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Advanced Characterisation of Energy Materials

Wednesday 21st April 2021

The Advanced Characterisation of Energy Materials is co-hosted by FutureCat and the Henry Royce Institute at the University of Sheffield and follows on from our successful events held in Sheffield over the past two years. 

 The event will showcase Advanced Characterisation facilities and expertise, and spark new collaborations as a result of the event.

Our programme of speakers include:

Professor Nigel Browning,  Director of the Albert Crewe Centre for Electron Microscopy at the University of Liverpool

Dr Siân Dutton, University of Cambridge, Reader in Physics and Solid State Chemistry at the Cavendish Laboratory, and a Research Theme leader on the FutureCat project.

Professor Beverley Inkson, Professor of Nanostructured Materials and Director of the Sheffield NanoLAB and a Research Theme Leader on the FutureCat project at the University of Sheffield

Professor Louis Piper, Professor of Electrochemical materials at University of Warwick

Dr Christine Bock, National Research Council, Canada 

Our special guests for a panel discussion in the afternoon include:

Professor Andy Beale, Chief Scientific Officer at Finden

Gareth Hinds, Fellow and Science Area Leader in Electrochemistry at NPL

Paolo Melgari, Principal Scientist, Centre for Process Innovation (CPI)

Professor Andrea Russell, Professor of Physical Electrochemistry,  University of Southampton

For further details about our panel members: https://futurecat.ac.uk/advcharpanel

Focus on Capabilities session (12.20 p.m. – 1.00 p.m.)

We are offering two parallel capability sessions from Bruker and Malvern Panalytical during our event. You can choose a session to attend via your Eventbrite registration.

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How AFMs are used for characterisation of next generation energy and storage materials.

The Bruker practical session will explore the application of atomic force microscopy based techniques in characterisation of next generation energy and storage materials. Bruker AFM application scientist will perform a live demonstration on the electrical conductivity of graphene based structures using the Dimension IconXR AFM, as well as cover a range of techniques used for electrical and electrochemical characterisation of energy and storage materials.

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Live demonstration of high-quality in operando X-ray diffraction analysis of pouch cell lithium-ion batteries

In this session Malvern Panalytical will give an introduction and live demonstration of in situ and in operando measurements with our Empyrean X-ray diffraction system. Pouch cell batteries can be used in combination with hard X-rays in transmission geometry to perform in situ and in operando studies during charge/discharge cycles and for aging studies. It is then possible to correlate variations in the crystallographic structure of the elements in the cell directly with the amount of Lithium incorporated in the electrodes. Moreover, the efficiency of the GaliPIX3D detector can considerably improve data quality and collection speed compared to traditional Si based detectors.

The Henry Royce Institute at the University of Sheffield

the Henry Royce Institute at the University of Sheffield

The University of Sheffield is a partner of the Henry Royce Institute for advanced materials, which has been established to develop and capitalise on the UK’s world-leading excellence in advanced materials research.

The Henry Royce Institute in Sheffield has developed capabilities to deliver a step-change in the discovery and making of new material systems, enabling concepts development from early, fundamental research right through to translation to industry and covering Technology Readiness Levels (TRL) one to six.

Our strengths include alloy development, powder processing, post production powder optimisation, additive manufactured part design and build, and materials characterisation and testing.

Registrations via Eventbrite are now CLOSED. If you would still like to attend please contact futurecat@sheffield.ac.uk.

The agenda and full programme are below:


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