This workshop will explore the application of advanced X-ray techniques and beyond in the characterisation of the next generation of lithium and sodium-ion battery materials. There will be a plethora of talks from academic researchers working on energy storage materials directly, reinforced with three presentations from Malvern Panalytical application specialists on the latest characterisation techniques. Talks will cover a range of topics, including in-situ/operando methods, total scattering techniques and on both Li-ion and Na-ion cell technologies. 

This event is free to attend. Registration is required as places are limited.


June 06 2019 - June 06 2019
08:45 - 16:30
(GMT) Greenwich
United Kingdom
University of Sheffield, Pam Liversidge Building, Sheffield, Sheffield, SHF, United Kingdom, S10 2TN
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08:45  Registration and Coffee
09:15  Advances in characterisation of energy storage materials
            Nik Reeves-McLaren, University of Sheffield
09:35   In-Operando XRD analysis of Li-ion batteries
             Paul O’Meara, Malvern Panalytical
10:00   Title to be confirmed 
             Serena Corr, University Of Sheffield
10:30   Coffee and Networking
11:00   Anodes for sodium-ion batteries: insights from local structure characterisation
             Phoebe Allan, University of Birmingham
11:30   Clarity by Design: The Morphologi 4 and its Applications for Battery Materials and Introduction to Laser Diffraction:                          Applications forBattery MaterialsRobert Taylor, Malvern Panalytical
11:55   Title to be confirmed 
             Laurence Middlemiss, University of Sheffield
12:05   Visualising Lithiation Mechanisms in LiCoPO4
            Laura Wheatcroft, University of Sheffield
12:20   Flash Presentations 

12:45  Lunch and Posters

13:45  In-situ Total Scattering Studies of Battery Materials
            Maria Diaz-Lopez, ISIS-Diamond
14:15  Title to be confirmed 
            Eddie Cussen, University of Sheffield
14:45  Title to be confirmed 
            Nuria Tapia Ruiz , Lancaster University 

15:15  Coffee

15:45 Rheology of battery slurries: Using rheometry to optimise battery processing and stability
           Shona Marsh, Malvern Panalytical
16:10 Title to be confirmed
           Rebecca Boston, University of Sheffield
16:30 Closing remarks
           Nik Reeves-McLaren, University of Sheffield


Serena Corr, University Of Sheffield 

Nik Reeves-McLaren, University of Sheffield 
Paul O’Meara, Malvern Panalytical 
Phoebe Allan, University of Birmingham 
Robert Taylor, Malvern Panalytical 
Laurence Middlemiss, University of Sheffield 
Laura Wheatcroft, University of Sheffield 
Maria Diaz-Lopez, ISIS-Diamond 
Eddie Cussen, University of Sheffield 
Nuria Tapia Ruiz , Lancaster University 
Shona Marsh, Malvern Panalytical 
Rebecca Boston, University of Sheffield

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