2nd Zing Developments and Applications of Solid State NMR to Materials Science, Chemistry and Engineering
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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The University of Warwick
University of Lancaster
Professor Smith studied natural sciences at Churchill College, Cambridge before completing a PhD at the University of Warwick. After time developing his research in Germany and Australia, he returned to the UK in 1992 and returned to Warwick as Reader in 1998. He held roles within the Physics Department before being appointed Chair of the Faculty of Science in 2005, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research in 2007, and subsequently Deputy Vice-Chancellor. In this role, he leads responsibility for all academic resourcing issues with a budget of c£240m working with 30 Heads of Department. Currently the sixth…Read more Vice Chancellor since the University of Lancaster was established in 1964, he was drawn to the role because of Lancaster’s profile and its reputation for excellence in both teaching and research. Mark’s research Interests focus on the application and development of solid state NMR techniques to improve the understanding of disordered inorganic materials, particularly oxides and silicates.
Vice Chancellor since the University of Lancaster was established in 1964, he was drawn to the role because of Lancaster’s profile and its reputation for excellence in both teaching and research. Mark’s research Interests focus on the application and development of solid state NMR techniques to improve the understanding of disordered inorganic materials, particularly oxides and silicates.
Olhão, Algarve, Portugal.
In a privileged location overlooking Olhão’s new leisure marina and the stunning scenery of the Formosa Estuary Natural Park stands the Real Marina Hotel and Spa. Situated just 15km from Faro International Airport, this brand new hotel has only recently opened and is an exquisite location for the conference .
Being brand new and custom-built allows the Real Marina to offer everything to please all conference attendees. Along with excellent conference facilities there are all of the amenities to make delegates feel special whilst engaging in the scientific programme. Boasting a restaurant with panoramic views over the estuary, superb service and a modern, relaxed atmosphere sets this hotel apart
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