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In situ NMR setups

In situ NMR/MRI accessories

We offer in situ cells and tools, shielding equipment, cell attachments, complete setups and user training for solid-state in situ NMR and MRI investigations on energy storage materials, e.g. batteries, electrochemical cells, and supercapacitors. Please do not hesitate to contact us for details or if you wish to discuss options.


Plastic cell capsule

  • Modular cylindrical plastic casing to assemble electrochemical cells
  • Comprising three plastic parts (top, bottom, and capsule OD 11 mm)
  • Encapsulated to hold cell parts in place and produce pressure
  • Suited for solenoid coil ID 11 mm
  • Sealing: Reusable O-rings and two-component glue
  • Sealing: Reusable putty-like pressure-sensitive adhesive
  • Electrochemistry setup:
  • Current collector Al and Cu wire and mesh
  • Glass fibre separator sheets
  • Viton and Teflon spacer sheets (to increase pressure inside cell)
  • Options:
  • Tubing in/outlet in bottom part (flow-option) suited for tubing of OD 1.5 mm (e.g. ID 0.8)
  • Plastic cell capsule LONG with flow-option (L 40 mm, cavity 27×6 mm)


Plastic cell capsule dis/assembly tool

  • Quick and easy assembly of the plastic cell capsule in three steps
  • Prevents misalignment and ripped-off current collectors
  • Suited for the glovebox


In situ NMR/MRI setup

  • Two-ports in situ setup for static NMR/MRI probes
  • Setup to attach electrochemical cells inside the coil
  • Multiple ways to connect to external potentiostat/cycler
  • Non-magnetic cables coming from the top inside the magnet bore
  • Highly shielded to prevent interferences of NMR and electrochemistry
  • Suitable to get an existing static NMR probe "in situ" ready
  • Magnet shielding plate for wide-bore or narrow-bore magnet
  • Details on the dimensions to be defined by the customer
  • Two connectors and three low pass filters
  • Three-way in situ cell adapter (clip, solder, or through-hole connection)
  • Suitable for plastic cells capsule or different cell designs
  • Two shielded cables (connectors: shield—cycler)
  • Two shielded, non-magnetic cables (connectors: shield—adapter)
  • Option: three-ports in situ setup for static NMR/MRI probes



User training "NMR on battery materials"

  • Includes an in situ NMR kit of > 30 parts
  • Detailed hands-on training on the assembly of electrochemical cells (incl. plastic bag cells and plastic cell capsule)
  • Scientific discussions and hands-on training on the preparation and choice of electrode materials; e.g. self-standing film preparation, metal anodes, and electrolytes
  • Assembly of a symmetrical Li—LP30—Li cell (bag cell or plastic cell capsule) and setup of in situ NMR measurement on both the metal and electrolyte peak using automatic tuning and matching
  • Please note, NMR SERVICE provides all the equipment to assemble the cells but no chemicals; i.e. the user needs to have metal anode, electrolyte, and active material ready. In addition, parts of this user training require access to an Argon glove box. NMR SERVICE is happy to consult on the purchase of chemicals/materials via email, phone, or video call.


Further readings / applications

K. Kitada, O. Pecher, P. C. M. M. Magusin, M. F. Groh, R. S. Weatherup, C. P. Grey. Unravelling the Reaction Mechanism of SiO Anodes for Li-ion Batteries by Combining in situ 7Li and ex situ 7Li/29Si Solid-state NMR Spectroscopy. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2019, 141(17), 7014-7027. DOI: 10.1021/jacs.9b01589

Pieter C. M. M. Magusin, Ieuan Seymour, Oliver Pecher, Clare P. Grey. NMR on Electrochemical Storage Materials (Chapter 11). New Developments in NMR No. 15, Modern Methods in Solid-state NMR: A Practitioner’s Guide (Editor Paul Hodgkinson). The Royal Society of Chemistry, 09 April 2018. Print ISBN 978-1-78262-854-5; PDF eISBN: 978-1-78801-046-7; ePubeISBN: 978-1-78801-419-9.

L. E. Marbella and O. Pecher. Einblicke in Echtzeit: Untersuchungen an Batteriematerialien. (English: Real-time Insights: Investigations on Battery Materials). Nachr. Chem. 2017, 65, 1213-1218. DOI: 10.1002/nadc.20174067376

J. M. Stratford, M. Mayo, P. K. Allan, O. Pecher, O. J. Borkiewicz, K. M. Wiaderek, K. A. Chapman, C. J. Pickard, A. J. Morris, C. P. Grey. Investigating Sodium Storage Mechanisms in Tin Anodes: A Combined Pair Distribution Function Analysis, Density Functional Theory and Solid-State NMR Approach. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2017, 139 (21), 7273-7286. DOI: 10.1021/jacs.7b01398

O. Pecher, D. M. Halat, J. Lee, Z. Liu, K. J. Griffith, M. Braun, C. P. Grey. Enhanced efficiency of solid-state NMR investigations of energy materials via the external Automatic Tuning/Matching (eATM) robot. J. Magn. Reson. 2017, 275, 127-136. DOI: 10.1016/j.jmr.2016.12.008

O. Pecher, J. Carretero-González, K. J. Griffith, C. P. Grey. Materials’ Methods: NMR in Battery Research. Chem. Mater. 2017, 29, 213-242. DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemmater.6b03183

J. M. Stratford, P. K. Allan, O. Pecher, P. A. Chater, C. P. Grey. Mechanistic insights into sodium storage in hard carbon anodes using local structure probes. Chem. Commun. 2016, 52, 12430-12433. DOI: 10.1039/C6CC06990H

O. Pecher, P. M. Bayley, H. Liu , Z. Liu, N. M. Trease, C. P. Grey. Automatic Tuning Matching Cycler (ATMC) in situ NMR spectroscopy as a novel approach for real-time investigations of Li- and Na-ion batteries. J. Magn. Reson. 2016, 265, 200-209. DOI: 10.1016/j.jmr.2016.02.008


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