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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 56 group members including 4 Master students, 26 PhD students (15 of whom are co-supervised by another PI) and 26 Post-Doctoral researchers all listed here. The group is very dynamic and also very international with over 20 nationalities represented.

Recent News: 

Congratulations to Clare, who has been elected as an international member of the US National Academy of Sciences! More information here.

Every year, the group hosts a cohort of undergraduate summer interns - particularly through the Faraday Institution's FUSE scheme. You can read about one of last year's interns here.

Related Publications 

Probing Jahn-Teller Distortions and Antisite Defects in LiNiO2 with 7Li NMR Spectroscopy and Density Functional Theory.
AR Genreith-Schriever, CS Coates, K Märker, ID Seymour, EN Bassey, CP Grey – Chem Mater (2024) 36, 4226
Structural disorder determines capacitance in nanoporous carbons.
X Liu, D Lyu, C Merlet, MJA Leesmith, X Hua, Z Xu, CP Grey, AC Forse – Science (New York, N.Y.) (2024) 384, 321
The interplay of solvation and polarization effects on ion pairing in nanoconfined electrolytes
KD Fong, B Sumić, N O'Neill, C Schran, CP Grey, A Michaelides – Nano Lett (2024) 24, 5024
Spiers Memorial Lecture: Lithium air batteries – tracking function and failure
JB Fritzke, JHJ Ellison, L Brazel, G Horwitz, S Menkin, CP Grey – Faraday Discussions (2024) 248, 9
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 – The journal of physical chemistry letters (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 – J Am Chem Soc (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 – J Am Chem Soc (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 – J Am Chem Soc (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 Lett (2020) 5, 1088