Structure of ancient glass by 29Si magic angle spinning NMR

Bradford, Henry, Ryder, Amy, Henderson, Julian and Titman, Jeremy J. (2018) Structure of ancient glass by 29Si magic angle spinning NMR. Chemistry - A European Journal, 24 (29). pp. 7474-7479. ISSN 1521-3765

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29Si magic angle spinning (MAS) NMR spectroscopy is applied for the first time to the structural analysis of ancient glass samples obtained from archaeological excavations. The results show that it is possible to establish the distribution of Si environments in ancient glass by 29Si MAS NMR, so long as the concentrations of magnetic impurities, such as Mn and Fe oxides, are low. In general good agreement has been obtained with compositions found using electron probe microanalysis. In addition, the 29Si MAS NMR data reveal structural differences between glasses manufactured at separate ancient sites.

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Additional Information: This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Henry Bradford, Amy Ryder, Prof. Julian Henderson, Dr. Jeremy J. Titman Structure of Ancient Glass by 29Si Magic Angle Spinning NMR Spectroscopy (2018). Chemistry – A European Journal v. 24, no. 29 p. 7474-7479which has been published in final form at This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving.
Keywords: Magic angle spinning; Nuclear magnetic resonance; Glass; Structure; Archaeology
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham, UK > Faculty of Arts > School of Humanities > Department of Archaeology
University of Nottingham, UK > Faculty of Science > School of Chemistry
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Depositing User: Titman, Jeremy
Date Deposited: 21 Mar 2018 08:34
Last Modified: 04 May 2020 19:37

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