In-situ reaction of lithium amide or imide with manganese(IV) oxide


We request 3 days’ beam time on POLARIS for in-situ powder diffraction studies of the reactions of lithium amide or lithium imide with manganese(IV) oxide under flowing argon or ammonia. This novel synthesis method has recently produced the new ternary lithium-manganese oxide, Li10Mn4O9. POLARIS is the beamline of choice to determine the nature of these materials as they are synthesised, since it has good resolution and also has an in-situ gas flow cell with bespoke shielding. The knowledge gained will be used to inform the direction of novel syntheses with the hope of generating new materials relevant for energy storage applications.

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Creator Mr Jake Brittain; Miss Charlotte Kirk; Professor Bill David; Dr Josh Makepeace; Dr Ron Smith; Dr Tom Wood
Publisher ISIS Neutron and Muon Source
Publication Year 2020
Rights CC-BY Attribution 4.0 International;
OpenAccess true
Contact isisdata(at)
Resource Type Dataset
Discipline Chemistry; Natural Sciences
Temporal Coverage Begin 2017-11-22T08:00:00Z
Temporal Coverage End 2017-11-25T09:09:55Z