Dr Andrew Nelson
Current Research Activities
My main interests lie in the soft condensed matter area, specifically the interactions of polymers and surfactants with interfaces/colloidal systems. My PhD thesis was concerned with the adsorption of non-ionic polymers on clay colloids, characterising the adsorbed layers and their effect on dispersion stability using SANS and light scattering. At the moment I am responsible for running a neutron reflectometer that characterises interfacial structure at (buried) planar interfaces.
The ANSTO/AINSE relationship welcomes Australian researchers to come to ANSTO and perform measurements on the neutron beam instruments (small angle scattering, Reflectometry, diffraction, residual stress, single XTAL diffraction).