CIC energiGUNE, Basque research centre of reference in electrochemical and thermal energy storage, has obtained recognition as a "Reference Centre in NMR of solids in Spain" from the Spanish subsidiary of the international scientific instrumentation manufacturer Bruker. This certification not only consolidates CIC energiGUNE´s position at the forefront of the sector in Europe but also increases its potential to attract talent and develop research, as it is the only certified NMR reference centre in Spain.
The CIC energiGUNE NMR platform is equipped with both solid and liquid-state NMR. Solid-state NMR can provide high-precision information on the structure and dynamics of molecules and ions in electrochemical materials, which is crucial for understanding and developing energy storage devices. Furthermore, solid-state NMR can provide dynamic information with atomic specificity in highly disordered and even fully amorphous materials. The technologies of the CIC energiGUNE solid-state NMR platform are specially designed for the characterisation of the materials used for energy storage, including in-situ measurements during device operation and variable temperature studies (-120ºC to +400ºC).