Workshop on Advanced Characterisation of
Energy Storage Materials

Malvern Panalytical Live


Henry Royce Institute

Thursday 6 June 2019 | The University of Sheffield | Pam Liversidge Building

Malvern Panalytical LogoHenry Royce Institute

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.


08:45 Registration and coffee
09:15 Advances in characterisation of energy storage materials
Dr Nik Reeves-McLaren, University of Sheffield
09:35 In-Operando XRD analysis of Li-ion batteries
Dr Paul O’Meara, Malvern Panalytical
10:00 Local structure and dynamics in Li-ion battery cathodes
Prof. Serena Corr, University Of Sheffield
10:30 Coffee and networking
11:00 Anodes for sodium-ion batteries: insights from local structure characterisation
Dr Phoebe Allan, University of Birmingham
11:30 Clarity by Design: The Morphologi 4 and it’s Applications for Battery Materials & Introduction to Laser Diffraction: Applications for Battery Materials
Dr Robert Taylor, Malvern Panalytical
11:55 Using In-Operando Techniques to Identify the Performance Limitations of Layered Oxide Sodium-Ion Batteries
Laurence Middlemiss, University of Sheffield
12:05 Visualising Lithiation Mechanisms in LiCoPO4
Laura Wheatcroft, University of Sheffield

Next generation Li-ion batteries & overview of Royce@Oxford / Henry Royce Institute Energy Storage Theme - Paul Adamson, University of Oxford

12:45 Lunch & Posters
13:45 In-situ Total Scattering Studies of Battery Materials
Dr Maria Diaz-Lopez, ISIS-Diamond
14:15 Crystalline disorder in lithium electrolytes for solid state batteries
Dr Eddie Cussen, University of Sheffield
14:45 Advanced layered oxide cathode materials for the next generation of Na-ion batteries
Dr Nuria Tapia Ruiz , Lancaster University
15:15 Coffee
15:45 Rheology of battery slurries: Using rheometry to optimise battery processing and stability
Dr Shona Marsh, Malvern Panalytical
16:10 Syntheses for morphological control in energy materials
Dr Rebecca Boston, University of Sheffield
16:30 Closing remarks
Dr Nick Reeves-McLaren, University of Sheffield

Confirmed speakers:

  • Dr Nik Reeves-McLaren (University of Sheffield)
  • Dr Paul O’Meara (Malvern Panalytical)
  • Prof. Serena Corr (The University of Sheffield)
  • Dr Phoebe Allan (University of Birmingham)
  • Dr Robert Taylor (Malvern Panalytical)
  • Laura Wheatcroft (University of Sheffield)
  • Dr Maria Diaz-Lopez (ISIS-Diamond)
  • Dr Eddie Cussen (University of Sheffield)
  • Dr Nuria Tapia Ruiz (Lancaster University)
  • Dr Shona Marsh (Malvern Panalytical)
  • Dr Rebecca Boston (University of Sheffield)
  • Laurence Middlemiss (University of Sheffield)

Empyrean Test Equipment

Empyrean Test Equipment set up for battery analysis