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Sharon Elizabeth Marie Ashbrook

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Sharon Elizabeth Marie Ashbrook
Postal address:
School of Chemistry
Purdie Building
North Haugh
St Andrews
United Kingdom

E-mail: sema@st-andrews.ac.uk

Direct phone: +44 (0)1334 463779

Research overview

Our research aims to combine high-resolution multinuclear Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) spectroscopy with periodic first-principles calculations to investigate structure, order and dynamics in the solid state. Research involves the development of new experiments, implementation and improvement of existing experiments and the application to systems of interest in chemistry, geology and materials science. Particular emphasis is given to nuclei which possess a nuclear electric quadrupole moment, such as 17-O, 23-Na or 27-Al, which account for over 75% of all NMR-accessible nuclides. Current areas of interest include high-pressure minerals, microporous framework materials and ceramic materials proposed for the encapsulation of nuclear waste.

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