Small-angle neutron scattering (SANS) and neutron reflection (NR) have become invaluable to many scientists in the soft matter community as methods of obtaining system information such as size, structure and particle interactions on the nanometer scale which cannot be achieved using other techniques. Neutron scattering is employed to study a wide range of soft matter science at ISIS, but this review will focus on three areas of interest: green solvents, polymer stability and drug delivery which have been chosen to illustrate how SANS and NR can be used to advance the understanding of the complex systems under investigation.

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DOI: 10.1016/S1369-7021(09)70235-4