Solid-state NMR

Solid-state nuclear magnetic resonance (ssNMR) spectroscopy is a variant of the NMR spectroscopy technique used for molecular structure determination, where the experimental sample is contained in media with little or no mobility (such as, a crystalline or powder state, membrane-bound system or aligned solution).

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  • News & Views |

    Elucidating the reaction mechanism of a catalytic process is very challenging. Now, advanced solid-state nuclear magnetic resonance experiments demonstrate the importance of oxygenates to regulate the conversion of synthesis gas over an oxide–zeolite-based bifunctional catalyst material.

    • Marc Baldus
    •  & Bert M. Weckhuysen
    Nature Catalysis 5, 584-585
  • Research Highlights |

    An article in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences reports a surface treatment method that enables biocompatible, versatile and chemically stable functionalization of diamond quantum sensors.

    • Sadra Bakhshandeh
  • Research Highlights |

    A newly developed method allows structure elucidation of proteins inside intact mammalian cells, using solid-state NMR spectroscopy.

    • Arunima Singh
    Nature Methods 16, 676
  • News & Views |

    Sporopollenin, which encapsulates gametes in spore and pollen grains, is probably the most chemically inert biopolymer. This inertness is essential for gamete protection, but also hinders the elucidation of sporopollenin molecular structure. Now, the macromolecular network forming sporopollenin is described in unprecedented detail.

    • Paula Guzmán-Delgado
    •  & Maciej A. Zwieniecki
  • News & Views |

    Generating pure spin currents is a necessary part of many spintronic devices. Now there is a new mechanism for doing this, utilizing nuclear spin waves.

    • Claudia K. A. Mewes
    Nature Physics 15, 8-9