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The Grey group studies the nature of solid state materials by nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR), X-ray and Neutron scattering, electron microscopy and computational calculations. The materials we investigate have applications in supercapacitors, fuel cells, and batteries. 

Our current research projects are described here and a full list of publications is available here. We currently have 49 group members including 2 Master students, 2 Research scientists, 23 PhD students (9 students being co-supervised) and 22 Post-Doctoral researchers all listed here. The group is very dynamic and also very international with more than 10 nationalities represented.

Recent News:

Congratulations to Dr Nis-Julian Kneusels who successfully defended his PhD viva on the 11th of October 2019!

Congratulation to Anna Gunnarsdottir who won an oral presentation prize during the Physical RIG Showcase Symposium held on Monday 26th September 2019.

Congratulations to Dr Yanting Jin for winning one of the Departmental Highly Commended PhD Thesis Awards for 2019 - a recognition of the remarkable contribution of her PhD thesis in the field of material science! The awards were given to the recipients during the Materials RIG Showcase Symposium held on Thursday 29th September 2019.

Congratulations to Anna Gunnarsdottir and Rajesh Jethwa who won oral presentation prizes in the SE-lectrochem 2019 conference at Imperial College London.

Related Publications 

Characterizing the Structure and Phase Transition of Li 2 RuO 3 Using Variable-Temperature 17 O and 7 Li NMR Spectroscopy
PJ Reeves, ID Seymour, KJ Griffith, CP Grey – Chemistry of Materials (2019) 31, 2814
Evolution of Structure and Lithium Dynamics in LiNi0.8Mn0.1Co0.1O2 (NMC811) Cathodes during Electrochemical Cycling
K Märker, PJ Reeves, C Xu, KJ Griffith, CP Grey – Chemistry of Materials (2019) 31, 2545
Unraveling the Reaction Mechanisms of SiO Anodes for Li-Ion Batteries by Combining in Situ 7Li and ex Situ 7Li/29Si Solid-State NMR Spectroscopy
K Kitada, O Pecher, PCMM Magusin, MF Groh, RS Weatherup, CP Grey – J Am Chem Soc (2019) 141, 7014
Variable-Temperature Multinuclear Solid-State NMR Study of Oxide Ion Dynamics in Fluorite-Type Bismuth Vanadate and Phosphate Solid Electrolytes
MT Dunstan, DM Halat, ML Tate, IR Evans, CP Grey – Chemistry of Materials (2019) 31, 1704
Layered CeSO and LiCeSO Oxide Chalcogenides Obtained via Topotactic Oxidative and Reductive Transformations.
SJ Cassidy, MJ Pitcher, JJK Lim, J Hadermann, JP Allen, GW Watson, S Britto, EJ Chong, DG Free, CP Grey, SJ Clarke – Inorg Chem (2019) 58, 3838
Understanding LiOH Formation in a Li-O-2 Battery with LiI and H2O Additives
T Liu, G Kim, E Jónsson, E Castillo-Martinez, I Temprano, Y Shao, J Carretero-González, RN Kerber, CP Grey – ACS Catalysis (2018) 8, 66
Niobium Tungsten Oxides for High-rate Lithium-ion Charge Storage
KJ Griffith, KM Wiaderek, G Cibin, LE Marbella, CP Grey – Nature (2018) 559, 556
Sodiation and Desodiation via Helical Phosphorus Intermediates in High-Capacity Anodes for Sodium-Ion Batteries.
LE Marbella, ML Evans, MF Groh, J Nelson, KJ Griffith, AJ Morris, CP Grey – J Am Chem Soc (2018) 140, 7994