Dr. Black at the ILL & ESS User Meeting 2018 in France
Dr. Ashley P. Black, postdoctoral researcher at the ICMAB, attended the Diffraction for Energy Materials School, held at the Institute Laue Langevin (ILL) on October 8-9, 2018. The school was followed by the ILL & ESS European User Meeting (Neutrons for Europe), held in the WTC in Grenoble (France) on October 10-12, 2018.
The aim of the school was to contribute to the training of scientists in the application of X-ray and neutron diffraction data to energy materials (batteries, fuel cells, solar cells, thermoelectrics, etc.), comprising both selected lectures and intensive hands-on sessions using advanced tools for diffraction data treatment (such as FullProf). The 2-day training was dedicated to acquire a general overview of the tools needed for an efficient use of the FullProf Suite (including FAULTS, Bond-Valence Energy Landscape calculations, etc.) at an intermediate level with a special focus in advanced capabilities for microstructural characterization.
The Neutrons for Europe User Meeting was organized with the objective to review recent achievements and the current status at ILL and also at the new European Spallation Source (ESS), currently under construction. Also, a special focus was aimed at looking forward to new scientific opportunities with neutrons for the next decade, with 10 keynote speakers presenting on future directions in neutron science. Satellite workshop events, in parallel with the User Meeting were also held, allowing participants to further discuss specific areas of neutron science.
Dr. Black talked about “New rare earth hafnium oxynitride perovskites with photocatalytic activity in water oxidation and reduction” in the dedicated “Diffraction on Energy Materials” workshop.
The school: https://indico.ill.fr/indico/event/90/
The meeting: http://www.neutrons4europe.com/en/home/4