The project on "Neutron Scattering" is focusing on application of the small angle neutron scattering (SANS) for studying structure of natural polymers produced in the FNCA countries. In 2003 one scientist from Thailand and one from the Philippines have studied the structure of the modified natural rubber and carrageenan, respectively in Japan in collaboration with the University of Tokyo, Kyoto University and JAERI. Structure of industrial polymers was also studied.
Expert meeting on the project will be held in Indonesia in 2004 to discuss the specific applications of SANS which meet industrial research needs and common interests of FNCA countries.
The study on the structure of natural and industrial polymers will be continued in 2004.