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Reference Number EP/K002546/1
Title Neutron Compton Scattering For Functional Energy Materials
Status Completed
Energy Categories Other Power and Storage Technologies(Energy storage) 60%;
Hydrogen and Fuel Cells(Hydrogen, Hydrogen storage) 40%;
Research Types Basic and strategic applied research 100%
Science and Technology Fields PHYSICAL SCIENCES AND MATHEMATICS (Chemistry) 100%
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 100%
Principal Investigator Professor P Edwards
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Oxford Chemistry
University of Oxford
Award Type Standard
Funding Source EPSRC
Start Date 26 November 2012
End Date 25 November 2014
Duration 24 months
Total Grant Value £174,598
Industrial Sectors No relevance to Underpinning Sectors
Region South East
Programme Energy : Physical Sciences
Investigators Principal Investigator Professor P Edwards , Oxford Chemistry, University of Oxford (99.999%)
  Other Investigator Dr j Mayers , ISIS Pulsed Neutron & Muon Source, STFC (Science & Technology Facilities Council) (0.001%)
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Abstract The aim of this proposed research is to exploit new developments in neutron scattering at eV energies, to investigate the quantum behaviour of protons and other light atoms in a range of systems of fundamental scientific and technological interest. For example; the study of the lithium momentum distribution in materials used in battery technology, the momentum distribution of protons and lithium in lithium-ammonia solutions/metallic solid, measurements on ammonia related compounds which are potential hydrogen storage materials and the determination of the role of oxygen atoms in high Tc superconducting materials. Strong links have been forged with the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, the groups of Car and Parinello and with the groups of Andreani and Colognesi in Italy. Results from this research will be used to further develop and benchmark state of the art calculations, considering the complexity of both measuring and calculating quantum effects in momentum distribution. The project will also further develop an experimental technique in which the UK currently has a world lead. This will be to the benefit of a wide range of scientific disciplines
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