Associate Professor Gerald Schneider leads the Soft Matter and Neutron Scattering Group at the Louisiana State University. The group is located in the Chemistry and Materials Building.
We are using small-angle neutron scattering, neutron spin echo spectroscopy and quasielastic neutron scattering to unravel the fascinating morphology and dynamics of polymer melts, polymers in solution and in composites. Transmission electron microscopy and synchrotron small-angle X ray scattering provide complementary information. Our vision is to understand mechanical, dielectric properties and phase transitions obtained by rheology, dielectric spectroscopy and differential scanning calorimetry and link it to applications based on microscopic information from neutron scattering.