Opendata, web and dolomites


Creating transformation-stable microstructures through shared crystallographic motifs

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Project "TRANSFORMERS" data sheet

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 Coordinator Country United Kingdom [UK]
 Project website
 Total cost 183˙454 €
 EC max contribution 183˙454 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.1.3.2. (Nurturing excellence by means of cross-border and cross-sector mobility)
 Code Call H2020-MSCA-IF-2014
 Funding Scheme MSCA-IF-EF-ST
 Starting year 2015
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2015-05-01   to  2017-04-30


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 Project objective

While we continue to develop alternative and renewable power sources, the capture and sequestration of CO2 from flue gas in fossil fuel power plants and other industrial processes is one viable solution to decrease our CO2 emissions. CO2 can be removed from flue gas by chemical looping, where a material chemically reacts with CO2 and is treated at a later stage to release pure CO2 and regenerate the starting material. Limestone, CaCO3, is the oldest material to be used for this purpose. However, although limestone is abundant and cheap, the CO2 absorption capacity rapidly decays with use because of undesirable changes to the microstructure. The proposed work will prepare and investigate novel ternary metal oxide ceramics designed to be mechanically stable after repeated thermal and CO2 cycling. In particular, the proposed work will determine whether similarities in the crystal structures of materials (the atomic scale) before and after a transition will lead to robust microstructures (the micro scale) that will retain functionality – in this case, high porosity and CO2 sorption capacity. The complex crystal structures, rich phase space, and strong bonding networks available in ternary phases to be studied will lead to materials that are less prone to degradation. This evolution will be studied at the atomic level using in situ spectroscopic techniques, and the microstructure evolution will be studied using novel in situ X-ray tomography methods, which allow the 3D visualization of the microstructure in real time as the chemical transformations take place. These new approaches to material design will be immediately relevant to many other scientific fields where chemical transformations and mechanical stability are important, such as battery electrodes, solid oxide fuel cells, solid ion conductors, and catalyst supports, all of which suffer from performance loss over time due to microstructure changes.


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2016 Anton O. Oliynyk, Erin Antono, Taylor D. Sparks, Leila Ghadbeigi, Michael W. Gaultois, Bryce Meredig, Arthur Mar
High-Throughput Machine-Learning-Driven Synthesis of Full-Heusler Compounds
published pages: 7324-7331, ISSN: 0897-4756, DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemmater.6b02724
Chemistry of Materials 28/20 2019-07-24
2016 Anton O. Oliynyk, Taylor D. Sparks, Michael W. Gaultois, Leila Ghadbeigi, Arthur Mar
Gd 12 Co 5.3 Bi and Gd 12 Co 5 Bi, Crystalline Doppelgänger with Low Thermal Conductivities
published pages: 6625-6633, ISSN: 0020-1669, DOI: 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.6b00826
Inorganic Chemistry 55/13 2019-07-24
2016 Matthew T. Dunstan, Serena A. Maugeri, Wen Liu, Matthew G. Tucker, Oluwadamilola O. Taiwo, Belen Gonzalez, Phoebe K. Allan, Michael W. Gaultois, Paul R. Shearing, David A. Keen, Anthony E. Phillips, Martin T. Dove, Stuart A. Scott, John S. Dennis, Clare P. Grey
In situ studies of materials for high temperature CO 2 capture and storage
published pages: 217-240, ISSN: 1359-6640, DOI: 10.1039/C6FD00047A
Faraday Discuss. 192 2019-07-24
2016 Michael W. Gaultois, Anton O. Oliynyk, Arthur Mar, Taylor D. Sparks, Gregory J. Mulholland, Bryce Meredig
Perspective: Web-based machine learning models for real-time screening of thermoelectric materials properties
published pages: 53213, ISSN: 2166-532X, DOI: 10.1063/1.4952607
APL Materials 4/5 2019-07-24
2017 Matthew J. Cliffe, Elizabeth Castillo-Martínez, Yue Wu, Jeongjae Lee, Alexander C. Forse, Francesca C. N. Firth, Peyman Z. Moghadam, David Fairen-Jimenez, Michael W. Gaultois, Joshua A. Hill, Oxana V. Magdysyuk, Ben Slater, Andrew L. Goodwin, Clare P. Grey
Metal–Organic Nanosheets Formed via Defect-Mediated Transformation of a Hafnium Metal–Organic Framework
published pages: 5397-5404, ISSN: 0002-7863, DOI: 10.1021/jacs.7b00106
Journal of the American Chemical Society 139/15 2019-07-24
2017 Wei Meng, Roberta Pigliapochi, Paul M. Bayley, Oliver Pecher, Michael W. Gaultois, Ieuan D. Seymour, Han-Pu Liang, Wenqian Xu, Kamila M. Wiaderek, Karena W. Chapman, Clare P. Grey
Unraveling the Complex Delithiation and Lithiation Mechanisms of the High Capacity Cathode Material V 6 O 13
published pages: 5513-5524, ISSN: 0897-4756, DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemmater.7b00428
Chemistry of Materials 29/13 2019-07-24

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