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Short-range ordering in a battery electrode, the ‘cation-disordered’ rocksalt Li1.25Nb0.25Mn0.5O2 (2019)
Journal Article
Jones, M. A., Reeves, P. J., Seymour, I. D., Cliffe, M. J., Dutton, S. E., & Grey, C. P. (2019). Short-range ordering in a battery electrode, the ‘cation-disordered’ rocksalt Li1.25Nb0.25Mn0.5O2. Chemical Communications, 55(61), 9027-9030. doi:10.1039/c9cc04250d

Cation order, with a local structure related to γ-LiFeO2, is observed in the nominally cation-disordered Li-excess rocksalt Li1.25Nb0.25Mn0.5O2via X-ray diffraction, neutron pair distribution function analysis, magnetic susceptibility and NMR spectro... Read More

Engineering new defective phases of UiO family metal–organic frameworks with water (2019)
Journal Article
Firth, F. C. N., Cliffe, M. J., Vulpe, D., Aragones-Anglada, M., Moghadam, P. Z., Fairen-Jimenez, D., …Grey, C. P. (2019). Engineering new defective phases of UiO family metal–organic frameworks with water. Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 7(13), 7459-7469. doi:10.1039/c8ta10682g

As defects significantly affect the properties of metal–organic frameworks (MOFs)—from changing their mechanical properties to enhancing their catalytic ability—obtaining synthetic control over defects is essential to tuning the effects on the proper... Read More

Low-dimensional quantum magnetism in Cu(NCS)2: a molecular framework material (2018)
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Cliffe, M. J., Lee, J., Paddison, J. A., Schott, S., Mukherjee, P., Gaultois, M. W., …Grey, C. P. (2018). Low-dimensional quantum magnetism in Cu(NCS)2: a molecular framework material. Physical Review B, 97(14), doi:10.1103/physrevb.97.144421

Low-dimensional magnetic materials with spin-12 moments can host a range of exotic magnetic phenomena due to the intrinsic importance of quantum fluctuations to their behavior. Here, we report the structure, magnetic structure and magnetic properties... Read More

Self-assembling benzothiazole-based gelators: a mechanistic understanding of in vitro bioactivation and gelation (2018)
Journal Article
Citossi, F., Smith, T., Lee, J. B., Segal, J., Gershkovich, P., Stocks, M. J., …Marlow, M. (in press). Self-assembling benzothiazole-based gelators: a mechanistic understanding of in vitro bioactivation and gelation. Molecular Pharmaceutics, 15(4), doi:10.1021/acs.molpharmaceut.7b01106

Low molecular weight gelators (LMWGs) of chemotherapeutic drugs represent a valid alternative to the existing poly-mer-based formulations used for targeted delivery of anticancer drugs. Herein we report the design and development of novel self-assemb... Read More

Correlated defect nanoregions in a metal–organic framework (2014)
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Cliffe, M. J., Wan, W., Zou, X., Chater, P. A., Kleppe, A. K., Tucker, M. G., …Goodwin, A. L. (2014). Correlated defect nanoregions in a metal–organic framework. Nature Communications, 5, doi:10.1038/ncomms5176

Throughout much of condensed matter science, correlated disorder is a key to material function. While structural and compositional defects are known to exist within a variety of metal–organic frameworks (MOFs), the prevailing understanding is that th... Read More

PASCal: a principal axis strain calculator for thermal expansion and compressibility determination (2012)
Journal Article
Cliffe, M. J., & Goodwin, A. L. (2012). PASCal: a principal axis strain calculator for thermal expansion and compressibility determination. Journal of Applied Crystallography, 45(6), 1321-1329. doi:10.1107/s0021889812043026

This article describes a web-based tool (PASCal; principal axis strain calculator; http://pascal.chem.ox.ac.uk) designed to simplify the determination of principal coefficients of thermal expansion and compressibilities from variable-temperature and... Read More