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Developing A Solvothermal Reaction Cell for in situ Neutron Scattering of Crystallisation

Project Description

The aim of this project is to develop neutron diffraction methods for understanding the crystallisation of functional inorganic solids, such as catalysts and materials with electronic properties. This will enable more efficient materials synthesis to be developed in the future. He project is a collaboration with ISIS, the UK’s neutron spallation source (, and will involve the design, construction and use of a new reaction cell for in situ studies. The materials produced will be analysed in Warwick’s Materials and Analytical Science Building using a variety of techniques, including diffraction, spectroscopy and electron microscopy. The project is part-funded by an ISIS facility development award and the student will be expected to up to one year in total working at the facility during data collection and data analysis.

This project is part of the Warwick Centre for Doctoral Training in Analytical Science. The start date is Monday 23rd September 2019

Funding Notes

The project is fully funded for 4 years with all fees paid and a yearly stipend of £14777 for 2019/20 .
The position is part of the new Warwick Analytical Science CDT and will also offer training in 60 CATS of MSc modules during the first year of the PhD (leading to a certificate).

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