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Our latest work on the characterisation of NMC electodes used in Li-ion batteries at the PCCP published

Our latest work on the characterisation of NMC electodes used in Li-ion batteries at the PCCP has been published in a new paper, “Exploring cycling induced crystallographic change in NMC with X-ray diffraction computed tomography” in the journal Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics. The research was carried out in collaboration with the Electrochemical Innovation Lab (EIL) […]

Methane activation via integrated Membrane Reactors – project results

The results of our MEMERE project show novel membranes and catalysts reduce greenhouse gas emissions in chemical industry The production of ethylene (C2H4) is one of the largest carbon dioxide (CO2) emitting industries in Europe. We have worked with EU-funded researchers to develop a cost-efficient, environmentally friendly process that produces higher yields than current technologies […]

Dr. Antony Vamvakeros webinar on X-ray diffraction computed tomography July 21 – available to watch online

Synchrotron X-ray diffraction computed tomography (XRD-CT) is a marriage between powder diffraction and computed tomography using a “pencil” beam approach. The spatially-resolved signals obtained with XRD-CT can reveal information that would otherwise be lost in bulk measurements, which opens up new possibilities in functional material characterization. In this webinar, our research scientist Dr. Antony Vamvakeros […]

Interview with The Interreg Baltic Sea Region project CAROTS

We have been interviewed by the Interreg Baltic Sea Region project CAROTS as one of their intermediary service providers. CAROTS is all about establishing a new type of private or public-private company: Commercial Analytical Research Organisations (CAROs). CAROs act as intermediary service providers between scientists as well as research facilities and industry. They bridge the world […]

Our latest work on X-ray tomographic diffraction imaging of operating dense ceramic hollow-fibre catalytic membrane reactors (CMRs)

You can see our latest work on X-ray tomographic diffraction imaging of operating dense ceramic hollow-fibre catalytic membrane reactors (CMRs) – “Real-time tomographic diffraction imaging of catalytic membrane reactors for the oxidative coupling of methane” in Catalysis Today. The paper is a result of a collaboration between scientists at UCL Chemistry, Finden, ESRF,  VITO and ISIS Neutron […]

Our latest work using multi-length scale chemical tomography to study fixed bed reactors during the oxidative coupling of methane reaction

Our latest work using multi-length scale chemical tomography to study fixed bed reactors during the oxidative coupling of methane reaction has just been published at the Journal of Catalysis. “Real-time multi-length scale chemical tomography of fixed bed reactors during the oxidative coupling of methane reaction” is a result of a collaboration between scientists at UCL, […]

Our work on the evolving solid-state chemistry in secondary LiMn2O4 (LMO) particles during lithiation and its impact on the performance of the electrode has been published in a new paper in Nature Communications

Our scientists’ new work on the evolving solid-state chemistry in secondary LiMn2O4 (LMO) particles during lithiation and its impact on the performance of the electrode has been published in a new paper, “Spatial quantification of dynamic inter and intra particle crystallographic heterogeneities within lithium ion electrodes” in Nature Communications. The work was performed with Donal Finegan […]

New paper on the stability of Na-Mn-W/SiO2 catalyst for the OCM has now been accepted at the Faraday Discussions!

A new paper by our former PhD student Dorota Matras and partners from MEMERE project has been accepted in the Faraday Discussions. In this study, we investigate the effect of thermal treatment/calcination on the stability and activity of a Na-Mn-W/SiO2 catalyst for the oxidative coupling of methane reaction. The catalyst performance and characterisation measurements suggest […]

Our paper on the first region-of-interest high resolution X-ray diffraction computed tomography experiment of a Si-graphite electrode used for Li-ion battery applications has been published in Nano Letters

Our scientists’ new work on Si-graphite electrodes used for Li-ion battery applications with high resolution in situ X-ray chemical imaging has been published in a new paper, “Spatially Resolving Lithiation in Silicon–Graphite Composite Electrodes via in Situ High-Energy X-ray Diffraction Computed Tomography” in Nano Letters. The work was performed with Donal Finegan from the National […]