Andreas Brinkmann

Andreas Brinkmann

About myself: I am currently a Senior Research Officer in the Organic Chemical Metrology group in the Metrology Research Centre of the National Research Council Canada in Ottawa. Please check my ORCID iD iconORCID profile.

About my research: I develop solid-state NMR techniques for quantitative analysis (qNMR) and to characterize advanced materials in emerging technologies across a wide range of natural and synthetic advanced materials. These materials include natural and synthetic nano- and mesoporous materials for gas sequestration and storage such as gas hydrates, minerals, aluminates and zeolites, quantum dots for light harvesting, modern battery materials, fuel cell membranes, various hydrides for hydrogen storage applications, modern pharmaceutical compounds and polymers.

Please don't hesitate to contact me with your specific materials characterization problem, or if you would like to work with me as co-op, summer student or visitor.

27th August 2018

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Our paper entitled “Capturing Elusive Polymorphs of Curcumin: A Structural Characterization and Computational Study” has been published in Crystal Growth & Design.

Two polymorphs of curcumin (monoclinic and orthorhombic forms) were obtained and characterized. The crystal structure of the orthorhombic form was redetermined and 13C and 1H solid-state NMR spectra assigned, based on the 2D 13C–1H HETCOR nuclear magnetic resonance experiment and GIPAW density functional theory calculations. We demonstrate the importance of combined experimental and computational approach in the characterization of polymorphs in bulk samples.

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29th April 2018

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My paper entitled “Introduction to Average Hamiltonian Theory. I. Basics” has been published in the special issue of Concepts in Magnetic Resonance in honor of Alex Bain.

The goal of this paper is to introduce average Hamiltonian theory in a rigorous but educational manner. The application to two composite pulses in NMR spectroscopy is used to demonstrate important aspects of average Hamiltonian theory.

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19th May 2017

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Our paper entitled “Solid-state 17O NMR reveals hydrogen bonding energetics: Not all low-barrier hydrogen bonds are strong” has been published in the Special Issue: 100th Anniversary of the Canadian Society for Chemistry of Angewandte Chemie International Edition.

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12th December 2016

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Our paper entitled “Optimisation of excitation schemes for 14N overtone MAS NMR using numerically exact simulations” has been accepted for publication in the special issue of Solid State Nuclear Magnetic Resonanc dedicated to Jean-Paul Amoureux.

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Dr. Andreas Brinkmann
NRC Metrology
National Research Council Canada
W. G. Schneider Building (M40)
1200 Montreal Road
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0R6
Canada
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Fax. +1-613-990-1555
Andreas.Brinkmann@nrc-cnrc.gc.ca