studied physics at the Technical University in Berlin. After working for an M.Sc. as a Fulbright Scholar at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York, he obtained a German Masters Degree in 1977 and a Ph.D. in 1981 in physical chemistry at the technical University in Berlin. Following a NATO fellowship in Canada he worked with Prof. H. W Spiess at the University of Bayreuth, 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. His research activities include 2D solid-state NMR and NMR imaging for material science. He currently serves on the executive committee of the Experimental NMR Conference (ENC) and on the board ofthe magnetic resonance spectroscopy division of the Society of German Chemists (GDCh).
Solid-state NMR of Heterogeneous Materials†
Article first published online: 15 SEP 2004
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Volume 3, Issue 5, pages 237–245, May 1991
How to Cite
Blümich, B. (1991), Solid-state NMR of Heterogeneous Materials. Adv. Mater., 3: 237–245. doi: 10.1002/adma.19910030504
It is a pleasure to acknowledge the contributions of K. Schmidt-Rohr, N. Egger, J. Clauss, P, Blümler, E. Günther, G. Schauss, as well as the contributions and support of Prof. H. W. Spiess of this work. The work has benefitted from samples supplied by the following companies: Hoechst, frankfurt (ultem/hostatec blend); siemens, erlangen (an epoxy-polyol block copolymer); shell, amsterdarn (peb tubes); and bayer, leverkusen (vulcanized carbon-black-filled natural rubber). Fig. 11 was kindly provided by bruker analytische meßtechnik, rheinstetten.
- Issue published online: 15 SEP 2004
- Article first published online: 15 SEP 2004
- Manuscript Received: 22 AUG 1990
- NMR Imaging;
- Solid-State MAS NMR;
- Nondestructive Testing;
- Spin Diffusion
Most solid matrials are hetorogeneous on a microscopic or a microscopic scale, or both. Examoles of hetrogeneties are the phase structure of incompatible polymers, pores in ceramics, distributions in mechanical stress, variations in molecular order and mobility of extruded polymers, and chemical composition in composite materials. Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy has unique capabilities for detailed characterization of such hetrogeneities: Microscopic structures between 1 nm and 200 nm can be investigated in spin-diffusion studies, whereas macroscopic structures above 10 μm can be analyzed in imaging experiments.