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Our research is motivated by questions in material science for which we develop and use advanced characterization tools based on magnetic resonance.

We aim to understand how the composition of materials affects their functionality and how we can control their functionality through deviation from ideal stoichiometry. In particular we are interested in materials for energy storage and conversion and in the effect of interfacial chemistry on the functionality of electrode and electrolyte materials. 

  To answer these questions we use a wide range of magnetic resonance techniques: solid state NMR, Electron Paramagnetic Resonance (EPR) and Dynamic Nuclear Polarization (DNP). NMR and EPR provide insight into local order, chemical bonding and composition and allow probing dynamic processes in a wide range of time-scales. DNP is used to boost the sensitivity of ssNMR measurements and can provide selectivity to the surface.

 

We are always looking for excellent, curious and enthusiastic students (MSc and PhD) and postdoctoral fellows with interest in materials and magnetic resonance. If you would like to join the group - contact Michal Leskes for details.