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Solid-state NMR on energy storage materials

  • V. L. Deringer, C Merlet, J. A. Kattirtzi, T. H. Lee, Y. Hu, O. Pecher, S. R. Elliott, C. P. Grey, G. Csányi. Toward an Atomistic Understanding of Disordered Carbon Electrode Materials. Chem. Commun. 2018, 54, 5988-5991. DOI: 10.1039/C8CC01388H
  • Pieter C. M. M. Magusin, Ieuan Seymour, Oliver Pecher, Clare P. Grey. NMR on Electrochemical Storage Materials (Chapter 11). New Developments in NMR No. 15, Modern Methods in Solid-state NMR: A Practitioner’s Guide (Editor Paul Hodgkinson). The Royal Society of Chemistry, 09 April 2018. Print ISBN 978-1-78262-854-5; PDF eISBN: 978-1-78801-046-7; ePub eISBN: 978-1-78801-419-9.
  • J. M. Stratford, M. Mayo, P. K. Allan, O. Pecher, O. J. Borkiewicz, K. M. Wiaderek, K. A. Chapman, C. J. Pickard, A. J. Morris, C. P. Grey. Investigating Sodium Storage Mechanisms in Tin Anodes: A Combined Pair Distribution Function Analysis, Density Functional Theory and Solid-State NMR Approach. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2017, 139 (21), 7273-7286. DOI: 10.1021/jacs.7b01398
  • L. E. Marbella and O. Pecher. Einblicke in Echtzeit: Untersuchungen an Batteriematerialien. (English: Real-time Insights: Investigations on Battery Materials). Nachr. Chem. 2017, 65, 1213-1218. DOI: 10.1002/nadc.20174067376
  • O. Pecher, J. Carretero-González, K. J. Griffith, C. P. Grey. Materials’ Methods: NMR in Battery Research. Chem. Mater. 2017, 29, 213-242. DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemmater.6b03183
  • J. M. Stratford, P. K. Allan, O. Pecher, P. A. Chater, C. P. Grey. Mechanistic insights into sodium storage in hard carbon anodes using local structure probes. Chem. Commun. 2016, 52, 12430-12433. DOI: 10.1039/C6CC06990H
  • O. Pecher, A. Vyalikh, C. P. Grey. Challenges and new opportunities of in situ NMR characterization of electrochemical processes. AIP Conference Proceedings 2016, 1765, 020011. DOI: 10.1063/1.4961903

ATMC in situ NMR probe and eATM ROBOT system

  • O. Pecher, D. M. Halat, J. Lee, Z. Liu, K. J. Griffith, M. Braun, C. P. Grey. Enhanced efficiency of solid-state NMR investigations of energy materials via the external Automatic Tuning/Matching (eATM) robot. J. Magn. Reson. 2017, 275, 127-136. DOI: 10.1016/j.jmr.2016.12.008
  • O. Pecher, P. M. Bayley, H. Liu , Z. Liu, N. M. Trease, C. P. Grey. Automatic Tuning Matching Cycler (ATMC) in situ NMR spectroscopy as a novel approach for real-time investigations of Li- and Na-ion batteries. J. Magn. Reson. 2016, 265, 200-209. DOI: 10.1016/j.jmr.2016.02.008

Automatic tuning/matching and goniometer NMR probe

  • O. E. O. Zeman, C. Hoch, R. Hochleitner, T. Bräuniger. NMR interaction tensors of 51V and 207Pb in vanadinite, Pb5(VO4)3Cl, determined from DFT calculations and single-crystal NMR measurements, using only one general rotation axis. Solid State NMR 2018, 89, 11-20.
  • O. E. O. Zeman, I. L. Moudrakovski, C. Hoch, R. Hochleitner, W. W. Schmahl, K. Karaghiosoff, T. Bräuniger. Determination of the 31P and 207Pb chemical shift tensors in Pyromorphite, Pb5(PO4)3Cl, by single-crystal NMR measurements and DFT calculations. Z. Anorg. Allg. Chem. 2017, 643, 1635-1641.
  • T. Bräuniger, B. Groh, I. L. Moudrakovski, S. Indris. Local electronic structure in LiAlO2 studied by single-crystal 27Al-NMR and DFT calculations. J. Phys. Chem. A 2016, 120, 7839-7846.
  • J.-P. Melchior, T. Bräuniger, A. Wohlfarth, G. Portale, K.-D. Kreuer. About the Interactions Controlling Nafion's Viscoelastic Properties and Morphology. Macromolecules 2015, 48, 8534-8545.
  • O. Pecher, B. Mausolf, K. Lamberts, D. Oligschläger, C. Niewieszol (née Merkens), U. Englert, F. Haarmann. The Solid Solution Sr1-xBaxGa2: Substitutional Disorder and Chemical Bonding Visited by NMR Spectroscopy and Quantum Mechanical Calculations. Chem. Eur. J. 2015, 21, 13971.
  • O. Pecher, F. Haarmann. Looking Into Intermetallic Phases. Nachr. Chem. 2013, 61, 1018.
  • F. Haarmann, K. Koch, P. Jeglič, O. Pecher, H. Rosner, Yu. Grin. NMR Spectroscopy of Intermetallic Compounds: An Experimental and Theoretical Approach to Local Atomic Arrangements in Binary Gallides. Chem. Eur. J. 2011, 17(27), 7560.
  • F. Haarmann, K. Koch, D. Grüner, W. Schnelle, O. Pecher, R. Cardoso-Gil, H. Borrmann, H. Rosner, Yu. Grin. Electronic Structure, Chemical Bonding, and Solid-State NMR Spectroscopy of the Digallides of Ca, Sr, and Ba. Chem. Eur. J. 2009, 15, 1673.
  • F. Haarmann, M. Armbrüster, Yu. Grin. Local Ordering in the Intermetallic Compound Cu1-xAl2 Studied by NMR Spectroscopy. Chem. Mater. 2007, 19, 1147.

Perspective: In situ NMR in Macromolecular Science!

  • H. W. Spiess. 50th Anniversary Perspective: The Importance of NMR Spectroscopy to Macromolecular Science. Macromolecules 2017, 50, 1761.

Pulsed high field NMR

  • B. Meier, J. Kohlrautz, J. Haase, M. Braun, F. Wolff-Fabris, E. Kampert, T. Herrmannsdörfer, J. Wosnitza. Nuclear magnetic resonance apparatus for pulsed high magnetic fields. Rev. Sci. Instrum. 2012, 83, 085106.


  • F. A. Perras et al. Characterizing Substrate-Surface Interactions on Alumina-Supported Metal Catalysts by Dynamic Nuclear Polarization-Enhanced Double-Resonance NMR Spectroscopy. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2017, 139, 2702.
  • C. Wang et al. Direct Detection of Supramolecular Reaction Centers in the Methanol-to-Olefins Conversion over Zeolite H-ZSM-5 by 13C–27Al Solid-State NMR Spectroscopy. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2016, 55, 2507.
  • F. Pourpoint et al. Measurement of Aluminum–Carbon Distances Using S-RESPDOR NMR Experiments. Chem. Phys. Chem. 2012, 13, 3605.
  • D. Hirsemann et al. Covalent Grafting to μ-Hydroxy-Capped Surfaces? A Kaolinite Case Study. Chem. Mater. 2011, 23, 3152.

Coil developments

  • S. Leidich, M. Braun, T. Gessner, T. Riemer. Silicon Cylinder Spiral Coil for Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy of Nanoliter Samples. Concepts Magn. Reson. 2009, 35B, 11.