JUAN MIGUEL LOPEZ DEL AMO
Solid-state NMR can provide very accurate information about the structure and the dynamics of molecules and ions in electrochemical materials. This is crucial for the understanding and the development of energy storage devices. Solid-state NMR is a sensitive technique to short-range order that surpasses traditional techniques of materials characterization as X-ray diffraction or electron microscopy in the study of amorphous materials and complements these techniques in the study of crystalline materials. Furthermore, solid state NMR can provide dynamic information with atomic specificity in highly disordered and even fully amorphous materials.
The technologies of the solid-state NMR platform at the CIC energiGUNE are specially designed for the characterization of the materials used for energy storage including in-situ measurements during device operation and variable temperature studies (-120 C degrees to +400 C degrees).
The Avance III 200 MHz was installed at CIC in March 2012. It is a wide bore, low magnetic field magnet dedicated to the study of paramagnetic materials which are a frequent component in battery and supercapacitor electrodes.
Variable temperature measurements between 400ºC and -100ºC.
The Avance III 500 MHz was installed at CIC in April 2012. It is a wide bore magnet especially suited for non magnetic materials where high resolution is desired.
Variable temperature measurements between 300ºC and -100ºC
The Ultrashield III 300 MHz was installed at CIC in November 2017. It is equipped with Nanobay console with 2 channels.