Oxana Magdysyuk


Oxana V. Magdysyuk is a Beamline Scientist on I12. She joined Diamond in 2014 after working for Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems (Germany) and Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research (Germany) 

Email: oxana.magdysyuk@diamond.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0) 1235 778717

Key Research Interests

Latest Publications

Research Expertise


in situ investigation of structural phase transformations by powder diffraction.

– crystal structure determination from powder diffraction data.

– application of diffraction and imaging (X-ray tomography, neutron tomography, X-ray Compton imaging) for battery research.

in situ investigation of metals solidification by combined tomography and diffraction

– combination of X-ray tomography and neutron tomogrpahy

– development of fast diffraction data acquisition with Pilatus 2M CdTe detector and real-time diffraction data analysis techniques

– sample environment for in situ experiments: development, implementation on the beamline and maintenance (high-temperature NNUF furnace, high-temperature Linkam furnace, high-temperature ODISC furnace, LN2 cryostream, Large Electromagnet, in situ chemical synthesis experiments)

– scintillators and imaging optics improvements


Non-research interests: 

– operational and safety procedures for measuring radioactive samples on Beamline I12-JEEP

– creating and maintaining the website of Beamline I12-JEEP


Supervisor or co-supervisor:

– Carissa Ponan, PhD student, 2020 - 2023. Project: " In situ X-ray diffraction studies of pharmaceutical solids at variable temperatures and high pressures under mechanochemical conditions".

– Sara Morris, Year-in-Industry student, 2020 -2021. Project: " Crystal Structures and Phase Transformations in the MgSO4.nH2O and NiSO4.nH2O series". Sara is Young Crystallographer Group poster prize winner, BCA/BAGG Joint Spring Meeting, 29 March - 1 April, 2021.




University College London, UK

- Dr. Kreso Bucar, Prof. Gareth Williams, Prof. Christoph Salzmann,

Projects: Mechanochemical synthesis of pharmaceutical co-crystals; Combined DSC and XRD measurments; Structure determination of pharmaceutical co-crystals from powder diffraction data.


University of Birmingham, UK

- Dr. Biao Cai

Project: In situ tomography and diffraction during alloys' transformation.


G.A. Krestov Institute of Solution Chemistry, RAS

- Dr. German L. Perlovich, Dr. Artem O. Surov

Project: Structure determination of pharmaceutical co-crystals from powder diffraction data.


Neutron and Muon Source, UK

- Dr. Dominic Fortes

Project: Crystallization kinetics of inorganic hydrates.

1) C. Huang; M.D. Wilson; K. Suzuki; E. Liotti; T. Connolley; O.V. Magdysyuk; S. Collins; F. Van Assche; M.N. Boone; M.C. Veale; A. Lui; L.R. Jowitt; R.-M. Wheater; C.L.A. Leung. Spatial quantification of lithium-ion diffusion and intercalation behaviour in a vertically oriented electrode microstructure with a porosity gradient. (submitted).  

2) A. Surov; V.A. Vasilev; M.V. Vener; O.D. Parashchuk; A.V. Churakov; O.V. Magdysyuk; G. Perlovich. Pharmaceutical salts of fenbendazole with organic counterions: structural analysis and solubility performance. Crystal Growth & Design. (2021). 21(8), 4516–4530. 

3) Z. Song; O.V. Magdysyuk; L. Tang; T. Sparks; B. Cai. Growth dynamics of faceted Al3Fe4 intermetallic revealed by high-speed synchrotron X-ray quantification. J. Alloys Compd. (2021) 862, 158604.

4) J. Koestel; J. Fukumasu; M. Larsbo; A.M. Herrmann; P. Ariyathilaka; O.V. Magdysyuk; G. Burca. Potential of combined neutron and X-ray imaging to quantify local carbon contents in soil. European Journal of Soil Science. (2021) Accepted.

5) T. Mawodza; M. Menon; H. Brooks; O.V. Magdysyuk; G. Burca; S. Casson, Preferention wheat (Triticum aestivum. L cv. Fielder) root growth in different sized aggregates. Soil and Tillage Research. (2021). 212, 105054.

6) A.D. Bonaccorso; D. Papargyriou; A.F. Cuesta; O.V. Magdysyuk; S. Michalik; T. Connolley; J.L. Payne; J. Irvine. Time-resolved in-situ X-ray diffraction study of CaO and CaO: Ca3Al2O6 composite catalysts for biodiesel production. J. Phys: Energy. (2021), 3, 034014.

7) Y. Chen; S. Clark; L. Sinclair; C.L.A. Leung; S. Marussi; T. Connolley; O.V. Magdysyuk; R. Atwood; G, Baxter; M. Jones; G. McCartney; I. Todd; P.D. Lee. In situ and operando X-ray Imaging of Directed Energy Deposition Additive Manufacturing. Nat. Commun. (submitted, arXiv preprint arXiv:2006.09087)

8) Z. Ning; D. Spencer Jolly; G.Li; R. De Meyere; S.D. Pu; Y. Chen; J. Kasemchainan; J. Ihli; C. Gong; B. Liu; D. Melvin; A. Bonnin; O. Magdysyuk; P. Adamson; G.O. Hartley; C.W. Monroe; T. Marrow; P.G. Bruce. Visualising plating-induced cracking in lithium anode solid electrolyte cells. Nat. Materials. (2021), 20, 1121–1129. 

9) Yim, C.M.; Panja, S.N.; Trainer, C.; Topping, C.; Heil, C.; Gibbs, A.S.; O.V. Magdysyuk; Tsurkan, V.. Loidl, A.; Rost, A.W.; Wahl, P. Strain-Stabilized (π, π) Order at the Surface of Fe1+xTe. Nano Letters. (2021). 21(7), 2786–2792.

10) Orr, K.W.P.; Collins, S.M.; Reynolds, E.M.; Nightingale, F.; Boström, H.L.B.; Cassidy, S.J.; Dawson, D.M.; Ashbrook, S.E.M.; O.V. Magdysyuk; Goodwin, A.L.; Yeung, H.H.-M.  Single-step synthesis and interface tuning of core–shell metal–organic framework nanoparticles. Chemical Science. (2021). 12, 4494–4502.

11) Chen, Y.; Clark, S.J.; Huang, Y.; Sinclair, L.; Leung, C.L.A.; Marussi, S.; Connolley, T.; Magdysyuk, O,V.; Atwood, R.C.; Baxter, G.J.; Jones, M.A.; Todd, I.; Lee, P.D. In situ X-ray quantification of melt pool behaviour during directed energy deposition additive manufacturing of stainless steel. Materials Letters, (2021). 286, 129205.

12) Chen, Y.; Clark, S.; Collins D.M.;, Marussi, S.; Hunt, S.A.; Fenech D.M.; Connolley, T.; Atwood, R.C.; Magdysyuk, O,V.; Baxter, G.J.; Jones, M.A.; Leung, C.L.A.; Lee, P.D. Correlative Synchrotron X-ray Imaging and Diffraction of Directed Energy Deposition Additive Manufacturing. Acta Materialia. (2021). 209. 116777.

13) Mirihanage, W.U.; Robson, J.D.; Mishra, S.; Hidalgo-Manrique, P.; Quinta da Fonseca, J.; Daniel, C.S; Prangnell, P. B.; Michalik, S.; O.V. Magdysyuk; Connolley, T.; Drakopoulos, M. Direct observation of the dynamic evolution of precipitates in aluminium alloy 7021 at high strain rates via high energy synchrotron X-rays. Acta Materialia. (2021). 116532.

14) Rowson, M.; Bennett, C.J.; Azeem, M.A.; Magdysyuk, O.V., Rouse, J.; Lye, R.; Davies, J.; Bray, S.; Lee, P.D. Observation of microstructure evolution during inertia friction welding using in-situ synchrotron X-ray diffraction. J. Synchrotron Rad. (2021). 28.

15) Nelson, T.; Cai, B.; Warnken, N.; Lee, P.D.; Boller, E.; Magdysyuk, O.V.; Green, N.R. Gravity effect on thermal-solutal convection during solidification revealed by four-dimensional synchrotron imaging with compositional mapping. Scr. Mater. (2020). 180, 29–33.

16) Cai, B.; Kao, A.; Boller, E.; Magdysyuk, O.V.; Atwood, R.C.; Vo, N.T; Pericleous, K.; Lee, P.D. Revealing magneto-hydrodynamics during solidification with four-dimensional imaging and coupled simulation. Acta Mater. (2020). 196, 200-209.

17) Pham, M.T.M.; Darst, J.J.; Finegan, D.P.; Robinson, J.B.; Heenan, T.M.M.; Kok, M.D.R.; Iacoviello, F.; Owen, R.; Walker, W.Q.; Magdysyuk, O.V.; Connolley, T.; Darcy, E.; Hinds, G.; Brett, D.J.L.; Shearing, P.R. Correlative acoustic time-of-flight spectroscopy and X-ray imaging to investigate gas-induced delamination in lithium-ion pouch cells during thermal runaway. Journal of Power Sources. (2020). 470, 228039.

18) Godfrey, H.G.W.; Briggs, L.; Han, X.; Trenholme, W.J.F.; Morris, C.G.; Savage, M.; Kimberley, L.; Magdysyuk, O.V.; Drakopoulos, M.; Murray, C.A.; Tang, C.C.; Frogley, M.D.; Cinque, G.; Yang, S.; Schröder, M. Analysis by synchrotron X-ray scattering of the kinetics of formation of an Fe-based metal-organic framework with high CO2 adsorption. APL Materials. (2020). 111104.

19) Xu, S.; Du, M.; Li, J.; Yan, K.; Cai, B.; He, Q.; Fang, Q.; Magdysyuk, O.V.; Liu, B.; Yang, Y.; Liu, Y. Bio-mimic Ti-Ta Composite with Hierarchical “Brick-and-Mortar” Microstructure. Materialia, (2019). 100462.

20) Pang, Y.; Buanz, A.; Telford, R.; Magdysyuk, O.V.; Gaisford, S.; Williams, G.R. A Simultaneous X-ray Diffraction-Differential Scanning Calorimetry Study into the Phase Transitions of Mefenamic Acid. J. Appl. Cryst. (2019). 52(6), 1267–1270.

21) Surov, A.; Manin, A.; Voronin, A.; Boycov, D. ; Magdysyuk, O.V.; Perlovich, G. New pharmaceutical cocrystal forms of flurbiprofen: structural, physicochemical and thermodynamic characterization. Crystal Growth & Design. (2019). 19(10), 5751–5761.

22) Kazin, P.E.; Zykin, M.A.; Magdysyuk, O.V.; Utochnikova, V.V.; Gorbachev, E.A.; Kremer, R. Schnelle, W.; Felser, C.; Jansen, M. TbO+ in the calcium apatite matrix featuring a triple trigger-type relaxation of magnetization. Dalton Trans. (2019). 48(16), 5299–5307.

23) Wang, X.; Cai, B.; Zhou, N.; Magdysyuk, O.V.; Gao, Y.; Srivatsa, S.; Tan, L.; Jiang, L. Formation Mechanism of Abnormally Large Grains in a Polycrystalline Nickel-based Superalloy during Heat Treatment Processing. Acta Materialia. (2019).168, 287–298.

24) Zykin, M.A.; Babeshkin, K.A.; Magdysyuk, O.V.; Anokhin E.O.; Schnelle, W.; Felser, C.; Jansen, M.; Kazin, P.E. Slow spin relaxation in Dioxocobaltate (II) anions embedded in the lattice of calcium hydroxyapatite. Inorg. Chem. (2017). 56(22), 14077–14083.

25) Yeung, H.H-M.; Sapnik, A.F.; Massingberd-Mundy, F.; Gaultois, M.W.; Wu, Y.; Fraser, D.A.X.; Henke, S.; Pallach, R.; Heidenreich, N.; Magdysyuk, O. V.; Vo, N.T.; Goodwin, A.L. Control of Metal–Organic Framework Crystallization by Metastable Intermediate Pre-equilibrium Species. Angew. Chem., Int. Ed., (2019). 58(2), 566-571.

26) Finegan, D.P.; Darcy, E.; Keyser, M.; Tjaden, B.; Heenan, Th.M.M.; Jervis, R.; Bailey, J.J.; Malik, R.; Vo, N.T.; Magdysyuk, O.V.; Atwood, R.; Drakopoulos, M.; DiMichiel, M.; Rack, A.; Hinds, G.; Brett, D.J.L.; Shearing, P.R. Identifying the Cause of Rupture of Li-ion Batteries during Thermal Runaway. Advanced Science, (2018). 5(1), 1700369.

27) Kazin, P.E.; Zykin, M.A.; Utochnikova, V.V.; Magdysyuk, O.V.; Zubavichus Y.V.; Schnelle, W.; Felser, C.; Jansen, M. "Isolated" DyO+ embedded om a ceramoc apatite matrix featuring single-molecule magnet behaviorwith a high energy barrier for magnetization relaxation. Angew. Chem., Int. Ed. 2017, 56, 13416–13420.

28) Kazin, P.E.; Zykin, M.A.; Trusov, L.A..; Eliseev, A.A.; Magdysyuk, O.V.; Dinnebier, R.E.; Kremer, R.K.;Felser, C.; Jansen, M. A Co-based single-molecular magnet confined in a barium phosphate apatite matrix with a high energy barrier for magnetization relazation. Chem. Commun. 2017, 53, 5416–5419.

29) Cook, D.S.; Wu, Y.; Lienau, K.; Moré, R.; Kashtiban, R.J.; Magdysyuk, O.V.; Patzke, G.R.; Walton, R.I. Time-resolved powder X-ray diffraction of the solvothermal crystallisation of cobalt gallate spinel photocatalyst reveals transient layered double hydroxides. Chem. Mater. 2017, 29, 5053–2057.

30) Cliffe, M.J.; Castillo-Martínez, E.; Wu, Y.; Lee, J.; Forse, A.C.; Firth, F.C.N.; Moghadam, P.Z.; Fairen-Jimenez, D.; Gaultois, M.W.; Hill, J. A.; Magdysyuk, O.V.; Slater, B.; Goodwin, A.L.; Grey, C.P. Metal-Organic Nanosheets Formed via Defect-Mediated Transformation of a Hafnium Metal-Organic Framework. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2017. 139(15), 5397–5404.

31) Finegan, D.P.; Darcy, E.; Keyser, M.; Tjaden, B.; Heenan, Th.M.M.; Jervis, R.; Bailey, J.J.; Malik, R.; Vo, N.T.; Magdysyuk, O.V.; Atwood, R.; Drakopoulos, M.; DiMichiel, M.; Rack, A.; Hinds, G.; Brett, D.J.L.; Shearing, P.R. Identifying the Cause of Rupture of Li-ion Batteries during Thermal Runaway. Advanced Science, 2017. (accepted).

32) Finegan, D.P.; Darcy, E.; Keyser, M.; Tjaden, B.; Heenan, Th.M.M.; Jervis, R.; Bailey, J.J.; Malik, R.; Vo, N.T.; Magdysyuk, O.V.; Atwood, R.; Drakopoulos, M.; DiMichiel, M.; Rack, A.; Hinds, G.; Brett, D.J.L.; Shearing, P.R. Characterising thermal runaway within lithium-ion cells by inducing and monitoring internal short circuits. Energy Environ. Sci., 2017. 10, 1377–1388.

33) Filik, J.; Ashton, A.W.; Chang, P.C.Y.; Chater, P.A.; Day, S.J.; Drakopoulos, M.; Gerring, M.; Hart, M.L.; Magdysyuk, O.V.; Michalik, S.; Smith, A.; Tang, C.C.; Terrill, N.J.; Wharmby M.T.; Wilhelm, H. Processing two-dimensional X-ray diffraction and small-angle scattering data in DAWN 2. J. Appl. Cryst. 2017. 50, 959–966.

34) Oh, H.; Maurer, S.; Balderas-Xicohtencatl, R.; Arnold, L.; Magdysyuk, O. V.; Schuetz, G.; Mueller, U.; Hirscher, M. Efficient synthesis for large-scale production and characterization for hydrogen storage of ligand exchanged MOF-74/174/184-M (M = Mg2+, Ni2+). International Journal of Hydrogen energy. 2017, 42(2), 1027–1035.

35) Dud, M.; Magdysyuk, O.V.; Margetic, D.; Strukil, V. Synthesis of monosubstituted thioureas by vapour digestion and mechanochemical amination of thiocarbamoyl benzotriazoles. Green Chem. 2016, 18, 2666–2674.

36) Schmieder, P.; Denysenko, D.; Grzywa, M.; Magdysyuk, O.V.; Volkmer, D. A structurally flexible triazolate-based metal–organic framework featuring coordinatively unsaturated copper(I) sites. Dalton Trans. 2016, 45, 13853–13862.

37) Pogosova, M.A.; Kalachev, I.L.; Eliseev, A.A.; Magdysyuk, O.V.; Dinnebier, R.E.; Jansen, M.; Kazin, P.E. Synthesis and characterization of the copper doped Ca-La apatites. Dyes and Pigments. 2016, 133, 109–113.

38) Kazin, P.E.; Pogosova, M.A.; Trusov, L.A.; Kolesnik, I.V.; Magdysyuk, O.V.; Dinnebier, R.E. Crystal structure details of La- and Bi-substituted hydroxyapatites: Evidence for LaO+ and BiO+ with a very short metal–oxygen bond. Journal of Solid State Chemistry. 2016, 237, 349–357.

39) Strukil, V.; Gracin, D.; Magdysyuk, O.V.; Dinnebier, R.E.; Friscic, T. Trapping Reactive Intermediates by Mechanochemistry: Elusive Aryl N‐Thiocarbamoylbenzotriazoles as Bench‐Stable Reagents. Angew.Chem., Int.Ed., 2015, 54, 8440–8443.

40) Drakopoulos, M.; Connolley, Th.; Reinhard, C.; Atwood, R.; Magdysyuk, O.; Vo, N.; Hart, M.; Connor, L.; Humphreys, B.; Howell, G.; Davies, S.; Hill, T.; Wilkin, G.; Pedersen, U.; Foster, A.; De Maio, N.; Basham, M.; Yuan, F.; Wanelik, K. I12: the Joint Engineering, Environment and Processing (JEEP) beamline at Diamond Light Source. J. Synchrotron Rad. 2015, 22(3), 828-838.

41) Denysenko, D.; Jelic, J.; Magdysyuk, O.V.; Reuter, K.; Volkmer, D. Elucidation Lewis acidity of metal sites in MFU-4l metal-organic framework: N2O and CO2 adsorption in MFU-4l, CuI-MFU-4l and Li-MFU-4l. Microporous and mesoporous materials. 2015, 216, 146–150.

42) Magdysyuk, O.V.; Denysenko, D.; Weinrauch, I.; Volkmer, D.; Hirscher, D.; Dinnebier, R.E. Formation of a quasi-solid structure by intercalated noble gas atoms in pores of CuI-MFU-4l metal-organic framework. Chem. Commun. 2014, 51, 714–717.

43) Magdysyuk, O.V.; Adams, F.; Liermann, H-P.; Spanopoulos, I.; Trikalitis, P.N.; Hirscher, D.; Morris, R.E.; Duncan, M.J.; McCormic, L.J.; Dinnebier, R.E. Understanding the adsorption mechanism of noble gases Kr and Xe in CPO-27-Ni, CPO-27-Mg, and ZIF-8. Phys.Chem.Chem.Phys. 2014, 16, 23908–23914.

44) Magdysyuk, O.V.; Mueller, M.; Dinnebier; R.E.; Lipp, C.; Schleid, Th. Parameterization of the coupling between strain and order parameter for LuF[SeO3]. J. Appl. Cryst. 2014, 47, 701–711.

45) Greiner, S.; Chou, S.; Magdysyuk, O.V.; Dinnebier, R.E.; Schleid, Th. Structural phase transitions in ScF[SeO3] and YF[SeO3]. Z. Anorg. Allgem. Chemie. 2014, 640, 3203–3211.

46) Kazin, P.E.; Zykin, M.A.; Zubavichus, Y.V.; Magdysyuk, O.V.; Dinnebier; R.E.; Jansen, M. Identification of the Chromophore in the Apatite Pigment [Sr10(PO4)6(CuxOH1-x-y)2]: Linear OCuO Featuring a Resonance Raman Effect, an Extreme Magnetic Anisotropy, and Slow Spin Relaxation. Chem. Eur. J. 2014, 20, 165–178.

47) Magdysyuk, O.V.; Nuss, J.; Jansen, M. Modulated crystal structure of Pr2SbO2. Acta Cryst. 2013, B69, 547–555.

48) Soleimani-Dorcheh, A.; Dinnebier, R.E.; Kuc, A.; Magdysyuk, O.V.; Adams, F.; Denysenko, D.; Heine, Th.; Volkmer, D.; Donner, W.; Hirscher, M. Novel characterization of the adsorption sites in large pore metal-organic frameworks: combination of X-ray powder diffraction and thermal desorption spectroscopy. Phys.Chem.Chem.Phys., 2012, 14(37), 12892–12897.

49) Magdysyuk, O.V.; Dinnebier; R.E.; van Smaalen, S.; Zykin, M.A.; Kazin, P.E.; Jansen, M. Reconstructions of electron density by the Maximum Entropy Method from X-ray powder diffraction data based on incomplete and complete crystal structure models: a case study of apatites with different intercalated metal atoms. Z. Kristallog. 2012, 227, 321–333.

50) Runcevski, T.; Dinnebier; R.E.; Magdysyuk, O.V.; Pollmann, H. Crystal structures of calcium hemicarboaluminate and carbonated calcium hemicarboaluminate from synchrotron powder diffraction data. Acta Cryst. 2012, B68, 493–500.

51) Kazin, P.E.; Zykin, M.A.; Dinnebier; R.E.; Magdysyuk, O.V.; Tretyakov Y.D.; Jansen, M. An Unprecedented Process of Peroxide Ion Formation and its Localization in the Crystal Structure of Strontium Peroxy-Hydroxyapatite Sr10(PO4)6(O2)x(OH)2-2x. Z. anorg. allgem. chemie. 2012, 638(6), 909–919.

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