Rex Hjelm, a New Mexico Consortium Biolab Researcher publishes his work on Flow-through compression cell for small-angle and ultra-small-angle neutron scattering measurements.
This research aims to understand measurements of geological materials taken in the field that are under compression with hydrostatic fluid pressure. Understanding the behavior of these materials provides critical information for application-driven research.
Understanding the role of nano- to micro-scale porosity in the subsurface liquid and gas flow is critical for a more efficient extraction of resources. This research shows that the neutron optics they are using are suitable for the experimental objectives and that the system is highly stable to the stress and pressure conditions of the measurements.
To read the entire publication:
Flow-through compression cell for small-angle and ultra-small-angle neutron scattering measurements. Rex P. Hjelm1, Mark A. Taylor, Luke P. Frash, Marilyn E. Hawley, Mei Ding, Hongwu Xu, John Barker, Daniel Olds, Jason Heath, and Thomas Dewers. Review of Scientific Instruments 89, 055115 (2018): https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5022678