February 15, 2024
Book Chapter

High-Field Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) Spectroscopy


Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) is a non-destructive spectroscopic technique that provides detailed molecular structural information via the electronic environments of nuclei in materials. Higher magnetic field strengths enhance the resolution of NMR, enabling discernment of unique chemical environments that might not be possible at low fields. Herein, the application of high-field NMR to catalyst and electrochemical system characterization are detailed. A brief description of NMR and quadrupolar nuclei are presented where the effects of magnetic field are described. Examples of high-field NMR are provided with particular focus on employing NMR to elucidate the structure of oxides of aluminum and vanadium for catalyst applications. The role of high-field NMR to conduct challenging experiments for energy storage materials is also explored and numerous other nuclei which require high-field measurement are briefly summarized.

Published: February 15, 2024


Jaegers N.R., N.M. Washton, Y. Wang, and J.Z. Hu. 2023. High-Field Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) Spectroscopy. In Springer Handbook of Advanced Catalyst Characterization, edited by I.E. Wachs and M.A. Banares. 757-785. Cham:Springer Handbooks, Springer. PNNL-SA-149937. doi:10.1007/978-3-031-07125-6_34