Andrew McCluskey (ESS)
The neutron session will focus on investigations of data from quasi-elastic neutron scattering (QENS) measurements on lithium conducting materials.
After an introduction to QENS, the students will conduct a literature survey to gain an understanding of the range of diffusion coefficients found in lithium conducting materials, before using the QENSmodels package to simulate a range of QENS datasets. Then the students will obtain real QENS data and a corresponding atomistic simulation data set, they will determine the diffusion coefficient from both and compare these values. Finally, they will consider the cause of any differences observed.