Faculty of Science, Agriculture & Engineering

Solid-State NMR (SSNMR)

Solid-State NMR (SSNMR)

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Overview

Very recently Newcastle University acquired a solid-state NMR probe for our Bruker 500 MHz machine which has been a great addition to the department so far.

Solid-state NMR (SSNMR) is a powerful tool that enables the user to investigate geometric, electronic, and magnetic environments of materials that may not be suitable for solution-state NMR. The user may also want to compare atomic interactions of their solid sample with their material in solution.

Solid-state NMR spectra tend to be very broad due to anisotropic effects or orientation-dependent interactions and so special techniques are required to overcome these challenges. Cross polarization (CP) and Magic-Angle Spinning (MAS) are used to reduce these effects and so what would have originally been very broad lines that provided little insight can now be resolved and give plenty of structural information on the chosen material.

SSNMR still suffers with the presence of paramagnetic nuclei, but several 1D and 2D experiments are still accessible for diamagnetic elements, or typically 13C, 29Si and 31P.

If you have questions about the SAgE Analytical Facility or would like to request a quote, contact us.

Services

There is a wide range of capabilities that our SSNMR facility can do that include various 1D and 2D experiments to investigate geometric, electronic, and magnetic nature of a variety of materials such as polymers.


Please do not hesitate to get in touch with the team to have a consultation on your experimental needs and we will endeavour to meet them.

Applications

Staff

Dr Corinne Wills
NMR Experimental Officer

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Dr Casey Dixon
Senior Analytical Technician/Commercial Liaison

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Prof William McFarlane
Emeritus Professor

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Contact us

If you have questions about the SAgE Analytical Facility or would like to request a quote, contact us.