X-rays Show How Sustainable Energy Materials Function

David Wang Auditorium, 3rd floor Dalia Maydan Bldg
Prof. Michael Toney, Invited Speaker

Prof. Michael Toney, Invited Speaker

SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
2575 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park, Ca, USA

How materials function and operate in realistic environments depends strongly on their physical and chemical structure from atomistic to the meso- and macro-scale. To understand and improve this functionality requires in-situ and operando investigations of this structure. We have developed and used X-ray and neutron scattering, spectroscopies, and imaging to obtain this insight in a variety of materials for photovoltaics, energy storage, thermoelectrics, hydrogen storage and thermochemical water splitting. In this talk, I will briefly describe some the X-ray and neutron methodologies we have developed for in-situ and operando investigations and give examples in metal halide perovskite solar absorbers, energy storage and materials design.

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