Solid-state Nuclear Magnetic Resonance

Our research focuses on the development of Nuclear Magnetic Resonance techniques for the quantitative determination of structure and dynamics in condensed matter systems. Systems of current interest include ferroelectric and high dielectric ceramics, inclusion compounds, and biologically relevant amino acids, peptides, and nucleic acids. We perform a wide range of multinuclear NMR experiments (1H, 2H, 13C, 15N, 45Sc, 93Nb, 25Mg, 207Pb, 23Na), as a function of temperature and magnetic field strength. Deriving structural and dynamic information from experimental NMR data requires formulating theoretical descriptions of molecular motion, and implementing efficient computer simulation and data fitting procedures. This interdisciplinary effort is highly collaborative and ensures that students develop a balanced combination of experimental, technical, computational, theoretical, and communication skills. Work described here is supported by project grants from the National Science Foundation (Chemistry Division) and the Office of Naval Research.

NMR Laboratory at College of William and Mary