Working Group 1

Morphology and Nanocharacterization

Leader: Dezso Horvath (Hungary)

Co-Leader: Tito Trindade (Portugal)

WG1: Morphology and Nanocharacterization

Objectives:

Two main objectives can be defined in this WG:

a) to understand the relationship between the experimental conditions and morphology of these structures formed out of equilibrium; and

b) to combine different instrumental and analytical techniques to characterize these structures in terms of the chemical compositions and the gradient of chemical compositions and crystallinity.
Tasks:
1.1. Synthesis of precipitate structures and their precursors in 2-D
1.2. Growth of tubular structure driven by osmosis in 3-D flow conditions
1.3. Kinetic studies and dynamics of growth
1.4. Surface modification of nano structures
1.5. Characterization of precipitate structures at micro- and nanoscale level
Milestones:
1.5.1.-Identified conditions for 3-D X-ray tomography imaging.
1.5.2.-Optimized growth conditions in a gel.