"Pulsed Neutrons for Materials Discovery"

Who: Felix Fernandez-Alonso

Place: CFM auditorium

Date: Monday, 12 November 2018, 12:00

This talk provides an overview of the merits & strengths of neutron-scattering techniques for materials discovery [1], as illustrated by the current research programme of the Molecular Spectroscopy Group at the ISIS Pulsed Neutron & Muon Source, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, United Kingdom [2,3]. With the novice in mind, I will explain & illustrate with recent examples the uniqueness of pulsed neutrons to explore a broad & growing range of structural & dynamical phenomena in novel functional materials, with an emphasis on energy applications & sustainability. I will also highlight existing & emerging synergies with computational materials modelling, as well as recent & ongoing developments for in-situ and operando neutron science under realistic conditions of industrial relevance.