Special Issue "NMR in Materials Science"
A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2012)
Dr. Ulrich Scheler
Department Polyelectrolytes and Dispersions, Leibniz-Institut für Polymerforschung e.V., Hohe Straße 6, 01069 Dresden, Germany
Interests: solid-state NMR; diffusion and electrophoresis NMR; rheological NMR; low-field NMR; polymers; polyelectrolytes; composite materials
Nuclear magnetic resonance is a versatile tool for the characterization of structure, order an dynamics. The strength of NMR comes from the local nature of the underlying interactions and its high selectivity. Therefore it is equally suited for highly ordered and disordered materials or amorphous materials. Methods are equally applicable to organic and inorganic materials or even organic-inorganic hybrid materials. Numerical methods play an increasing role in the design of new pulse sequences, excitation and decoupling schemes. The combination with the calculation of NMR parameters from quantum chemical calculations permits structure refinement and the so-called NMR crystallography. Recent developments aim for improvement of resolution and sensitivity. The improvements in sensitivity enable new experiments, which had not at all been considered. This special issue will provide the opportunity to present both the latest methods developments and exciting applications.
Dr. Ulrich Scheler
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- NMR in materials science
- high-resolution solid-state NMR
- structure determination
- NMR crystallography
- molecular dynamics
Article: Heterogeneous Coordination Environments in Lithium-Neutralized Ionomers Identified Using 1H and 7Li MAS NMR
Materials 2012, 5(8), 1508-1527; doi:10.3390/ma5081508
Received: 29 June 2012; in revised form: 14 August 2012 / Accepted: 17 August 2012 / Published: 23 August 2012| Download PDF Full-text (868 KB)
Materials 2012, 5(9), 1722-1739; doi:10.3390/ma5091722
Received: 12 July 2012; in revised form: 27 August 2012 / Accepted: 14 September 2012 / Published: 24 September 2012| Download PDF Full-text (1039 KB)
Materials 2012, 5(10), 1774-1786; doi:10.3390/ma5101774
Received: 25 July 2012; in revised form: 21 August 2012 / Accepted: 11 September 2012 / Published: 27 September 2012| Download PDF Full-text (428 KB)
Materials 2012, 5(12), 2537-2572; doi:10.3390/ma5122537
Received: 10 October 2012; in revised form: 13 November 2012 / Accepted: 20 November 2012 / Published: 28 November 2012| Download PDF Full-text (2414 KB)
Materials 2013, 6(1), 18-46; doi:10.3390/ma6010018
Received: 17 October 2012; in revised form: 20 November 2012 / Accepted: 3 December 2012 / Published: 20 December 2012| Download PDF Full-text (1305 KB) | Supplementary Files
Article: Molecular Dynamics of Poly(Ethylene Glycol) Intercalated in Clay, Studied Using 13C Solid-State NMR
Materials 2013, 6(1), 47-64; doi:10.3390/ma6010047
Received: 29 October 2012; in revised form: 3 December 2012 / Accepted: 5 December 2012 / Published: 21 December 2012| Download PDF Full-text (1791 KB)
Review: Recent Advances in Characterization of Lignin Polymer by Solution-State Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) Methodology
Materials 2013, 6(1), 359-391; doi:10.3390/ma6010359
Received: 22 October 2012; in revised form: 4 January 2013 / Accepted: 18 January 2013 / Published: 23 January 2013| Download PDF Full-text (4225 KB)
Last update: 12 October 2012