My research focusses on the development and application of multimodal in-situ synchrotron based investigations for energy materials. I am combining X-ray absorption spectroscopy, X-ray diffraction and (X-ray) optical spectroscopy to access dynamic processes in-operando and in real-time, e.g. perovskite solar cell materials during synthesis, nano crystals during growth, catalysts in action or battery electrodes during rapid cycling.
• in-situ X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy
• in-situ Multimodal X-ray Analysis (XAS, XRD, XEOL)
• Energy Materials (Photovoltaics, Batteries, Catalysis)
We performed first in-situ coating experiments where we were able to follow the formation of metal-halide perovskites in-situ by means…Read more
In collaboration with the University of Limerick, Ireland and the Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin, Germany, we recently published a study in ACS…Read more
We were able to perform our first test coatings with our recently developed slot-die coationg system. The system is now…Read more
Dr. Justus Just
With in-FORM we develop a synchrotron based in-situ material research platform to gain insight into the formation of functional materials during deposition. This platform consists of a slot-die coating and annealing system with atmosphere control and a suitably small foot-print as well as flexibility for integration into the Balder beamline at MAX IV.
Source: Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research (SSF-Works)
Total budget: 7.7 MSEK
XRD@Balder: Synchronously combined in-situ X-ray diffraction and X-ray absorption spectroscopy for new catalytic materials
The collaborative project between Balder and Chalmers University, Göteborg, is aiming to develop and implement (in-situ) X-ray diffraction capabilities simultaneously with X-ray spectroscopy in one experimental setup with sub-second time resolution. This project is framed in the exploration of new catalytic materials, their molecular function and ways to use them for environmental protection and chemical production without putting planetary boundaries for sustainability at risk.
Source: Chalmers University
Total budget: 5.5 MSEK