Steve's paper "A High-Resolution Natural Abundance 33S MAS NMR Study of the Cementitious Mineral Ettringite" has been published in Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. [Get Reprint].
Smita and Steve's paper "Spin-Locking of Half-Integer Quadrupolar Nuclei in NMR of Solids: The Far Off-Resonance Case" has finally been published in Solid State Nucl. Magn. Reson. [Get Reprint].
Steve attended the 10th Postgraduate Meeting of the RSC NMR Discussion Group held at the University of Strathclyde (22 June 2017).
Dr Valerie Seymour has joined the solid-state NMR research team in Lancaster. Valerie will work mainly with Professor Mark Smith but will also collaborate with Dr John Griffin and Steve.
Steve and Sabu attended the 7th Annual Symposium of the UK 850 MHz Solid-State NMR Facility on 6 April 2017, which was held this year at the University of Warwick. Sabu gave a talk entitled "Heterogeneous Biocatalytic Systems: Towards High-Resolution Atomic-Level Structural Characterisation Using MAS NMR".
The paper "A Multinuclear NMR Study of Six Forms of AlPO-34: Structure and Motional Broadening" has been been published in J. Phys. Chem. C [Get Reprint]. Among a whole host of authors are Steve, his former DPhil/PhD students Sharon Ashbrook and Teresa Kurkiewicz, his current Lancaster colleague John Griffin, and his former Exeter (now Warwick) colleague Richard Walton.
Funding for the UK 850 MHz Solid-State NMR Facility has been confirmed until January 2020 after receiving an excellent (6/6) evaluation from EPSRC.
Somewhat implausibly, Steve has been awarded "Top Reviewer in 2016" status by the Journal of Magnetic Resonance [See Certificate].
The 4.7 T magnet during a liquid helium fill