We are excited to share the abstract for our Key note on XRD by Professor Helmer Fjellvåg
The talk will provide examples on how powder diffraction methods are used for investigating various types of functional materials at process/operating/non-ambient conditions. These examples include electrodes for Li-ion batteries; bimetallic nanoparticles for catalysis; microporous materials for absorption and catalysis; metallic nets for catchment of volatile components; phase transformations and oxidation of reduced oxides, decomposition of clays, etc. – with basis in data collected in our home lab, RECX at UiO, and at the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility at ESRF. Some examples will show how X-ray absorption spectroscopy (XANES) and tomography data provides additional insight to electronic changes and amorphization/recrystallization of materials.