The objective of our research is to obtain an understanding of the critical roles of local disorder and short-range correlations in driving materials properties of importance for future energy applications. To progress towards this goal, we develop and utilize advanced methods based on neutron and X-ray scattering techniques to characterize and so determine the origin, nature, and consequences of the different long- and short-range ordered states found in crystalline materials with a variety of properties of interest. This knowledge is crucial for enabling the design of novel materials with desired functionality.
Current research themes are the following:
- Method Development
- Ionic Correlations and Lattice Strain
- Complex Spin Correlations
- Intertwined Order