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Dr Alison M Voice

Soft Matter Group

Contact details

Room: 9.57
Tel: +44 (0)113 3436647
Email: a.m.voice @ leeds.ac.uk

Keywords

Polymers
Gel electrolytes
Lithium batteries
Raman Spectroscopy
FTIR
Materials characterisation

Research interests

Development of solid polymer electrolytes for use in high energy density lithium batteries and other applications. Understanding of gelation and physical characteriation to determine structure-property relationships. Techniques such as DSC, WAXS, DMTA, dielectric spectroscopy, Raman spectroscopy and FTIR used to investigate the effect of material composition and processing conditions to allow optimisation oif electrolyte performance for each application.

More generally an analysis of crystal strucure, molecular orientation and thermomechanical properties in a wide variety of polymers, blends and gels.