Solid-state NMR is a spectroscopic method that uses a microscopic approach to study the local surrounding of an NMR active nucleus. Combined with computational chemistry, powder diffraction, dynamic nuclear polarization and related techniques it has evolved into one of the most powerful characterization techniques for heterogeneous or disordered materials. Furthermore by virtue of magnetic field gradients a non-destructive characterization of the spatial organization of materials (imaging) is feasible. Its applications range from the investigation of electro-ceramics over polymers, organic and inorganic glasses to bioinorganic hybrid materials and many others.
The goal of the proposed symposium is to bring together the leading experts of these techniques and make the general materials science community aware of the cutting edge of current developments in this field. In particular we envision talks about battery materials, inorganic glasses, ionic conductors, hybrid materials, porous materials and spatially localized structures in materials.