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In situ NMR and MRI
NMR Service provides probes and accessories for in situ NMR, PFG-NMR, and MRI experiments. Please find some of our services, products, suitable options, and full setup opportunities summarised below. Please do not hesitate to contact us to discuss further details.
In situ solid-state NMR probes
- Automatic tuning/matching cycler (ATMC) single-resonance NMR probe
- Double-resonance 19F/1H—X in situ NMR probe
In situ NMR and MRI equipment
- Plastic cell capsule and (dis)assembly tool
- In situ NMR setup: make commercial NMR/MRI probes “in situ” ready!
User training: NMR on battery materials
- Detailed hands-on training (2 days) on the assembly of electrochemical cells, including plastic bag cells and the plastic cell capsule
- Scientific discussions and hands-on training on the preparation and choice of electrode materials; e.g. self-standing film preparation, metal anodes, and electrolytes
- Assembly of a symmetrical Li—LP30—Li cell (bag cell or plastic cell capsule) and setup of in situ NMR measurement on both the metal and electrolyte peak using automatic tuning and matching
- Please note, we provide all the equipment to assemble the cells but no chemicals; i.e. the user needs to have metal anode, electrolyte, and active material ready. In addition, parts of this user training require access to an Argon glove box. We are happy to consult via email, phone, or Skype on the purchase of chemicals/materials.
Options to make this a full setup include:
NMR and MRI consoles
RF power amplifier
- Tomco (Australia)
- HF Barthel (Germany)
- Customised solutions
Further readings / applications
K. Kitada, O. Pecher, P. C. M. M. Magusin, M. F. Groh, R. S. Weatherup, C. P. Grey. Unravelling the Reaction Mechanism of SiO Anodes for Li-ion Batteries by Combining in situ 7Li and ex situ 7Li/29Si Solid-state NMR Spectroscopy. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2019, 141(17), 7014-7027. DOI: 10.1021/jacs.9b01589
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; ePubeISBN: 978-1-78801-419-9.
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
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
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, 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, 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