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Matthew S Chambers

Postdoctoral Researcher

I am postdoctoral researcher in the Energy Storage and Conversion Group. My research interests mainly focus on exploring inorganic syntheses of solid-state electrolytes and cathode materials, investigating the effect of using different precursors in solid-state synthesis as well utilizing other methods including sol-gel, solution-based syntheses and combustion synthesis. In addition, I use X-ray and neutron diffraction and total scattering to elucidate the long-range and local structures of inorganic materials in order to understand their structure-property relationships.

University of Birmingham – Research Associate in Materials Chemistry (2019 - 2021)

PhD, Dept. Chemistry, Durham University and Diamond Light Source
Ltd., 2015 – 2019

MChem, Dept. Chemistry, University of Reading, 1st class

Associate Member Royal Society of Chemistry (AMRSC)

Member of American Chemical Society

  • Chambers, M. S.; Chen, J.; Sacci, R. L.; McAuliffe, R. D.; Sun, W.; Veith, G. M.; Memory Effect on the Synthesis of Perovskite-Type Li-Ion Conductor LixLa2/3–x/3TiO3 (LLTO), Chemistry of Materials2024, Articles ASAP
  • Araño, K. G.; Yang, G.; Armstrong, B. L.; Aytug, T.; Chambers, M. S.; Self, E. C.; Meyer, H. M.; Quinn, J.; Browning, J. F.; Wang, C.; Veith, G. M.; Carbon Coating Influence on the Formation of Percolating Electrode Networks for Silicon Anodes, ACS Applied Energy Materials2023, 6, 21, 11308–11321
  • Chambers, M. S.; Hunter, R. D.; Hollamby, M. J.; Pauw, B. R.; Smith, A. J.; Snow, T.; Danks, A. E.; Schnepp, Z., In Situ and Ex Situ X-ray Diffraction and Small-Angle X-ray Scattering Investigations of the Sol–Gel Synthesis of Fe3N and Fe3C, Inorganic Chemistry, 2022, 61, 18, 6742–6749
  • Chambers, M. S.; Keeble, D. S.; Fletcher, D. C; Hriljac, J. A.; Schnepp, Z., The Evolution of Local Structure in a Sol-Gel Synthesis of Fe3C Nanostructures, Inorganic Chemistry, 2021, 60, 10, 7062–7069
  • Chambers, M. S.; Chater, P. A.; Evans, J. S. O.; Evans, I. R., Average and local structure of germanium apatites and implications for oxide ion conductivity, Inorganic Chemistry, 2019, 58, 21, 14853–14862
  • Chambers, M. S.; McCombie, K.S.; Auckett, J. E.; McLaughlin, A. E.; Irvine, J. T. S.; Chater, P. A.; Evans, J. S. O.; Evans, I. R., Hexagonal perovskite related oxide ion conductor Ba3NbMoO8.5: Phase transition, temperature evolution of the local structure and properties, Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 2019, 7, 25503–25510
  • Peet, J. R; Chambers, M. S.; Piovano, A.; Johnson, M. R; Evans, I. R., Dynamics in Bi(III)- containing apatite-type oxide ion conductors: a combined computational and experimental study, Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 2018, 6 (12), 5129–5135