SAXSess / Small Angle X-ray Scattering System for Materials Chemistry

Lead Research Organisation: University of Bath
Department Name: Chemistry

Abstract

Small angle X-ray scattering is a versatile technique for studying nanoscale structures in a wide range of materials, both ordered and non-ordered. We have an outstanding opportunity to obtain a state of the art small angle scattering instrument to enhance materials research at the University of Bath through an arrangement to buy an ex-demonstration instrument at a substantially reduced price. The university has also contributed part of the purchase price in order to support this bid.Research which will be enabled by this instrument includes:- studies of nanostructures in surfactant templated inorganic and polymeric materials - drug encapsulation and release from polymer-surfactant membranes- understanding lipid-DNA-histone self-organisation- characterisation of electrochemically deposited inorganic and polymer films- linking formation and size of metal nanoparticles with catalytic activity in solution- development of metal nanoparticle on titania nanotube catalysts- understanding drug release from porous PLGA nanoparticles- integrating Hg porosimetry, nitrogen adsorption and SAXS to accurately characterise porous materials- sonochemical nanoparticle growth in polymer matrices- structure of DNA-silicone hybrid polymers in solution

Publications

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Cummings C (2008) Underpotential surface reduction of mesoporous CeO2 nanoparticle films in Journal of Solid State Electrochemistry

 
Description This grant provided funding to supplement funding from the University of Bath, and in kind contributions from PANalytical to purchase a SAXSess small angle X-ray scattering system for materials research. The instrument continues to be used extensively for characterisation of systems ranging from micelle, vesicles and polymersomes to porous carbons, silicas and polymers, titania, gold and silica nanoparticles, proteins, nanostructured films, cellulose nanofibre gels, pickering emulsions and drug delivery systems.
Exploitation Route Many groups within and external to Bath have used this instrument to obtain small angle X-ray scattering data. Prof Edler assists with data analysis leading to research impacts in many areas.
Sectors Agriculture, Food and Drink,Chemicals,Energy,Environment,Healthcare,Manufacturing, including Industrial Biotechology,Pharmaceuticals and Medical Biotechnology

 
Description Extensive use of SAXSess instrument by a variety of collaborators including industrial collaborations. The instrument was used to generate data for a TSB funded collaboration with Unilever, Rockwood Additives, Croda Suncare, Liverpool Uni and the NNFCC. It also was been used to characterise nanoparticles for drug delivery leading to a patent application (2013) with medics from Bristol & Renishaw.
First Year Of Impact 2011
Sector Chemicals,Healthcare,Manufacturing, including Industrial Biotechology
Impact Types Economic

 
Description BBSRC Responsive Mode
Amount £524,518 (GBP)
Funding ID BB/J017310/1 
Organisation Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2013 
End 09/2016
 
Description British Council Global Innovation Initiative
Amount £387,707 (GBP)
Organisation British Council 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 07/2014 
End 06/2016
 
Description British Heart Foundation New Horizons Scheme
Amount £298,931 (GBP)
Funding ID NH/11/7/29032 
Organisation British Heart Foundation (BHF) 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2012 
End 01/2015
 
Description Diamond Light Source Ltd Studentship
Amount £43,283 (GBP)
Organisation Diamond Light Source 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2011 
End 09/2014
 
Description EPSRC Directed Assembly Pump-priming Award
Amount £14,498 (GBP)
Funding ID PP13 05 02 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 07/2013 
End 04/2014
 
Description ERDF - InterReg Materials for Energy Efficient Transport (MEET)
Amount £160,649 (GBP)
Funding ID ZR-W0290 
Organisation European Commission 
Department European Regional Development Fund (ERDF)
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 10/2012 
End 03/2015
 
Description ESS PhD studentship
Amount £67,000 (GBP)
Organisation European Spallation Source 
Sector Public
Country Sweden
Start 08/2014 
End 02/2018
 
Description ISIS (STFC)/CDT in Sustainable Chemical Technologies PhD Studentship
Amount £44,992 (GBP)
Organisation Rutherford Appleton Laboratory 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2014 
End 10/2018
 
Description ISIS/STFC BioMemNet Studentship
Amount £36,408 (GBP)
Funding ID Studentship Agreement #2990 
Organisation Rutherford Appleton Laboratory 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2013 
End 09/2016
 
Description MRC Developmental Pathway Funding Scheme
Amount £747,000 (GBP)
Funding ID MR/J005134/1 
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 05/2012 
End 10/2013
 
Description NSF/EPSRC Software Infrastructure for Sustained Innovation (SI2) - Grand Challenges in the Chemical Sciences
Amount £697,118 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/K039121/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 08/2013 
End 07/2017
 
Description Nanoscience for Carbon Capture
Amount £1,409,726 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/H046305/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 05/2010 
End 04/2013
 
Description STFC/ISIS BioMembrane Network Studentship
Amount £29,545 (GBP)
Funding ID Studentship Agreement #4168067 
Organisation Rutherford Appleton Laboratory 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 08/2010 
End 08/2013
 
Description Sustainable Materials and Products
Amount £837,414 (GBP)
Funding ID TS/H000240/1 
Organisation Innovate UK 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2009 
End 12/2011