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Julia Louise Payne

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Julia Louise Payne
Postal address:
School of Chemistry
Purdie Building
North Haugh
St Andrews
United Kingdom

Email: jlp8@st-andrews.ac.uk

Direct phone: +44 (0)1334 462147

Research overview

Reducing the world’s reliance on fossil fuels is one of the greatest challenges facing society today.  In order to meet future energy demands, new materials are required for energy storage and conversion.   Our research spans a wide range of energy materials and we are currently interested in the synthesis of new materials for batteries and photovoltaics.  Work in our group focuses on the synthesis, characterisation and properties of energy materials.  We are particularly interested in understanding how the structure of materials changes during device operation (e.g. charging/discharging a battery).   To do this, we regularly carry out experiments at the UK synchrotron (Diamond Light Source) or the UK neutron facility (ISIS Neutron and Muon Source) in Oxfordshire.   We use a variety of techniques to probe energy materials, including powder diffraction (X-ray and neutron), single crystal diffraction and X-ray Absorption spectroscopy.    

 

For more information see the JLP group website.

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