Marianne Liebi

Chalmers
Physics

Research area:

The focus 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.