Thibault Charpentier

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A new approach involving the creation of triple-quantum (TQ) coherences from both TQ and central transitions (CT) is investigated, in order to enhance the efficiency of triple-quantum excitation for I=3/2 nuclei. The RIACT excitation scheme, a soft pi/2 and hard spin-locking pulse, is shown to induce both adiabatic coherence transfer between CT and TQ(More)
Porous composite powders, prepared by spray drying of silica and polybromostyrene nanoparticles, were calcined at various temperatures up to 750 degrees C. The structure in these powders are quantitatively investigated by ultra small-angle X-ray scattering, thermogravimetric analysis, and nuclear magnetic resonance measurements. It has been found that the(More)
The purpose of this paper is to investigate the interplay between the chemical shielding anisotropy and quadrupole interaction in MQMAS spectra. 59Co in the compounds Na3Co(NO2)6 and trans-Co[(en2)(NO2)2]NO3 provides model systems for such an investigation. Furthermore, only few results have been reported on the application of the MQMAS method to a spin I =(More)
In 2001, Mauri and Pickard introduced the gauge including projected augmented wave (GIPAW) method that enabled for the first time the calculation of all-electron NMR parameters in solids, i.e. accounting for periodic boundary conditions. The GIPAW method roots in the plane wave pseudopotential formalism of the density functional theory (DFT), and avoids the(More)
An integrated computational method which couples classical molecular dynamics simulations with density functional theory calculations is used to simulate the solid-state NMR spectra of amorphous CaSiO(3). Two CaSiO(3) glass models are obtained by shell-model molecular dynamics simulations, successively relaxed at the GGA-PBE level of theory. The calculation(More)
Boron-11 and silicon-29 NMR spectra of xSiO(2)-(1-x)B(2)O(3) glasses (x=0.40, 0.80 and 0.83) have been calculated using a combination of molecular dynamics (MD) simulations with density functional theory (DFT) calculations of NMR parameters. Structure models of 200 atoms have been generated using classical force fields and subsequently relaxed at the(More)
The production of molecular hydrogen in the radiolysis of dried or hydrated nanoporous controlled-pore glasses (CPG) has been carefully studied using 10 MeV electron irradiation at high dose rate. In all cases, the H2 yield increases when the pore size decreases. Moreover, the yields measured in dried materials are two orders of magnitude smaller than those(More)
⁴³Ca MQMAS NMR spectra of three silica-based glasses in which Ca²⁺ ions play different structural roles have been collected and processed in order to extract the underlying NMR parameter distributions. The NMR parameters have been interpreted with the help of molecular dynamics simulations and DFT-GIPAW calculations. This synergetic(More)
Calcium silicate hydrate (C-S-H) is the main constituent of hydrated cement paste and determines its cohesive properties. Because of the environmental impact of cement industry, it is more and more common to replace a part of the clinker in cement by secondary cementitious materials (SCMs). These SCMs are generally alumina-rich and as a consequence some(More)
For the structural determination of a ligand bound to an amorphous macromolecular system, solid-state NMR can be used to provide interatomic distances. It is shown here that selective labeling in discrete locations with tritium enables accurate measurement of long-range distances owing to the high gyromagnetic ratio of this nucleus, without structural(More)