Solid-State Nuclear Magnetic Resonance


Solid-state Nuclear Magnetic Resonance is a non-destructive technique for locally probing the structure of materials.

The principle of solid NMR is identical to that of liquid NMR: in an intense magnetic field, the application of a radiofrequency electromagnetic field will cause a disturbance of the equilibrium state of the spins of the nuclei. The return to equilibrium of these solicited nuclei will generate the NMR response. But unlike the liquid state, the interactions governing this return to equilibrium are no longer averaged by the isotropic nature of the material. This makes solid-state NMR a powerfull local probe for studying the nanoscale of matter.

The two solid-state NMR spectrometers (Bruker AVIII 300 & Bruker AVIII 600) recieve joint financial support from the ISCR (70%) and the Institut de Physique de Rennes (IPR - 30%). All spectrometers, probeheads and specific facilities were co-funded by EU.


Solid-State 300 MHz WB

Avance III console (2 channels)

Probes :
CP/MAS 2.5 mm
Diff 50

Specific design and facilities :
Low temperature system (up to 4K)
PFG system (up to 300G/cm)
High pressure system : Deadalus Xtreme 60 syringe pump (up to 3kbar)

Solid-State 600 MHz

Avance III console (3 channels HXY)

Probes :
CP/MAS VTN 4mm low gamma
CP/MAS VTN 4mm probe
CP/MAS DVT 3.2 mm probe
CP/MAS VTN 7mm low gamma probe
MAS triple probe : H, X, Y 2.5 mm
MAS 2.5 probe specific for 13C-11B
Static probe

Specific design and facilities :
Low temperature system (4K)