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Prof. Richard Walton

Richard I.Walton

Professor of Inorganic Chemistry

MA (Oxon) PhD (Reading) DSc (Warwick) CChem FRSC



Research Summary

Development of new synthetic methods for the production of functional inorganic materials. Control of crystal chemistry and crystal form in one step synthesis for tuning the properties of complex materials including transition-metal oxide materials with properties that may be applied in electronic and catalytic applications and porous materials and with sorption properties. Understanding the crystallisation of solid-state materials using novel in situ probes, particularly time-resolved powder diffraction; characterisation of the solid-state using powder X-ray diffraction; the use of synchotron X-ray and neutron scattering methods at central facilities.

Selected Publications

Pair Distribution Function Analysis of Structural Disorder by Nb5+ Inclusion in Ceria: Evidence for Enhanced Oxygen Storage Capacity from Under-Coordinated Oxide C.I. Hiley, H.Y. Playford, J.M. Fisher, N. Cortes Felix, D. Thompsett, R.J. Kashtiban and R.I. Walton, J. Amer. Chem. Soc. 2018, 140, 1588–1591.

Electrical Semiconduction Modulated by Light in a Cobalt and Naphthalene Diimide Metal-Organic Framework E. Castaldelli D. G. I. Jayawardena, D. Cox, G.J. Clarkson, R.I. Walton, J. Chauvin, L. Le Quang, S.R.P. Silva and G. J.-F. Demets, Nat. Commun. 2017, 8, 2139

Time-Resolved Powder X-ray Diffraction of the Solvothermal Crystallisation of Cobalt Gallate Spinel Photocatalyst Reveals Transient Layered Double Hydroxides D.S. Cook, Y. Wu, K. Lienau, R. Moré, R.J. Kashtiban, O.V. Magdysyuk, G.R. Patzke and R.I. Walton, Chem. Mater. 2017, 29, 5053−5057

Enhanced Stability and Efficiency in Hole-Transport-Layer-Free CsSnI3 Perovskite Photovoltaics K.P. Marshall, M. Walker, R.I. Walton, and R.A. Hatton, Nat. Energy 2016, 1, 16178

Exchange of Coordinated Solvent During Crystallisation of a Metal-Organic Framework Observed by In Situ High Energy X-ray Diffraction M.I. Breeze, Y. Wu, G.J. Clarkson, F. Millange, D. O’Hare and R.I. Walton, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2016, 55,4992–4996

In situ Observation of Successive Crystallizations and Metastable Intermediates in Metal-Organic Framework Formation H. H.-M. Yeung, Y. Wu, S. Henke, A. K. Cheetham, D. O’Hare and R. I. Walton, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2016, 55, 2012-2016

Antiferromagnetism at T > 500 K in the Layered Hexagonal Ruthenate SrRu2O6 C. I. Hiley, D. O. Scanlon, A. A. Sokol, S. M. Woodley, A. M. Ganose, S. Sangiao, J. M. De Teresa, P. Manuel, D. D. Khalyavin, M. Walker, M. R. Lees and R. I. Walton, Phys. Rev. B 2015, 92, 104413

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