Application of solid state NMR for material structure research and possibilities in Latvia

Kristaps Jaudzems (Latvian Institute of Organic Synthesis) speaks at scientific workshop of ISSP UL Doctoral School “Functional Materials and nanotechnologies”, Master’s program course B “Current problems of materials and solid state physics”, November 30, at 13:00, ISSP UL, Ķengaraga street 8, 2nd floor hall.

Methods of determining the three-dimensional structures of molecules and supramolecular complexes have changed our perception of chemistry and materials science, and have allowed the development of rational structure-based design. Solid State Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) is a method of obtaining atomic-level structural information about non-crystalline systems, which makes it very suitable for studying the structure of molecules that form amorphous materials. Solid state NMR has developed rapidly in recent decades. This is due to the development of technologies that allow the samples to be rotated at frequencies of 100 kHz and higher, as well as to transfer spin polarization from electrons to nuclei. These opportunities have allowed the development of new applications in the study of paramagnetic, organic and inorganic materials as well as surface molecules. The seminar will provide an introduction to the physical foundations of solid state NMR, provide examples of material structure studies, and discuss the potential of solid state NMR in Latvia.