach, H. He, et. al.Nature Comm.81922017
37Molecular Alignment in Polyethylene during Cold Drawing Using In-Situ SANS and Raman SpectroscopyC.R. Lopez-Barron, Y. Zeng, J.J. Schaefer, A.P.R. Eberle, T.P. Lodge, F.S. BatesMacromolecules50936272017
38Molecular, Local, and Network-Level Basis for the Enhanced Stiffness of Hydrogel Networks Formed from Coassembled Racemic Peptides: Predictions from Pauling and CoreyK. Nagy-Smith, P.J. Beltramos, E. Moore, et. al.ACS Cent. Sci.365862017
39Morphology Evolution of Polystyrene-core/Poly(N-isopropylacrylamide)-shell Microgel Synthesized by One-pot PolymerizationW.-T. Hu, H. Yang, H. Cheng, H.-Q. HuChin. J. Poly. Sci.35911562017
40NIST Standard Reference Material 3600: Absolute Intensity Calibration Standard for Small-Angle X-ray ScatteringA.J. Allen, F. Zhang, R.J. Kline, W.F. Guthrie, J. IlavskyJ Appl. Cryst.5024622017
41Nanostructure Evolution during Relaxation from a Large Step Strain in a Supramolecular Copolymer-Based Hydrogel: A SANS InvestigationC.G. Weiner, C. Wang, Y. Liu, R.A. Weiss, B.D. VogtMacromol.50416722017
42Neutron study of in-plane skyrmions in MnSi thin filmsS.A. Meynell, M.N. Wilson, K.L. Krycka, et. al.Phys. Rev. B9650544022017
43PEE-PEO Block Copolymer Exchange Rate between Mixed Micelles Is Detergent and Temperature ActivatedA.B. Schantz, P.O. Saboe, I.T. Sines, H-Y. Lee, K.J. Bishop, J.K. Maranas, P.D. Butler, M. KumarMacromol.50624842017
44Peptide valency plays an important role in the activity of a synthetic fibrin-crosslinking polymerR.J. Lamm, E.B. Lim, K.M. Weigandt, L.D. Pozzo, N.J. White, S.H. PunBiomater.1321962017
45Permeability, porosity, and mineral surface area changes in basalt cores induced by reactive transport of CO2-rich brineA.J. Luhmann, B.M. Tutolo, B.C. Bagley, D.F.R. Mildner, W.E. Seyfried, M.O. SaarWater Resources Research53319082017
46Phase Behavior and Self-Assembly of Perfectly Sequence-Defined and Monodisperse Multiblock CopolypeptidesS.R. MacEwan, I. Weitzhandler, I. Hoffmann, J. Genzer, M. Gradzielski, A. ChilkotiBiomacromol.1825992017
47Polymer Structure Dependent Hierarchy in PolyMOC GelsA.V. Zhukhovitskiy, J. Zhao, M. Zhong, E.A. Keeler, et. al.Macromolecules491868962017
48Polymer Structure and Conformation Alter the Antigenicity of Virus-like Particle–Polymer ConjugatesP.W. Lee, S.A. Isarov, J.D. Wallat, S.K. Molugu, S. Shukla, J.E. Sun, J. Zhang, Y. Zheng, M.L. Dougherty, D. Konkolewicz, P.L. Stewart, N.F. Steinmetz, M.J. Hore, J.K. PokorskiJ Amer. Chem. Soc.139933122017
49Probing Elastic and Viscous Properties of Phospholipid Bilayers Using Neutron Spin Echo SpectroscopyM. Nagao, E.G. Kelley, R. Ashkar, et. al.J. Phys. Chem. Lett.81946792017
50Processing-structure relationships of poly(ethylene glycol)-modified liposomesK.P. Mineart, E.G. Kelley, M. Nagao, V.M. PrabhuSoft Matter133152282017
51Rapid Large-Scale Assembly and Pattern Transfer of One-Dimensional Gold Nanorod SuperstructuresR. Ashkar, M.J.A. Hore, X. Ye, B. Natajaran, N.J. Greybush, T. Lam, C.R. Kagan, C.B. MurrayACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces930255132017
52Reconciling Differences between Lipid Transfer in Free-Standing and Solid Supported Membranes: A Time-Resolved Small-Angle Neutron Scattering StudyB. Wah, J.M. Breidigan, J. Adams, P. Horbal, S. Garg, L. Porcar, U. Perez-SalasLangmuir331433842017
53Resolving Hierarchical Structures in Carbon Nanotube Networks Using Small- and Ultrasmall-Angle Neutron ScatteringM. Tehrani, T.N.B. Etampawala, M. Dadmun, M.A. HossainJ. Phys. Chem. C12140224422017
54Rheological characterization of yield stress gels formed via electrostatic heteroaggregation of metal oxide nanoparticlesJ.S. Weston, J.H. Harwell, B.P. GradySoft Matter133867432017
55Salt induced polystyrene latex flocs investigated by neutron scatteringH.M. Kwaambwa, M.S. Hellsing, M.J. Wasbrough, M. Bleuel, A.R. RennieJ Coll. & Interface Sci.505192017
56Semibatch monomer addition as a general method to tune and enhance the mechanics of polymer networks via loop-defect controlY. Gu, K. Kawamoto, M. Zhong, et. al.PNAS1141948752017
57Single-phase flow and heat transfer characteristics of ethanol/polyalphaolefin nanoemulsion fluids in circular minichannelsT. Vu, T.N. Tran, J. XuInternational Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer11313242017
58Small Particle Driven Chain Disentanglements in Polymer NanocompositesE. Senses, S.M. Ansar, C.L. Kitchens, Y. Mao, S. Narayana, B. Natarajan, A. FaraonePRL118141478012017
59Small-Angle Neutron Scattering Studies on an Idealized Diesel Biofuel PlatformT.J. Riiff, M.A. Webb, W. Orts, K. AramthanaponEnergy & Fuels31439952017
60Small-angle neutron scattering analysis of bottlebrush backbone and side chain flexibilityS.L. Pesek, Q. Xiang, B. Hammouda, R. VerduzcoJ. Polym. Sci. Pol. Phys.5511042017
61Small-angle neutron scattering studies of microenvironmental and structural changes of Pluronic micelles upon encapsulation of paclitaxelK. Dehvari, K.S. Lin, B. HammoudaJ. Taiwan Inst. of Chem. Engrs.7114052017
62Solute-Triggered Morphological Transitions of an Amphiphilic Heterografted Brush Copolymer as a Single-Molecule Drug CarrierH. Luo, M. Szymusiak, E.A. Garcia, L.L. Lock, H. Cui, Y. Liu, M. Herrera-AlonsoMacromol.50522012017
63Spin-analyzed SANS for soft matter applicationsW. Chen, J.G. Barker, R. Jones, K.L. Krycka, S.M. Watson, C. Gagnon, T. Perevozchikova, P. Butler, T.R. GentileJ. Physics: Conf. Ser.86210120042017
64Structural rearrangement and stiffening of hydrophobically modified supramolecular hydrogels during thermal annealingC. Wang, C.G. Weiner, Y. Yang, R.A. Weiss, B.D. VogtPoly. Phys.551310362017
65Structure and Properties of Cartilage ProteoglycansF. Horkay, P.J. Basser, A-M. Hecht, E. GeisslerMacromol. Symposia3721432017
66Surface Interaction Parameter Measurement of Solvated Polymers via Model End-Tethered ChainsR.J. Sheridan, S.V. Orski, R.L. Jones, et. al.Macromolecules501766682017
67Synthesis and Characterization of Well-defined PEGylated Polypeptoids as Protein-resistant PolymersS. Xuan, S. Gupta, X. Li, M. Bleuel, G.J. Schneider, D. ZhangBiomacromol.1839512017
68Temperature-dependent self-assembly and rheological behavior of a thermoreversible pmma-PnBA-PMMA triblock copolymer gelM. Zabet, S. Mishra, R. Boy, K.B. Walters, A.K. Naskar, S. KunduPoly. Phys.55118772017
69The Interplay of Structure and Dynamics in Mixed Lipid BilayersE. Kelley, R. Ashkar, R. Bradbury, P. Butler, M. NagaoBiophys. J1123S12017
70The glass formation of a repulsive system with also a short range attractive potential: A re-interpretation of the free volume theoryG. Yuan, H. Cheng, C.C. HanPolymer13112722017
71The importance of solvent quality on the modification of conjugated polymer conformation and thermodynamics with illuminationB. Morgan, M.D. DadmunSoft Matter131527732017
72The rheology and microstructure of an aging thermoreversible colloidal gelM.B. Gordon, C.J. Kloxin, N.J. WagnerJ Rheology611232017
73The role of incident light intensity, wavelength, and exposure time in the modification of conjugated polymer structure in solutionB. Morgan, M. DadmunEuro. Poly. J8912722017
74Thermal rheology and microstructure of shear thickening suspensions of silica nanoparticles dispersed in the ionic liquid [C4mim][BF4]J. Gao, P.M. Mwasame, N.J. WagnerJ Rheology6135252017
75Thermodynamics of hydrogen absorption (desorption) in unoxidized and internally oxidized Pd-Ti alloysT.B. Flanagan, D. Wang, S. LuoJ Alloys & Comp.70119812017
76Tunable Multiscale Nanoparticle Ordering by Polymer CrystallizationD. Zhao, V. Gimenez-Pinto, A.M. Jimenez, et. al.ACS Cent. Sci.377512017
77Understanding Interfacial Alignment in Solution Coated Conjugated Polymer Thin FilmsG. Qu, X. Zhao, G.M. Newbloom, et. al.ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces933278632017
78Unraveling the Single-Nanometer Thickness of Shells of Vesicle-Templated Polymer NanocapsulesA.G. Richter, S.A. Dergunov, M.D. Kim, et. al.J. Phys. Chem. Lett.81536302017
79Wormlike micelles versus water-soluble polymers as rheology-modifiers: similarities and differencesJ. Wang, Y. Feng, N.R. Agrawal, S.R. RaghavanPhys. Chem. Chem. Phys.1936244582017
80pH-Ionizable in Situ Gelling Poly(oligo ethylene glycol methacrylate)-Based Hydrogels: The Role of Internal Network Structures in Controlling Macroscopic PropertiesE. Bakaic, N.M.B. Smeets, O. Barrigar, et. al.Macromolecules501976872017

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