2nd Zing Developments and Applications of Solid State NMR to Materials Science, Chemistry and Engineering Conference
14th – 17th June 2017
As a front-line methodology for the characterisation of a wide range of materials, solid state NMR spectroscopy has assumed great prominence and influence since the inception of magic-angle-spinning (MAS) techniques in the 1960s. From the first important 29Si and 13C applications of MAS, cross-polarisation (CP) and 1H decoupling applied to silicates (i.e. minerals, zeolites) and polymers, respectively, great advances have been achieved over the last forty years which permit the technique to extend past these defining studies on spin-1/2 nuclei to thus impact upon the majority of the NMR Periodic Table. In particular, the last decade has witnessed the greatest developments to magnet, probe and console technologies which have stimulated an exponential increase in the development of state-of-the-art techniques and capabilities, and the materials systems able to be investigated.
This meeting will simply focus on the application of solid state NMR to contemporary material science and chemistry, and it will highlight how the development of the methodology has promoted a huge increase the number of possible materials systems that can be effectively studied. The aspects that will be discussed will include:
- The use of an increasingly multinuclear approach
- The utility of leading-edge hardware such as high magnetic fields (≥ 20 T), ultrafast spinning, double angle rotation, etc
- Methods for signal enhancement, e.g. satellite manipulation, dynamic nuclear polarisation
- The combination with DFT and MD computational approaches which have led to ‘NMR crystallography’ approaches
- In situ operation and strategies
The key aim will be to promote how solid state NMR can provide insight, especially at the atomic scale, into the structure-function relationship of a wide range of materials. In addition, it will be highlighted how this methodology augments other characterisation techniques operating at different time and length scales, such as diffraction and vibrational spectroscopies. It is intended to demonstrate the utility of the solid state NMR approach to a wide range of materials areas including energy materials (batteries, fuel cells), micro-/macroporous materials (e.g. MOFs), geomaterials, hybrid biomaterial composites, catalysis systems, glasses and functional materials.
We believe this Conference will be a scientifically and socially rewarding, memorable and enjoyable experience.
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