James Felton

Centre for Doctoral Training Doctoral Researcher

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Address

School of Physics and Astronomy
The University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham
NG7 2RD

Email

ppxjf1@nottingham.ac.uk

Lead Supervisor

Prof Amalia Patane

Prof Gavin Walker

Research summary

James started his PhD at the University of Nottingham in September 2018. His research is focused on the use of layered Van der Waals crystals for use in hydrogen generation and storage. The crystals studied are of the III-VI type, most notably InSe.

James is funded through the EPSRC CDT  in Fuel Cells and their fuels: EP/L015749/1.


Qualifications

MSci in Physics (1st class with honours), University of Nottingham (2018)

Biography

James graduated for the University of Nottingham with an Msci in physics in 2018. In his final year he conducted research into the phenomenon of spin-flop in the antiferromagnetic material 

CuMnAs, this was done using a combination of experimental and computational methods. 

Research

James' research focuses on the potential use of layered group III-VI semiconductors for the generation and storage of hydrogen. Literature indicates that these crystals can achieve high volumetric densities of stored hydrogen, and the suitable band-gap and high internal surface area makes them promising for use in solar water splitting. Currently James is focused on the thermodynamics of the intercalation process in InSe. 

Other activities

Outside of academia James enjoys, photography, baking, reading, and more. 

Publications