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Polymer aging and compatibility, NMR spectroscopy of solid, liquid, and gas phase systems, NMR probe design and hardware development, optically pumped NMR and optically detected magnetic resonance. Specific interests include polymer dynamics, advanced material characterization, chemical and nuclear nonproliferation, development of benchtop and portable NMR systems, and studies of environmental systems.
Gjersing, E., S. Chinn, R. S. Maxwell, J. Herberg, E. Eastwood, D. Bowen, and T. Stephens, “Investigation of Network Heterogeneities in Filled, Trimodal, Highly Functional PDMS Networks by 1H Multiple Quantum NMR,” Macromolecules (2006) in press.
Maxwell, R., S. Chinn, R. Gee, B. Balazs, N. Lacevic, J. Herberg, E. Gjersing, M. Patel, H. Wheeler, and M. Wilson, “Reassessing Polymer Lifetime Prediction Methods with Improved Characterization and Diagnostics,” submitted to the American Chemistry Society Pacifichem Proceedings (2006).
Herberg, J. L., S. C. Chinn, A. M. Sawvel, E. L. Gjersing, and R. S. Maxwell, “Characterization of Local Deformation in Filled-Silicone Elastomers Subject to High Strain - NMR MOUSE and Magnetic Resonance Imaging as a Diagnostic Tool for Detection of Inhomogeneities,” Polymer Degradation and Stability 91, 1701 (2006).
Chinn, S. C., S. DeTeresa, A. Shields, A. Sawvel, B. Balazs, and R. S. Maxwell, “Chemical Origins of Permanent Set in a Peroxide Cured Filled Silicone Elastomer – Tensile and 1H NMR Analysis,” Polymer Degradation and Stabilitiy 91, 555 (2006).
Patel, M., A. Swain, J. Cunningham, R. S. Maxwell, and S. C. Chinn, “Multinuclear NMR Characterization of the Degradation of Poly(m-carborane-siloxane) Elastomers Exposed to Heat and Gamma Radiation,” Polymer Degradation and Stability 91, 541 (2006).
Chinn, S. C., T. S. Wilson, and R. S. Maxwell, “Multinuclear Analysis of Radiation Induced Degradation in FPC-461 Fluoropolymers by Variable Temperature NMR,” Polymer Degradation and Stability 91, 548 (2006).
Maxwell, R. S., S. C. Chinn, D. Solyom, and R. Cohenour, “Radiation Induced Degradation in a Silica-Filled Silicone Elastomer as Investigated by Multiple Quantum 1H NMR,” Macromolecules 38, 7026 (2005).
Sawvel, A. M., S. C. Chinn, W. L. Bourcier, and R. S. Maxwell, “Local Structure of Amorphous (PbO)x [(B2O3)1-z (Al2O3)z] y (SiO2) y Dielectric Materials by Multinuclear Solid State NMR,” Chemistry of Materials 17, 1493 (2005).
Baumann.T., S. C. Chinn, R. S. Maxwell, and J. Satcher, “Synthesis and Structural Characterization of Low Density Aluminum Oxide Aerogel Monoliths,” Chemistry of Materials 17, 395 (2005).
Chinn, S. C., J. H. Herberg, A. M. Sawvel, and R. S. Maxwell, “Solid State NMR Measurements for Preliminary Lifetime Assessments in g-Irradiated and Thermally Aged Siloxane Elastomers,” MRS Symposium Proc. 851, NN11.6.1 (2004).
Cureton-Chinn, S., P. B. Kelly, and M. P. Augustine, “Energy Transfer Dynamics of High Pressure Rovibrationally Excited H2,” submitted to Journal of Chemical Physics.
Cureton-Chinn, S., P. B. Kelly, M. P. Augustine, “Magnetic Sublevel Specific Stimulated Raman Pumping of Molecular H2 Gas,” Journal of Chemical Physics116, 4837 (2002).
Cureton, S. M., S. Vyas, P. B. Kelly, and M. P. Augustine, “Measurement of the Raman Polarizability Anisotropy for the v = 1 Pure Rotational Raman Transition in H2 by Rotational Raman Spectroscopy,” Molecular Physics 98, 349 (2000).