studied physics at the Technical University in Berlin gaining his bachelors degree in 1974 before spending two years working for his M.Sc. (NMR Physics) as a Fulbright Scholar at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York. He then returned to the Technical University in Berlin to complete his German Masters Degree working on time resolved infrared spectroscopy, in 1977, and his Ph.D. on nonlinear noise analysis in magnetic resonance spectroscopy in 1981. After a year in Canada he returned to Germany to start his habilitation at the University of Bayreuth working with Prof. H. W. Spiess whom he followed to the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research in Mainz in 1984. He completed his habilitation at the University of Mainz in 1988 while holding a senior position at the Max Planck Institute.
Solid State NMR spectroscopy in polymer science†
Article first published online: 15 SEP 2004
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Volume 2, Issue 2, pages 72–81, February 1990
How to Cite
Blümich, B., Hagemeyer, A., Schaefer, D., Schmidt-Rohr, K. and Spiess, H. W. (1990), Solid State NMR spectroscopy in polymer science. Adv. Mater., 2: 72–81. doi: 10.1002/adma.19900020203
Most of the work reported here has been done in the Nmr laboratory of the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research. We acknowledge the con-tributions of Prof. Dr. Y. Yang and Dipl.-Chem. M. Schuster (Fig. 10), and Dipl.-Chem. P. Blümler (Fig. 13) and thank Mr. M. Hehn, Mr. F. Keller and Dipl.-Ing. H. Raich for taking care of the spectrometers. The financial support of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft is gratefully acknowldged.
- Issue published online: 15 SEP 2004
- Article first published online: 15 SEP 2004
- Manuscript Received: 25 AUG 1989
- Inverse Hole Burning;
- Polymer Morphology;
- Reorientation Dynamics;
- Molecular Order;
- NMR Imaging
The properties of solid polymers are determined to a large extent by the structure, order, and dynamics of the molecules which make up the polymers on a molecular scale as well as by the morphological domain structure involving the size and type of crystalline, amorphous and interfacial phases. Solid state NMR spectroscopy is a method particularly suited to the investigation of the properties of individual molecules since their resonance frequency depends on the structure and on the orientation of a molecular segment in the magnetic field. In addition, morphological aspects can be studied by following the spin diffusion between individual phases. This review covers NMR techniques devised recently to address such polymer specific questions.