In situ spectroptychography

We have recently developed high-throughput nanoscale imaging techniques based on the combination of soft X-ray ptychography and X-ray absorption spectroscopy. We aim to exploit the chemical-state sensitivity, high lateral resolution and variable probing depth of the technique to investigate in situ the evolving morphological structure and chemical composition of technologically relevant system. 

With local and international partners we have developed electrochemical microreactors using MEMS technology. Our current research is centred on optimising the microreactor for the nanoscale in operando study of energy materials.