Liebi Research Group, February 2019 (Picture taken by Mats Hulander).
of our research is in the development of X-ray scattering and imaging
techniques and their application towards materials with hierarchical structure.
The applications we are working on in different collaborations are spanning a
broad range from biomimetic hierarchical nanocomposites, materials based on
cellulose, industrial injection-molded plastics as well as the characterization
of bone and soft tissue. A common denominator of these diverse applications is
the arrangement of nanometer-sized building blocks within macroscopic samples,
in particular the alignment of anisotropic constituents. To that end, SAXS
tensor tomography, which allows to look at nanostructure alignment in 3D
macroscopic samples is a powerful tool.