Jørgen Skibsted

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The calcium silicate hydrate (C-S-H) phase resulting from hydration of a white Portland cement (wPc) in water and in a 0.3 M NaAlO(2) solution has been investigated at 14 and 11 hydration times, respectively, ranging from 6 h to 1 year by (27)Al and (29)Si MAS NMR spectroscopy. (27)Al MAS NMR spectra recorded at 7.05, 9.39, 14.09, and 21.15 T have allowed a(More)
The transition towards a sustainable and reliable energy system capable of meeting the increasing energy demands is considered one of the greatest challenges in the 21st century. However, one of the major obstacles is that renewable energy sources are unevenly distributed both geographically and over time, and most countries need to integrate several(More)
Nanoparticles of NaAlH(4) have been infiltrated in nanoporous carbon aerogel with TiCl(3) nanoparticles in order to explore possible synergetic effects between nanoconfinement and a functionalized catalytic scaffold. Resorcinol formaldehyde carbon aerogels with an average pore size of 17 nm and total pore volume of 1.26 mL/g were infiltrated with TiCl(3) to(More)
The structure and thermal decomposition of Y(BH(4))(3) is studied by in situ synchrotron radiation powder X-ray diffraction (SR-PXD), (11)B MAS NMR spectroscopy, and thermal analysis (thermogravimetric analysis/differential scanning calorimetry). The samples were prepared via a metathesis reaction between LiBH(4) and YCl(3) in different molar ratios(More)
The refinement of borate structures using DFT calculations combined with experimental (11)B quadrupole coupling parameters from solid-state NMR spectroscopy is presented. The (11)B electric field gradient (EFG) tensors, calculated using the WIEN2k software for trigonal and tetrahedral boron sites in a series of model compounds, exhibit a convincing linear(More)
Experimental strategies for the acquisition of high-quality 14N magic-angle spinning (MAS) NMR spectra of the simple amino acids, which exhibit 14N quadrupole coupling constants (C(Q)) on the order of 1.2 MHz, are devised. These are the first useful 14N MAS spectra reported for nitrogen compounds having a C(Q)(14N) value in excess of 1 MHz. The complete(More)
Nanoconfinement is a promising technique to improve the properties of nanomaterials such as the kinetics for hydrogen release and uptake and the stability during cycling. Here we present a systematic study of nanoconfined NaAlH4 in nanoporous scaffolds with increasing surface area and pore volume and almost constant pore sizes in the range of 8 to 11 nm. A(More)
The applicability, reliability, and repeatability of 29Si MAS NMR for determination of the quantities of alite (Ca3SiO5) and belite (Ca2SiO4) in anhydrous Portland cement was investigated in detail for 11 commercial Portland cements and the results compared with phase quantifications based on powder X-ray diffraction combined with Rietveld analysis and with(More)
Fourteen solvent- and halide-free ammine rare-earth metal borohydrides M(BH4)3·nNH3, M = Y, Gd, Dy, n = 7, 6, 5, 4, 2, and 1, have been synthesized by a new approach, and their structures as well as chemical and physical properties are characterized. Extensive series of coordination complexes with systematic variation in the number of ligands are presented,(More)