Papers and Talks


Controlling Radiolysis Chemistry on the Nanoscale in Liquid Cell Scanning Transmission Electron Microscopy, Juhan Lee, Daniel Nicholls, Andrew Stevens, Nigel D. Browning, B. Layla Mehdi, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2021, Advance Article, DOI: 10.1039/d0cp06369j

Phase Behavior during Electrochemical Cycling of Ni‐Rich Cathode Materials for Li‐Ion Batteries, Chao Xu, Philip J. Reeves, Quentin Jacquet, and Clare P. Grey, Ad. Energy Mat. Feb 2021 DOI: 10.1002/aenm.202003404

The Effects of Ambient Storage Conditions on the Structural and Electrochemical Properties of NMC-811 Cathodes for Li-ion batteries, Chiara Busa, Meltiani Belekoukia and Mel Loveridge, Electrachimica Acta Jan 2021 137358 DOI: 10.1016/j.electacta.2020.137358

Sample Dependence of Magnetism in the Next-Generation Cathode Material LiNi0.8Mn0.1Co0.1O2, Paromita Mukherjee, Joseph A. M. Paddison, Chao Xu, Zachary Ruff, Andrew R. Wildes, David A. Keen, Ronald I. Smith, Clare P. Grey, and Siân E. Dutton Inorg. Chem. 2021, 60, 1, 263–271 DOI: 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.0c02899

Effect of Anode Slippage on Cathode Cutoff Potential and Degradation Mechanisms in Ni-rich Li-ion Batteries, Wesley M. Dose, Chao Xu, Clare P. Grey, Michael F. L. De Volder, Cell Reports Physical Science, Volume 1, Issue 11, 2020, DOI: 10.1016/j.xcrp.2020.100253

Prospects for lithium-ion batteries and beyond—a 2030 vision, Clare P Grey and David S Hall, Nature Communications, volume 11, 6279 (2020), DOI: 10.1038/s41467-020-19991-4

Identifying the Origins of Microstructural Defects Such as Cracking within Ni‐Rich NMC811 Cathode Particles for Lithium‐Ion Batteries, T. Heenan, A. Wade, C. Tan, J. Parker, D. Matras, A. Leach, J. Robinson, A. Llewellyn, A. Dimitrijevic, R. Jervis, P. Quinn, D. Brett, P. Shearing, Ad. Energy Mat. Nov 2020 DOI: 10.1002/aenm.202002655

An Advanced Datasheet on NMC811 vs Gr-Si 18650 Li-ion Batteries, T. M. M. Heenan, A. Jnawali, M. D.R. Kok, T. G. Tranter, C. Tan, A. Dimitrijevic, R. Jervis, D. J. L. Brett, P. R. Shearing

Synthesis of layered silicon-graphene hetero-structures by wet jet milling for high capacity anodes in Li-ion batteries, Romeo Malik, Qianye Huang, Laura Silvestri, Danqing Liu, Vittorio Pellegrini, Luigi Marasco, Eleonora Venezia, Sara Abouali, Francesco Bonaccorso, Michael J. Lain, David Greenwood, Geoff West, Paul Shearing and Melanie Jayne Loveridge, 2D Mater. 8 015012 DOI: 10.1088/2053-1583/aba5ca

Minimising Damage in High Resolution Scanning Transmission Electron Microscope Images of Nanoscale Structures and Processes, Daniel Nicholls, Juhan Lee, Houari Amari, Andrew J. Stevens, B. Layla Mehdi, Nigel D. Browning, Nanoscale, 2020, 12, 21248-21254 DOI: 10.1039/D0NR04589F

Selective NMR observation of the SEI–metal interface by dynamic nuclear polarisation from lithium metal, Michael A. Hope, Bernardine L. D. Rinkel, Anna B. Gunnarsdóttir, Katharina Märker, Svetlana Menkin, Subhradip Paul, Ivan V. Sergeyev & Clare P. Grey, Nat. Comms 2020 11, 2224 DOI: 10.1038/s41467-020-16114-x

Operando NMR of NMC811/graphite lithium-ion batteries: Structure, dynamics, and lithium metal deposition, Katharina Märker, Chao Xu, and Clare P. Grey, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2020, 142, 41, 17447–17456 DOI: 10.1021/jacs.0c06727

Bulk fatigue induced by surface reconstruction in layered Ni-rich cathodes for Li-ion batteries, Chao Xu, Katharina Märker, Juhan Lee, Amoghavarsha Mahadevegowda, Philip J. Reeves, Sarah J. Day, Matthias F. Groh, Steffen P. Emge, Caterina Ducati, B. Layla Mehdi, Chiu C. Tang, Clare P. Grey, Nat. Mater. (2020). DOI: 10.1038/s41563-020-0767-8

Ageing analysis and asymmetric stress considerations for small format cylindrical cells for wearable electronic devices, C.C. Tan, M. Walker, G. Remy, N. Kourra, F. Maddar, S. Dixon, M. Williams, M.J. Loveridge, J. Power Sources, Oct 2020, DOI: 10.1016/j.jpowsour.2020.228626

Electrolyte Oxidation Pathways in Lithium-Ion Batteries, Bernardine L. D. Rinkel, David Hall, Israel Temprano, Clare P. Grey, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2020, 142, 35, 15058–15074 DOI: 10.1021/jacs.0c06363

Operando electrochemical AFM: morphological & mechanical investigation of SEI layer on graphite anode, Z. Zhang, K. Smith, R. Jervis, P.R. Shearing, T.S. Miller, D.J.L. Brett, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2020, 12, 31, 35132–35141, July 2020 DOI: 10.1021/acsami.0c11190

Exploring cycling induced crystallographic change in NMC with X-ray diffraction computed tomography, Sohrab R. Daemi, Chun Tan, Antonis Vamvakeros, Thomas M. M. Heenan, Donal P. Finegan, Marco Di Michiel, Andrew M. Beale, James Cookson, Enrico Petrucco, Julia S. Weaving, Simon Jacques, Rhodri Jervis, Dan J. L. Brett and Paul R. Shearing, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, Jun 2020, DOI:10.1039/D0CP01851A

Highly sensitive operando pressure measurements of Li-ion battery materials with a simply modified Swagelok cell, Niamh Ryall and Nuria Garcia-Araez, Journal of The Electrochemical Society, Jun 2020, DOI:10.1149/1945-7111/ab9e81

Correlative acoustic time-of-flight spectroscopy and X-ray imaging to investigate gas-induced delamination in lithium-ion pouch cells during thermal runaway, Martin T.M. Pham, John J. Darst, Donal P. Finegan, James B. Robinson, Thomas M.M. Heenan, Matt D.R. Kok, Francesco Iacoviello, Rhodri Owen, William Q. Walker, Oxana V. Magdysyuk, Thomas Connolley, Eric Darcy, Gareth Hinds, Dan J.L. Brett, Paul R. Shearing, Journal of Power Sources, Jun 2020, DOI:10.1016/j.jpowsour.2020.228039

4D imaging of lithium-batteries using correlative neutron and X-ray tomography with a virtual unrolling technique, Ziesche RF, Arlt T, Finegan DP, Heenan TMM, Tengattini A, Baum D, Kardjilov N, Markötter H, Manke I, Kockelmann W, Brett DJL, Shearing PR, Nat Commun 11, 777 (2020), DOI: 10.1038/s41467-019-13943-3. The paper was featured in a list of Editor’s Highlights of recent research into energy materials.

Quantitative relationships between pore tortuosity, pore topology, and solid particle morphology using a novel discrete particle size algorithm, Francois L. E. Usseglio-Viretta, Donal P. Finegan, Andrew Colclasure, Thomas M. M. Heenan, Daniel Abraham, Paul Shearing and Kandler Smith, Journal of The Electrochemical Society, Jun 2020, DOI:10.1149/1945-7111/ab913b

Spatial Quantification of Dynamic Inter and Intra Particle Crystallographic Heterogeneities Within Lithium Ion Electrodes. Finegan, D.P., Vamvakeros, A., Tan, C. et al.Nat Commun 11, 631 (2020), DOI: 10.1038/s41467-020-14467-x. The paper was featured in a list of Editor’s Highlights of recent research into energy materials.

Thermal runaway of a Li-ion battery studied by combined ARC and multi-length scale X-ray CT, Drasti Patel, James B. Robinson, Sarah Ball, Daniel J. L. Brett and Paul R. Shearing, J. Electrochem. Soc, Apr 2020, DOI:10.1149/1945-7111/ab7fb6

Identifying degradation patterns of lithium ion batteries from impedance spectroscopy using machine learning, Y. Zhang , Q. Tang, Y. Zhang, J. Wang, U. Stimming, A. A. Lee, Nature Comms, Apr 2020, DOI:10.1038/s41467-020-15235-7

Rapid preparation of geometrically optimal battery electrode samples for nano scale X-ray characterisation, C. Tan, S. Daemi, T. Heenan, F. Iacoviello, A. S. Leach, L. Rasha, R. Jervis, D. J. L. Brett and P. R. Shearing, Journal of The Electrochemical Society, Apr 2020, DOI:10.1149/1945-7111/ab80cd

Resolving Li‐Ion battery electrode particles using rapid lab‐based X‐ray nano‐computed tomography for high‐throughput quantification, T. M. M. Heenan, A. V. Llewellyn, A. S. Leach, M. D. R. Kok, C. Tan, R. Jervis, D. J. L. Brett, P. R. Shearing, Advanced Science, Apr 2020, DOI:10.1002/advs.202000362

Theoretical Transmissions for X-ray Computed Tomography Studies of Lithium-Ion Battery Cathodes, Thomas Heenan, Chun Tan, Aaron Wade, Rhodri Jervis, Dan Brett and Paul Shearing, Materials & Design, Feb 2020, DOI:10.1016/j.matdes.2020.108585  

In situ Electron Paramagnetic Resonance Spectroelectrochemical Study of Graphene-Based Supercapacitors: Comparison Between Chemically Reduced Graphene Oxide and Nitrogen-Doped Reduced Graphene Oxide, Wang, B., Likodimos V, Fielding A, Dryfe R., Carbon, Dec 2019, DOI:10.1016/j.carbon.2019.12.045    

Intercalation Behaviour of Li and Na into 3-layer and Multilayer MoS2 Flakes, Zou, J., Li F, Bissett M, Kim F, Hardwick LJ., Electrochimica Acta, Nov 2019, DOI:10.1016/j.electacta.2019.135284    

Representative Resolution Analysis for X-ray CT: A Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Case Study, Heenan, T. M. M., Tan C, Jervis R, Lu X, Brett D, Shearing P, Chemical Engineering Science: Oct 2019, DOI:10.1016/j.cesx.2019.100043    

Kerr Gated Raman Spectroscopy of LiPF6 Salt and LiPF6-based Organic Carbonate Electrolyte for Li-ion Batteries, L. Cabo-Fernandez, A. R. Neale, F. Braga, I. V. Sazanovich, R. Kostecki, L. J. Hardwick, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, Sep 2019, DOI:10.1039/C9CP02430A

Virtual Unrolling of Spirally-Wound Lithium-Ion Cells for Correlative Degradation Studies and Predictive Fault Detection, Kok, M. D. R., Robinson J, Weaving J, Jnawali A, Pham M, Iacoviello F, Brett D, Shearing P, Sustainable Energy and Fuels, Aug 2019, DOI:10.1039/C9SE00500E    

Electron Paramagnetic Resonance as a Structural Tool to Study Graphene Oxide: Potential Dependence of the EPR Response, Wang, B., Fielding A, Dryfe R. J. of Physical Chemistry C, Aug 2019, DOI:10.1021/acs.jpcc.9b04292

Porous Metal–Organic Frameworks for Enhanced Performance Silicon Anodes in Lithium-Ion Batteries, Romeo Malik, Melanie. J. Loveridge, Luke J. Williams, Qianye Huang, Geoff West, Paul R. Shearing, Rohit Bhagat, Richard I. Walton. Chem. Mater 2019, 31, 11, 4156-4165; May 15, 2019.

Spatially Resolving Lithiation in Silicon–Graphite Composite Electrodes via in Situ High-Energy X-ray Diffraction Computed Tomography, Donal P. Finegan, Antonis Vamvakeros, Lei Cao, Chun Tan, Thomas M. M. Heenan, Sohrab R. Daemi, Simon D. M. Jacques, Andrew M. Beale, Marco Di Michiel, Kandler Smith, Dan J. L. Brett Paul R. Shearing, and Chunmei Ban, Nano Letters 2019 19 (6), 3811-3820. DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.

Temperature Considerations for Charging Li-Ion Batteries: Inductive versus Mains Charging Modes for Portable Electronic Devices, Loveridge, Melanie & Tan, Chaou & M. Maddar, Faduma & Remy, Guillaume & Abbott, Mike & Dixon, Shaun & McMahon, Richard & Curnick, Ollie & Ellis, Mark & Lain, Mike & Barai, Anup & Amor-Segan, Mark & Bhagat, Rohit & Greenwood, Dave, ACS Energy Letters, 2019, 4. 1086-1091. 10.1021/acsenergylett.9b00663    

4D Visualisation of in situ nano-compression of Li-ion cathode materials to mimic early stage calendaring, S.R. Daemi, X. Lu, D. Sykes, J. Behnsen, C. Tan, A Palacios-Padros, J. Cookson, E. Petrucco, P.J. Withers, D. J. L. Brett, and Paul Shearing, Mater. Horiz, 2019 Advance Article

Concentrated Electrolytes for Enhanced Stability of Al-Alloy Negative Electrodes in Li-Ion Batteries, Averey K. Chan, Ryoichi Tatara, Shuting Feng, Pinar Karayaylali, Jeffrey Lopez, Ifan E. L. Stephens, Yang Shao-Horn, J. Electrochem. Soc., Jun 2019, DOI:10.1149/2.0581910jes

Modelling and experiments to identify high-risk failure scenarios for testing the safety of lithium-ion cells, Donal P. Finegan, John Darst, William Walker, Qibo Li, Chuanbo Yang, Rhodri Jervis, Thomas M.M.Heenan Jennifer Hack, James C.Thomas, Alexander Rack, Dan J.L. Brett, Paul R. Shearing, Matt Keyser, Eric Darcy, Journal of Power Sources, Volume 417, 31 March 2019, Pages 29-41

Evolution of Structure and Lithium Dynamics in LiNi0.8Mn0.1Co0.1O2(NMC811) Cathodes during Electrochemical Cycling, K. Märker, P. Reeves, C. Xu, K. Griffith and C. Grey, Chemistry of Materials, 11 March 2019. DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemmater.9b00140

Advanced Spectroelectrochemical Techniques to Study Electrode Interfaces Within Lithium-Ion and Lithium-Oxygen Batteries, Cowan, A.J., Hardwick, L.J., Annual Review of Analytical Chemistry, 2019, 10.1146/annurev-anchem-061318-115303

In‐Situ Electrochemical SHINERS Investigation of SEI Composition on Carbon‐Coated Zn0.9Fe0.1O Anode for Lithium‐Ion Batteries, Laura Cabo‐Fernandez, Dominic Bresser, Filipe Braga, Stefano Passerini, Laurence J. Hardwick, Batteries & Supercaps, 2018,

Evolution of Electrochemical Cell Designs for In-Situ and Operando 3D Characterization, Tan C, Daemi SR, Taiwo, Heenan TMM, Brett DJL, Shearing PR., Materials (Basel), (2018) Nov 1;11(11). pii: E2157, DOI: 10.3390/ma11112157

Phase Behaviour during Electrochemical Cycling of Ni-Rich Cathode Materials for Li-ion Batteries, Chao Xu, Philip J. Reeves, Quentin Jacquet, Clare P. Grey, Advanced Energy Materials, 21 December 2020

Sample Dependence of Magnetism in the Next Generation Cathode Material LiNi0.8Mn0.1Co0.1O2, P Mukherjee, JAM Paddison, C Xu, Z Ruff, AR Wildes, DA Keen, RI Smith, CP Grey, S Dutton, Inorganic Chemistry (2020) 60, 263 (DOI: 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.0c02899)

Effect of Anode Slippage on Cathode Cut-off Potential and Degradation Mechanisms in Ni-rich Li-ion Batteries, WM Dose, C Xu, CP Grey, MFL De Volder – Cell Reports Physical Science (2020) 1, 100253 (DOI: 10.1016/j.xcrp.2020.100253)


(Invited) Laurence Hardwick, Operando Kerr Gated Raman Spectroscopy to Investigate Ageing Processes on Lithium-Ion Electrode Interfaces, MRS Fall Meeting and Exhibit 2021, 7 December 2021. (Online.)

Hrishit Banerjee, External stimuli driven spin transitions and piezochromism in metal organic complexes, MMM Hub++ Annual Conference, 14 September 2021. (Online.)

Alex Neale, Operando Kerr Gated Raman spectroscopic investigations of Lithium-ion intercalation processes, 72nd Annual Meeting of the International Society of Electrochemistry, September 2021. (Online.)

Laurence Hardwick, Heparan sulfate Raman spectroscopy to investigate processes at lithium-ion electrode interfaces, ACS Fall 2021, 25 August 2021. (Online.)

(Invited) Clare Grey, In situ and ex situ studies of battery materials with magnetic resonance and diffraction methods, XXV General Assembly and Congress of the International Union of Crystallography, 17 August 2021. (Online.)

(Invited) Ermanno Miele, Watching operating Li-ion batteries by Raman through hollow-core optical fibres, 23 July 2021. (Online.)

(Invited) Hrishit Banerjee, lecture on 2D magnetism at La Sapienza Università, Rome, Italy, 7 June 2021. (Online.)

Erik Björkland, Interfacial Degradation in NMC811-Graphite Batteries during Extended Cycling, 239th ECS meeting, June 2021. (Online.)

Wes Dose, Anodic Stability of Electrolyte Solvents and Additives at the Ni-Rich NMC Cathode-Electrolyte Interface in Li-Ion Batteries, 239th ECS meeting, June 2021. (Online.)

(Invited) B. Layla Mehdi,  Keynote Speaker Presentation at the Conference 2021 – EPSRC CDT in Energy Storage and its Applications. 13th January 2021. (Online.)

(Invited) Mel Loveridge, Battery Characterisation & Forensics, WMG Battery School for Industry. Sept and Dec 2020. (Online.)

(Invited) David Hall, Challenges and Opportunities in Lithium-ion Battery Research. BP Institute Masterclass in Energy Supply and Demand, Cambridge, United Kingdom. Dec 2020. (Online.)

(Invited) Clare Grey, Faraday Institution Annual Conference, United Kingdom. 25 Nov 2020. (Online.)

(Invited) Chao Xu, Diamond Light Source seminar Battery degradation mechanism revealed by long-duration synchrotron X-ray diffraction, United Kingdom. 19 Nov. (Online.)

(Invited) Clare Grey, International Workshop on Lithium, Industrials Minerals and Energy (IWLiME), Chile. Nov 2020. (Online.)

(Invited) David Hall, Rhod Jervis, Clare Grey, Extending Battery Life – Studies within the Faraday Institution on NMC811/Graphite Full Cells. PRiME 2020, 238th Meeting of the Electrochemical Society, Honolulu, USA. Oct 2020. (Online).

Katharina Märker, Chao Xu, Clare Grey, Operando NMR of NMC811/Graphite Lithium-Ion Batteries: Structure, Dynamics, and Lithium Metal Deposition. PRiME 2020, 238th Meeting of the Electrochemical Society, Honolulu, USA. Oct 2020. (Online.)

(Invited) Mel Loveridge, Why Li-ion Batteries Degrade & Lose Their Capacity – The Iliad & The Odyssey for Li ions, SCI talk. July 2020. (Online.)

Saisameera Mitta, In-Situ Scanning Probe Microscopy of Battery Materials at SNES Summer Symposium, United Kingdom. July 2020. (Online.)

Wesley Dose, Origins of Capacity Fade and Material Degradation in Ni-Rich NMC Li-Ion BatteriesW Dose, JK Morzy, A Mahadevegowda, C Ducati, CP Grey, MFL De Volder – ECS Meeting Abstracts (2020) MA2020-02, 3724 (DOI: 10.1149/ma2020-02453724mtgabs)

Wesley Dose, The Effect of Anode Slippage on Cathode Cutoff Potential and Degradation Mechanisms in Ni-Rich Li-Ion Batteries, W Dose, C Xu, CP Grey, MFL De Volder – ECS Meeting Abstracts (2020) MA2020-02, 3735 (DOI: 10.1149/ma2020-02453735mtgabs)

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