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Cory Widdifield
Ph.D. (Chemistry), University of Ottawa, Dave Bryce

Started M.Sc. Sept. 2004 - Completed Sept. 2006
Other degrees completed:
B.Sc. (Hons.) in Chemistry, 2004 and B. Ed. in 2007
Other information: Fourth year project student, USRA 2002-4, PGS M 2005-6
Previous Research Focus: Sensitivity Enhancement in Solid-State NMR of Half-Integer Quadrupolar Nuclei; NMR and XRD Studies of Polymeric Metallocenes; Signal Enhancement in Solid-State NMR.
Current position: Ph.D. candidate with David Bryce at the University of Ottawa


C.M. Widdifield, J.A. Tang, C.L.B. Macdonald and R.W. Schurko, 2007. Investigation of Structure and Dynamics in the Sodium Metallocenes CpNa and CpNaTHF via Solid-State NMR, X-ray Diffraction and Computational Modelling. Magn. Reson. Chem.  45, S116S128 Invited paper - Special issue: New techniques in solid-state NMR

E. Kogut, J.A. Tang, A.J. Lough, C.M. Widdifield, R.W. Schurko and U. Fekl, 2006.  Neutral High-Potential Nickel Triad Bisdithiolenes: Structure and Solid-State NMR Properties of Pt[S2C2(CF3)2]2Inorg. Chem., 45, 8850-8852.  (DOI)

C.M. Widdifield and R.W. Schurko, 2005.  A Solid-State 39K and 13C NMR Study of Polymeric Potassium Metallocenes.   J. Phys. Chem. A, 109, 6865-6876.  (DOI)

R.W. Schurko, I. Hung and C.M. Widdifield, 2003.  Signal Enhancement in NMR Spectra of Half-Integer Quadrupolar Nuclei via DFS-QCPMG and RAPT-QCPMG Pulse Sequences. Chem. Phys. Lett., 379, 1-10.  (DOI)


A detailed CV (doc)

Cory's M.Sc. Thesis: "On the Origins of NMR Interaction Tensors" (pdf)

A Maple worksheet that simplifies determining Euler angles from Gaussian output (mws) (right click to save this file, and open with Maple)


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