Ola Gjønnes Grendal
Background and activities
I am a PhD student at the Department of Materials Science and Engineering working in the FACET group.
I have a Master's degree within Material Science and Engineering with a specialization in Materials for Energy Technology. The title of my Master thesis was “Development of polymer-nanoparticle composite with high refractive index”.
Now I am working on understanding the nucleation and growth of piezo- and ferroelectric materials under hydrothermal conditions. Especially important is how the growth and self-assembly of nanoparticles can be controlled to produce nanorods and hierarchical nanostructures. For this purpose, I am using synchrotron facilities to investigate the reaction in situ with X-ray diffraction (see more at Materials Design through Green Chemistry).
Scientific, academic and artistic work
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- (2019) Composition and morphology tuning during hydrothermal synthesis of SrxBa1−xNb2O6 tetragonal tungsten bronzes studied by in situ X-ray diffraction. CrysteEngComm. vol. 21 (39).
- (2018) Facile Low Temperature Hydrothermal Synthesis of BaTiO3 Nanoparticles Studied by In Situ X-ray Diffraction. Crystals. vol. 8 (6).
- (2017) Structure and Optical Properties of Titania-PDMS Hybrid Nanocomposites Prepared by In Situ Non-Aqueous Synthesis. Nanomaterials. vol. 7 (12).
- (2017) Controlling Oriented Attachment and in Situ Functionalization of TiO2 Nanoparticles During Hydrothermal Synthesis with APTES. Journal of Physical Chemistry C. vol. 121 (21).