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Jørgen Skibsted

Solid-state NMR in inorganic chemistry: developments of new sustainable materials

Our research focusses on applications and developments of solid-state NMR in structural studies of inorganic materials. The main attention is given to less-crystalline and amorphous systems, guest-ion incorporation in functional materials and quantitative experiments in studies of reaction kinetics, where solid-state NMR often can provide unique information, complementary to other analytical tools.

A major research area is the development of new sustainable cement-based materials, which will be produced with a substantial reduction in CO2 emissions. In addition, we explore carbonation of minerals and re-carbonation of end-of-life concrete as Carbon Capture and Utilization (CCU) approaches to capture CO2 from point sources (e.g. the exhaust gas from power plants) and store it a geological time scale.

 

Other areas of research include heterogeneous catalysts and zeolites (for production of bio-fuels), glasses, and borohydrides for hydrogen storage and ion conductors in battery materials.