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Title: Neutron and X-Ray Scattering Studies of New Green Cement, and Nanoconfined Water

Abstract

This is the Final report on DE-FG02-90ER45429 for the time period from September 1, 1990 to May 31, 2017. The Principal Investigator is Sow-Hsin Chen, Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA 02139 (email: sowhsin@mit.edu). The Administrative Point of Contact at MIT is Sarah Svenson, Senior Contract Administrator, Office of Sponsored Programs, Tel: 617-253-2495, ssvenson@mit.edu. The DOE Program is the Office of Basic Energy Sciences (BES); Program manager is Dr. P. Thiyagarajan, Neutron Scattering SC-22.2/, Germantown Bldg., Germantown, MD 20874 . During these 27 years, the scientific activities has had a number developing emphases, as reflected from the change of Project Title in 1990 as “Construction of a Small Angle Neutron Scattering Spectrometer for Investigation of Microemulsions and Micellar Solutions in Bulk, in Porous Materials...” to “Neutron and X-Ray Scattering Studies of New Green Cement, and Nanoconfined Water” in the last renewal period, 2015-2017, with many title changes in between. Progress Report for each sub-project period was reported to DOE with detailed activity and budgetary reports. It is fair to summary that the chief activity has been in the use neutron, x-ray and laser spectroscopy to investigate materials properties of complex fluids and softmore » condensed matter. It started with conducting neutron and X-ray scattering experiments to study the structure and dynamics of glass-forming liquids in general first, then more specifically in the case of supercooled water in confined geometry, and culminating in the final study of new green cement. Experiments were conducted at various DOE supported national neutron facilities including ORNL, ANL, BNL and Los Alamos, as well as at NIST/NCNR. Whenever possible, experiments were also performed at numerous world-class facilities, such as those at Saclay and the Institut Laue Langevin (ILL) in Grenoble, France, and at National Synchrotron Radiation Research Center (NSRRC) in recent years in Taiwan, etc. Leveraging on the large number of international collaborate activities, a substantial percentage of activities were supported with collaborators’ own funding sources. These have help to carry out DOE’s mission and produce impressive research products far beyond what was possible with only DOE funding supports. The chief product during this period, 1990-2017, includes (1) Three hundred and eight scientific articles published in peer-reviewed and high-impacted scientific journals during 1990-2017, and a dozen monographs including four books for scientists and graduate students, (2) Twenty-four scientific conferences organized and 209 papers presented at many national and international conferences, (3) educate and train 9 post-doctoral fellows and 28 students including 22 Ph.D. students, 3 M.S. students, and 3 in other categories by providing a research experience in neutron and X-Ray scattering techniques, most of them were supported wholly or in part in the scientific topic of this award during the funding period and (4) numerous high-visibility awards and honors. This final report summarizes and details these research activities and products. At the close of this funding period, the fund from DOE has been totally spent.« less

Authors:
ORCiD logo [1];  [2];  [3];  [3];  [4];  [5];  [6]
  1. Massachusetts Inst. of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA (United States). Dept. of Nuclear Science and Engineering
  2. Univ. of Messina (Italy)
  3. Univ. of Florence (Italy)
  4. National Taiwan Univ., Taipei (Taiwan)
  5. Univ. of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL (United States)
  6. Tsinghua Univ., Beijing (China)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Massachusetts Inst. of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22)
OSTI Identifier:
1406914
Report Number(s):
DOE-MIT-ER45429
DOE-MIT-ER45429
DOE Contract Number:  
FG02-90ER45429
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Related Information: There are 308 journal publications during this report period, many of which DOIs are provided.
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
07 ISOTOPE AND RADIATION SOURCES; 36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; 73 NUCLEAR PHYSICS AND RADIATION PHYSICS; 75 CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS, SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND SUPERFLUIDITY; 77 NANOSCIENCE AND NANOTECHNOLOGY; Neutron scattering; X-ray scattering; Quasielastic neutron scattering (QENS); Small Angle Neutron Scattering (SANS); Spectrometer; Green cement; Liquid-liquid phase transition in supercooled confined water; MCM-41; OMC; Colloidal systems; Microemulsions

Citation Formats

Chen, Sow-Hsin, Mallamace, Francesco, Baglioni, Piero, Fratini, Emiliano, Mou, C.Y., Zhang, Yang, and Wang, Zhe. Neutron and X-Ray Scattering Studies of New Green Cement, and Nanoconfined Water. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.2172/1406914.
Chen, Sow-Hsin, Mallamace, Francesco, Baglioni, Piero, Fratini, Emiliano, Mou, C.Y., Zhang, Yang, & Wang, Zhe. Neutron and X-Ray Scattering Studies of New Green Cement, and Nanoconfined Water. United States. doi:10.2172/1406914.
Chen, Sow-Hsin, Mallamace, Francesco, Baglioni, Piero, Fratini, Emiliano, Mou, C.Y., Zhang, Yang, and Wang, Zhe. Fri . "Neutron and X-Ray Scattering Studies of New Green Cement, and Nanoconfined Water". United States. doi:10.2172/1406914. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1406914.
@article{osti_1406914,
title = {Neutron and X-Ray Scattering Studies of New Green Cement, and Nanoconfined Water},
author = {Chen, Sow-Hsin and Mallamace, Francesco and Baglioni, Piero and Fratini, Emiliano and Mou, C.Y. and Zhang, Yang and Wang, Zhe},
abstractNote = {This is the Final report on DE-FG02-90ER45429 for the time period from September 1, 1990 to May 31, 2017. The Principal Investigator is Sow-Hsin Chen, Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA 02139 (email: sowhsin@mit.edu). The Administrative Point of Contact at MIT is Sarah Svenson, Senior Contract Administrator, Office of Sponsored Programs, Tel: 617-253-2495, ssvenson@mit.edu. The DOE Program is the Office of Basic Energy Sciences (BES); Program manager is Dr. P. Thiyagarajan, Neutron Scattering SC-22.2/, Germantown Bldg., Germantown, MD 20874 . During these 27 years, the scientific activities has had a number developing emphases, as reflected from the change of Project Title in 1990 as “Construction of a Small Angle Neutron Scattering Spectrometer for Investigation of Microemulsions and Micellar Solutions in Bulk, in Porous Materials...” to “Neutron and X-Ray Scattering Studies of New Green Cement, and Nanoconfined Water” in the last renewal period, 2015-2017, with many title changes in between. Progress Report for each sub-project period was reported to DOE with detailed activity and budgetary reports. It is fair to summary that the chief activity has been in the use neutron, x-ray and laser spectroscopy to investigate materials properties of complex fluids and soft condensed matter. It started with conducting neutron and X-ray scattering experiments to study the structure and dynamics of glass-forming liquids in general first, then more specifically in the case of supercooled water in confined geometry, and culminating in the final study of new green cement. Experiments were conducted at various DOE supported national neutron facilities including ORNL, ANL, BNL and Los Alamos, as well as at NIST/NCNR. Whenever possible, experiments were also performed at numerous world-class facilities, such as those at Saclay and the Institut Laue Langevin (ILL) in Grenoble, France, and at National Synchrotron Radiation Research Center (NSRRC) in recent years in Taiwan, etc. Leveraging on the large number of international collaborate activities, a substantial percentage of activities were supported with collaborators’ own funding sources. These have help to carry out DOE’s mission and produce impressive research products far beyond what was possible with only DOE funding supports. The chief product during this period, 1990-2017, includes (1) Three hundred and eight scientific articles published in peer-reviewed and high-impacted scientific journals during 1990-2017, and a dozen monographs including four books for scientists and graduate students, (2) Twenty-four scientific conferences organized and 209 papers presented at many national and international conferences, (3) educate and train 9 post-doctoral fellows and 28 students including 22 Ph.D. students, 3 M.S. students, and 3 in other categories by providing a research experience in neutron and X-Ray scattering techniques, most of them were supported wholly or in part in the scientific topic of this award during the funding period and (4) numerous high-visibility awards and honors. This final report summarizes and details these research activities and products. At the close of this funding period, the fund from DOE has been totally spent.},
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