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Kiss, B. et al. (2017). Nano-structured rhodium doped SrTiO3–Visible light activated photocatalyst for water decontamination. Applied Catalysis B: Environmental [Online] 206:547-555. Available at:
Düvel, A. et al. (2017). Is Geometric Frustration-Induced Disorder a Recipe for High Ionic Conductivity? Journal of the American Chemical Society [Online]. Available at:
Luo, K. et al. (2016). Charge-compensation in 3d-transition-metal-oxide intercalation cathodes through the generation of localized electron holes on oxygen. Nature Chemistry [Online]:684-691. Available at:
Chadwick, A. et al. (2016). The application of X-ray absorption spectroscopy in archaeological conservation: Example of an artefact from Henry VIII warship, the Mary Rose. Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids [Online] 451:49-55. Available at:
Poll, C. et al. (2016). Electrochemical recycling of lead from hybrid organic–inorganic perovskites using deep eutectic solvents. Green Chemistry [Online] 18:2946-2955. Available at:
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Research Interests

Defects and diffusion solids, including ionic, molecular and polymeric materials; Electrical transport in polar solids; Solid electrolytes, (superionic or fast-ion conductors); Nanocystalline materials; Structural methods, including X-ray absorption fine-structure (XAFS) spectroscopy and NMR; Computer modelling of solids; Chemical sensor development. Real solids contain defects at the atomic level, termed point defects, and it is these defects which allow atoms to diffuse. The research in my group is aimed at understanding the structure of point defects and the mechanisms of diffusion, information important to a wide range of technological processes, including corrosion, catalysis and many materials processing methods. The work of the group encompasses a broad spectrum of material types, from single crystal, inorganic solids to organic polymers, and employs a wide variety of techniques, including materials synthesis, electrical measurements, radiotracer methods, NMR, synchrotron radiation, neutron scattering and computer modelling. back to top


  • CH604 - Analytical Chemistry
  • PS701 - Topics in Functional Materials
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School of Physical Sciences, Ingram Building, University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NH

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Last Updated: 14/03/2017