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The Power of Interfaces: Fundamentals for Solid State Devices

The joint SOIFIT-Harverstore meeting was held at the historic Royal Society in London on10-11th March 2020. 

The research interests of Skinner research group centre on the properties and structures of ion-conducting oxides, with emphasis on the identification and characterisation of new materials using in- situ high-temperature techniques such as x-ray and neutron powder diffraction techniques, secondary ion mass spectrometry and low energy ion scattering. This work has potential applications in the development of solid oxide fuel cell, electrolysis and permeation membranes and more have been identified as having application in the field of novel solid-state gas sensors.

Our Latest Publications

Here, we investigated the high temperature structural properties of the LaNb1–xWxO4+d (x = 0.04–0.16) family, which is a structural analogue of hyper-stoichiometric CeNbO4+d.

Surface Restructuring of Thin-Film Electrodes Based on Thermal History and Its Significance for the Catalytic Activity and Stability at the Gas/Solid and Solid/Solid Interfaces

We studied La0.6Sr0.4CoO3 thin films with different processing and thermal histories. We show that the chemical activity and stability of the films are significantly affected by the thermally induced chemical restructuring at the air/electrode and electrode/electrolyte interfaces.

Pink to Orange Gradient

Here, we investigated the high temperature structural properties of the LaNb1–xWxO4+d (x = 0.04–0.16) family, which is a structural analogue of hyper-stoichiometric CeNbO4+d.

Synergistic effects of temperature and polarisation on Cr poisoning of La0.6Sr0.4Co0.2Fe0.8O3-d solid oxide fuel cell cathodes

We show the evolution of the electrode structure, with nanoparticles  of SrCrO4 and FeCrOx forming, suggesting a new mechansim for Cr incorporation in SOFC cathodes

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