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Modern NMR Characterization of Materials at the Atomic and Molecular Level

A special issue of International Journal of Molecular Sciences (ISSN 1422-0067). This special issue belongs to the section "Materials Science".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2024 | Viewed by 126

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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy remains an important tool in the characterization of materials at atomic and molecular levels. Developing and applying both solution and solid-state NMR techniques in material science is a rich field of study with extremely varied examples. By employing combinations of heteronuclear, multi-dimensional, multi-quantum, and dynamic nuclear polarization (DNP); relaxation filters; shaped pulses; magic angle spinning; and pulse field gradient (PFG) NMR diffusometry techniques, investigators can gain novel and valuable insights into materials. An almost endless range of material properties can be probed, including production and degradation chemistries, local- and medium-range structure, structural dynamics, binding events, surface interactions, phase transitions, morphology, kinetics, and hydrogen bond strengths, along with ion/molecular diffusion.

This Special Issue will focus on the use of NMR for the characterization of real-life materials, including biomaterials, biopolymers, biofuels, biomembranes, self-assembled materials, super-molecular and stimuli-responsive polymers, polymer membranes, composites, MOFS, inorganic materials, liquid crystalline polymers, ceramics, glasses, catalyst, surface-modified nanoparticles, and electrolytes. This Special Issue invites the submission of original research articles and reviews that explore the use of NMR spectroscopy in material characterization.

Prof. Dr. Todd M. Alam
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • NMR
  • materials
  • dynamics
  • structure
  • diffusion
  • kinetics
  • morphology

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