Spatially resolved oxidation state and crystallisation dynamics in metal oxide thin films in catalysts and energy storage devices

Green hydrogen energy from water splitting over thin metal oxide films

Understanding the heterogeneous chemical and structural changes that occur in thin metal oxide films when used as catalysts for water splitting to produce hydrogen is critical for the development of more efficient materials. This project will lead the field in developing novel experimental design and analytical methods to investigate these processes, using a combination of spatially resolved X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy (XAS) and spatially resolved micro X-ray diffraction (uXRD). These experiments will be predominantly based at the Australian Synchrotron in Melbourne.


Condensed matter

Materials characterisation

PhD student

  • Rusha Kamar