Neutron and X-ray crystallography and spectroscopy are fundamental and imperative in the investigation and development of condensed matter sciences. We will widely use these methods to study the crystal structures of novel materials such as complex hydrides for hydrogen-storage and battery applications, intermetallic or oxides with interesting electronic or magnetic properties, and metal organic frameworks materials for gas sorption and separation applications. From the crystal structure study, we can understand the fundamental physics and chemistry of these materials, in order to improve their properties for desired applications.
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Neutron/X-ray diffraction; Neutron scattering; Crystallography; Complex hydrides; Porous materials; Gas storage; Solid state synthesis; Organic synthesis;