Bioprotectant glassforming solutions confined in porous silicon nanocapillaries

Rémi Busselez*, Ronan Lefort, Qing Ji, Régis Guégan, Gilbert Chahine, Mohammed Guendouz, Jean Marc Zanotti, Bernhard Frick, D. Morineau

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Glycerol and trehalose-glycerol binary solutions are glass-forming liquids with remarkable bioprotectant properties. In this paper, we address the effects of confining of these solutions in straight channels of diameter D=8 nm formed by porous silicon. Neutron diffraction and incoherent quasielastic neutron scattering are used to reveal the different effects of nanoconfinement and addition of trehalose on the intermolecular structure and molecular dynamics of the liquid and glassy phases, on a nanosecond timescale.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLocal Structure and Dynamics in Amorphous Systems
PublisherMaterials Research Society
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781615677771
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes
Event2008 MRS Fall Meeting - Boston, MA, United States
Duration: 2008 Dec 12008 Dec 5

Publication series

NameMaterials Research Society Symposium Proceedings
ISSN (Print)0272-9172


Conference2008 MRS Fall Meeting
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityBoston, MA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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