Bioprotectant glassforming solutions confined in porous silicon nanocapillaries

Rémi Busselez, Ronan Lefort, Qing Ji, Regis Guegan, 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
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Dec 1
Externally publishedYes
Event2008 MRS Fall Meeting - Boston, MA
Duration: 2008 Dec 12008 Dec 5


Other2008 MRS Fall Meeting
CityBoston, MA


ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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Busselez, R., Lefort, R., Ji, Q., Guegan, R., Chahine, G., Guendouz, M., Zanotti, J. M., Frick, B., & Morineau, D. (2008). Bioprotectant glassforming solutions confined in porous silicon nanocapillaries. In Local Structure and Dynamics in Amorphous Systems (Vol. 1152, pp. 85-90)