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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 3 Master students, 22 PhD students (11 students being co-supervised) and 21 Post-Doctoral researchers all listed here. The group is very dynamic and also very international with almost 20 nationalities represented.

Recent News: 

Congratulations to Barbara Sumic, a summer intern in the group supported by the Royce Undergraduate Internship Scheme, for winning a poster prize on her work “Effect of electrode surface structure on structure of aqueous ZnSO4 electrolyte.”

Welcome to new postdocs Veronika Sedajova and Debashis Tripathy, who joined the group in April 2023.

Congratulations to James Ellison, who won the best abstract award at the 64th ENC (Experimental Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Conference) in Pacific Grove, California.

Related Publications 

Transition Metal Dissolution and Degradation in NMC811-Graphite Electrochemical Cells
Z Ruff, C Xu, CP Grey – Journal of the Electrochemical Society (2021) 168, 060518
Operando optical tracking of single-particle ion dynamics in batteries
AJ Merryweather, C Schnedermann, Q Jacquet, CP Grey, A Rao – Nature (2021) 594, 522
Structural Origins of Voltage Hysteresis in the Na-Ion Cathode P2–Na0.67[Mg0.28Mn0.72]O2: A Combined Spectroscopic and Density Functional Theory Study
EN Bassey, PJ Reeves, MA Jones, J Lee, ID Seymour, G Cibin, CP Grey – Chem Mater (2021) 33, 4890
Combined High-Resolution Solid-State 1H/13C NMR Spectroscopy and 1H NMR Relaxometry for the Characterization of Kerogen Thermal Maturation
F Panattoni, J Mitchell, EJ Fordham, R Kausik, CP Grey, PCMM Magusin – Energy and Fuels (2020) 35, 1070
A Magic Angle Spinning Activated 17O DNP Raser
MA Hope, S Björgvinsdóttir, CP Grey, L Emsley – J Phys Chem Lett (2020) 12, 345
Titanium Niobium Oxide: From Discovery to Application in Fast-Charging Lithium-Ion Batteries
KJ Griffith, Y Harada, S Egusa, RM Ribas, RS Monteiro, RB Von Dreele, AK Cheetham, RJ Cava, CP Grey, JB Goodenough – Chemistry of Materials (2020) 33, 4
Bulk and Surface Chemistry of the Niobium MAX and MXene Phases from Multinuclear Solid-State NMR Spectroscopy
KJ Griffith, MA Hope, PJ Reeves, M Anayee, Y Gogotsi, CP Grey – Journal of the American Chemical Society (2020) 142, 18924
Operando NMR of NMC811/Graphite Lithium-Ion Batteries: Structure, Dynamics, and Lithium Metal Deposition
K Märker, C Xu, CP Grey – ECS Meeting Abstracts (2020) MA2020-02, 3172
Revealing the Structure and Oxygen Transport at Interfaces in Complex Oxide Heterostructures via 17O NMR Spectroscopy
MA Hope, B Zhang, B Zhu, DM Halat, JL MacManus-Driscoll, CP Grey – Chem Mater (2020) 32, 7921
Bulk fatigue induced by surface reconstruction in layered Ni-rich cathodes for Li-ion batteries.
C Xu, K Märker, J Lee, A Mahadevegowda, PJ Reeves, SJ Day, MF Groh, SP Emge, C Ducati, B Layla Mehdi, CC Tang, CP Grey – Nat Mater (2020) 20, 84
Electrolyte Oxidation Pathways in Lithium-Ion Batteries.
BLD Rinkel, DS Hall, I Temprano, CP Grey – J Am Chem Soc (2020) 142, 15058
Local Structure and Dynamics in Methylammonium, Formamidinium, and Cesium Tin(II) Mixed-Halide Perovskites from 119Sn Solid-State NMR.
DJ Kubicki, D Prochowicz, E Salager, A Rakhmatullin, CP Grey, L Emsley, SD Stranks – Journal of the American Chemical Society (2020) 142, 7813
Intrinsic Kinetic Limitations in Substituted Lithium-Layered Transition-Metal Oxide Electrodes.
A Grenier, PJ Reeves, H Liu, ID Seymour, K Märker, KM Wiaderek, PJ Chupas, CP Grey, KW Chapman – Journal of the American Chemical Society (2020) 142, 7001
Effects of Atmospheric Gases on Li Metal Cyclability and Solid-Electrolyte Interphase Formation
E Wang, S Dey, T Liu, S Menkin, CP Grey – ACS energy letters (2020) 5, 1088