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SOLID STATE NUCLEAR MAGNETIC CENTRE of the E.S.P.C.I.

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The Ecole Superieure de Physique et de Chimie Industrielles of the City of Paris (ESPCI) has a Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Centre (NMR) devoted to the study of Solids. Three upgrated spectrometers  (nominal  frequencies 100, 300 & 500 MHz) are available with numerous probes working at different frequencies. Specific probes use the magic angle spinning (MAS) method. This enable to observe a large variety of nucleus. This significant tool is perfectly adapted to the analysis of the properties of materials both for fundamental and applied research. The domain of application is very large from superconductors, cements, concrete, composite materials, polymers, ceramics, catalysts & bioceramics. Nuclear magnetic resonance spectra caracterize the electronic environment and thus the chemical bounding of  non nul spin nucleus (1H, 13C, 17O, 23Na, 27Al, 29Si, 31P, 43Ca, etc...). It permits a description of  the local organisation and to analyse the local dynamic of a group of atoms. This method is non only efficient for the determination of the atomic properties of the materials but it also helps to understand some mecanical properties.
The last spectrometer, which was build by Bruker ,  was funded by  the Region Ile-de-France, the City of Paris, the IDEST, the Ministere de le Recherche, the LANGLOIS Foundation and the CNRS.
The NMR Centre of the ESPCI is devoted to fundamental and applied research.  By vocation, it serves the academic and industrial research community via collaborations with the different groups belonging the Ecole Supérieurede Physique et de Chimie Industrielles de la Ville de PARIS (ESPCI).
This Centre is shared by the following groups
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Laboratoire de Physique Quantique Unité de Recherche Associée au CNRS FRE 2312
    Jean-Baptiste d'Espinose; e-mail : Jean-Baptiste.dEspinose@espci.fr
    Bruno Bresson ; e-mail : Bruno.Bresson@espci.fr
    33 1 40 79 45 35 ; fax 33 1 40 79 47 44

Laboratoire de Physique Thermique Unité Mixte de Recherche associée au CNRS n° 7636
    Professeur Mme H. Zanni ; e-mail : Helene.Zanni@espci.fr
    33 1 40 79 44 01 ; fax 33 1 40 79 44 25
    Professeur J. Leblond jacques.leblond@espci.fr
    33 1 40 79 44 07 ; fax 33 1 40 79 44 25

Laboratoire de Physique du Solide
    Mme A. Trokiner Maître de Conférences arlette.trokiner@espci.fr
    33 1 40 79 44 08 ; fax 33 1 40 79 44 25

Laboratoire de Physico-Chimie Structurale et MacromoléculaireUnité Mixte de Recherche associée au CNRS n° 7615
    Professeur L. Monnerie lucien.monnerie@espci.fr
    33 1 40 79 45 13 ; fax 33 1 40 79 46 86
    Professeur Mme F. Lauprêtre francoise.laupretre@espci.fr
    33 1 46 87 35 93 ; fax 33 46 75 04 33 86 CECM.CNRS. 15, rue George Urbain. 94407 Vitry/Seine Cedex