Special Issue "NMR Characterization of Amorphous and Disordered Materials"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2020).
Interests: NMR spectroscopy characterization of materials; NMR diffusometry; polymer chemistry; aging and dynamics; energy related materials; Ab initio chemical shift calculations
Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy continues to be a powerful technology for the characterization of materials at the molecular level. The application of new and advanced NMR techniques for probing amorphous or highly disordered materials continues to see major advances including the application of sophisticated heteronuclear, multiple dimensional, multiple quantum solid-state and solution NMR, dynamic nuclear polarization (DNP), fast magic angle spinning (MAS) NMR, and improved pulse field gradient (PFG) NMR diffusometry methods. The ability to probe nucleus-specific questions, combined with recent improvements in sensitivity, resolution, spin coherence manipulation, quantum chemical calculations, and multivariate/chemometric analysis, render NMR a rich field. These improvements are coupled with NMR’s ability to address an almost endless range of material properties including dynamics, binding events, surface interactions, phase transitions, morphology, reaction kinetics, hydrogen bond strengths, local and medium range structure, and ion/molecular diffusion and transport.
The focus of this Special Issue is to explore these recent NMR advances for the characterization of real-life materials being used in sensing, energy, quantum computing, advanced manufacturing, biomedical, and environmental remediation applications, including self-assembled materials, super-molecular and stimuli-responsive polymers, polymer membranes, composites, MOFS, liquid crystalline polymers, ceramics, glasses, biomaterials, catalyst, and surface-modified nanoparticles. This Issue will offer an overview of some of the exciting opportunities NMR can provide in material characterization.
Prof. Dr. Todd M. Alam
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- solid-state NMR
- MAS NMR
- PFG NMR
- quantum chemical