Materials NMR module in SwedNMR infrastructure offers broad access to internationally competitive NMR instrumentation, methods, and competence for researchers studying and developing e. g. battery materials, photovoltaics, heterogeneous catalysis, carbon materials, wood-based materials, polymers and natural fibers, composites, gels, glasses, cements, porous scaffolds, and biomaterials. In addition to information complementary to scattering or electron microscopic experiments Materials NMR can provide unique structural data about non-crystalline materials and information on local molecular/atomic/ionic dynamics.
Materials NMR module offers a wide variety of advanced NMR instrumentation. In addition to the DNP-NMR, providing an enormous advantage regarding signal-to-noise that is sought in many cases, this module provides access to high-speed MAS and cryogenic-MAS technology, to probes optimized for detection of insensitive nuclei, microimaging probes for spatially resolved characterization of materials, probes with an extended temperature range up to 600°C. MAS sample changer for high-throughput applications is available.
Staff scientists at Materials NMR access nodes perform active methodological research to continuously develop NMR technology and thus offer expert-level support with regard to implementation of new and advanced NMR techniques, assistance with experimental design and data interpretation.