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Welcome to The University of Warwick's Solid State NMR Group


1 The MR hall in Millburn House contains 11 magnets for solid-state NMR and DNP from 2.3 Tesla up to 20 Tesla, with a large array of probes for MAS (rotor diameter 0.8 mm (100 kHz spinning) upwards) as well as static NMR and DOR. A 700 MHz solid-state NMR spectrometer is also housed in the NMR hall in the MAS building.
The multidepartment group has a wide range of solid-state NMR research interests encompassing the development of multinuclear solid-state NMR methodology and pulse-sequences combined with calculations and application to materials science, biological solids and pharmaceuticals and supramolecular chemistry. 2

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21st December 2016
Nature Communications paper published

 A Nature Communications paper Folding of xylan onto cellulose fibrils in plant cell walls revealed by solid-state NMR showed that xylan, which forms a threefold helical screw in solution, flattens into a twofold helical screw ribbon to bind intimately to cellulose microfibrils in the plant cell wall solving a long-standing mystery of how key sugars in cells bind to form strong, indigestible materials. The research, led by Ray Dupree and his son Paul (University of Cambridge), was highlighted in a University press release entitled ‘Glue’ that makes plant cell walls strong could hold the key to wooden skyscrapers. Other Warwick authors are Steven, Ann-Christin and Oigres.

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