Quantitative Imaging of Electrochemical Interfaces Workshop

Sep 26. till Sep 26.

Quantitative Imaging of Electrochemical Interfaces Workshop

The Faraday Institution recently selected three UK-based consortia to develop battery-focused characterisation and analytical techniques to provide UK battery researchers with world-leading tools to accelerate the development of their understanding of battery materials, as well as enable scientific breakthroughs that will ultimately improve the performance of electric vehicles (EVs).

To kick-off, this workshop will be held at Diamond on the 26th September to outline the characterisation projects, the challenges and the methods that will be developed.

26/09/20192019-09-26 - 26/09/20192019-09-26
G53/54, Diamond Light Source

  It is free of charge to attend this event and places are provided on a first come, first served basis.

All participants are expected to cover cost of their accommodation & transport.


09:00-09:45 - Coffee, Diamond House Atrium

09:45-10:00 - Prof Nigel D. Browning, University of Liverpool: Introduction of the Characterisation Projects Aims and Goals

10:00-10:30 - Prof Patrick Unwin, University of Warwick: Correlative Electrochemical Multi-Microscopy: Building an Understanding of Electrochemical Interfaces from Local to Global

10:30-11:00 - Dr B. Layla Mehdi, University of LiverpoolFundamental Understanding of Application Operando Electron Microscopy in Batteries

11:00–11:30 - Coffee, Diamond House Atrium

11:30-12:00 - Prof Paul Shearing: Correlative Analysis of Electrode Microstructures Using X-ray Imaging Across Multiple Time and Length Scales

12:00-12:30 - Prof Nigel D Browning, University of LiverpoolCompressed Sensing methods for high resolution imaging of beam sensitive materials and processes

12:30-13:30 - Lunch, Diamond House Atrium

13:30-14:00 - Dr Alex Cowan, University of Liverpool: Advanced Vibrational Spectroelectrochemical Techniques to Study Electrode Interfaces within Lithium-Ion Batteries

14:00-14:30 - Dr Melanie Britton, University of Birmingham:Magnetic Resonance Imaging of Batteries: Chemical Visualisation and Experimental Methodology

14:30-15:00 - Dr Matthias Ehrhardt, University of Bath: 1 + 1 > 2? Getting More Out of Multi-Modality Imaging

15:00-15:30 - Coffee, Diamond House Atrium

15:30-16:00 - Prof Philip Withers, University of Manchester: Advanced Methods for Site Specific Correlative Microscopy

16:00-16:30 - Dr Alex Walton, University of Manchester: What Lies Beneath? Probing Buried Interfaces in Working Batteries

16:30-17:00 - Dr Sian E Dutton, University of Cambridge: The Development of High-Resolution Optical Microscopies to Evaluate Structural Transformations and Dynamics in Battery Electrodes

17:00 - Final Remarks from Dr Nigel D Browning, University of Liverpool




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Due to a large number of building works on site, parking on the Harwell Campus is extremely limited and visitors’ parking cannot be guaranteed. We strongly recommend travelling by public transport, where possible, if you are attending an event at Diamond. We apologise for any inconvenience caused. Find here more information on how to get to Diamond by public transport.


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