Welcome to the X-Ray and Neutron Scattering Lab!

The lab is led by prof. Paul Miceli.

X-ray and neutron scattering have played a critical role in developing the present understanding of condensed matter physics by revealing the way that matter organizes itself both spatially and dynamically.  Countless contributions include understanding the behavior of crystals, alloys, glasses, fluids, phase transitions, magnetism, superconductivity, and ferroelectricity, to name just a few.  With the development of highly intense radiation sources, these probes are now able to investigate the surfaces and interfaces of condensed matter on the atomic scale.  Paul Miceli’s current research utilizes surface-sensitive scattering techniques to investigate the physics of epitaxial and supported nanostructured materials as well as two-dimensional materials.