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Samuel Page

I graduated from the University of Wales Bangor with a Masters in Analytical Chemistry and proceeded to work there for 2 years as a technician running the two NMR instruments and various other analytical equipment. This led me to applying for a PhD here in Warwick where I am undertaking a PhD in Solid State NMR.

Project Title:

Low Field 7Li and 31P MAS NMR Studies of Paramagnetic Olivine and Substituted Olivine-Based Battery Materials

Project Description:

In my PhD project I will investigate Paramagnetic battery materials by low field NMR. This will involve research into battery materials such as LiFePO4. This is important to help facilitate a change from the reliance on fossil fuels to an effective use of renewable energy by storing any energy created for when it can be used most effectively. However due to many battery materials paramagnetism it can be difficult to obtain any reasonable structural information from traditional methods in solid state NMR. This structural information is obscured from two fundamental contributions namely the Fermi contact and electron-nuclear dipolar interactions. These effects can be reduced by running low field NMR which is a relatively unexplored area of solid state analysis. Another technique that can be explored can be Fast MAS to reduce the large spinning sideband manifolds from obscuring structural data.

Teaching and Demonstrating:

I currently Deamonstrate the first year physics lab here at Warwick.

Conferences:

Developments and Applications of Solid State NMR to Materials Science, Chemistry and Engineering Conference (Varna, Bulgaria) May 2016..................................................................................................................................................Talk Presented

Johnson Matthey Academic Conference (Loughborough University, UK) April 2015.......................Poster Presented

iMR CDT (University of Southampton, UK) March 2015...................................................................Talk Presented

MSSC2015 (Imperial College London, London, UK) September 2015

Johnson Matthey Academic Conference (Loughborough University, UK) April 2015......................Poster Presented

pNMR Conference (Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, UK) September 2015

SMARTER 4 Conference (Durham University, UK) September 2014 ...............................................Poster Presented

CASTEP Workshop (University of Oxford, UK) Aug 2014..................................................................Poster Presented

BRSG (University of Nottingham, UK) July 2014

NMRDG (University of Nottingham, UK) June 2014

iMR CDT (University of Dundee, UK) April 2014

Johnson Matthey Academic Conference (Loughborough University, UK) April 2014......................Poster Presented

850 MHz Solid-state NMR Facility Annual Symposium (University of Warwick, UK) Apr 2014

iMR CDT (University of Warwick, UK) Dec 2013

Publications:

2016

A.L.B. Maçon, M. Jacquemin, S.J. Page, S. Li, S. Bertazzo, M.M. Stevens, J. V. Hanna, J.R. Jones, J. Sol-Gel Sci. Technol. 2016. DOI:10.1007/s10971-016-4097-x

M. Falah, K.J.D. MacKenzie, R. Knibbe, S.J. Page, J. V. Hanna, J. Hazard. Mater. 2, 2016, 318, 772–782, DOI: 10.1016/j.jhazmat.2016.06.016

S.L. Greasley, S.J. Page, S. Sirovica, S. Chen, R.A. Martin, A. Riveiro, J.V. Hanna, A.E. Porter, J.R. Jones, Journal of Colloid and Interface Science 2016. DOI: 10.1016/j.jcis.2016.01.065

2015

Maçon, A. L. B.; Page, S. J.; Chung, J.; Amdursky, N.; Stevens, M. M.; Weaver, J.; Hanna, J. V; Jones, J. R. Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 2015, 11–13. DOI: 10.1039/C5CP04656D

M. Falah, K.J.D. MacKenzie, J. V. Hanna, S.J. Page, J. Mater. Sci. 2015, 50 (22), 7374–7383, DOI: 10.1007/s10853-015-9295-3