Regular Article - Flowing Matter
Multiscale micro-architecture of pore space in rocks: size, shape, deformation and accessibility determined by small-angle neutron scattering (SANS)
Faculty of Physics, University of Warsaw, Ludwika Pasteura 5, 02-093, Warsaw, Poland
2 Queensland Micro Nanotechnology Centre, Griffith University, Q4111, Nathan, Australia
Accepted: 22 August 2023
Published online: 8 September 2023
A brief summary of the evolving applications of small-angle neutron scattering (SANS) to the microstructural research on geological materials in the last few decades is provided, including new developments and possible future directions. This is an account of authors’ view of the interplay between the technical development of SANS instrumentation, methodology and sample environments and the progress of research on the evolution of organic matter, gas adsorption and desorption, fluid transport in the pore space and the microstructure of rocks, based mostly on their own research interests.
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