To study the reorientational motion of the anions and the translational diffusion of Na+ cations in the mixed borohydride-amide Na 2(BH4)(NH2) showing fast-ion conduction, we have measured the 1H, 11B, and 23Na NMR spectra and spin-lattice relaxation rates in this compound over broad ranges of temperature (6-480 K) and the resonance frequency (14-132.3 MHz). At low temperatures (T < 190 K), the proton spin-lattice relaxation rate is governed by fast reorientations of BH4 groups. This reorientational process can be satisfactorily described in terms of a Gaussian distribution of the activation energies with the average Ea value of 74 ± 7 meV. Above 250 K, the measured proton spin-lattice relaxation rate originates from two other (slower) reorientational jump processes characterized by the average activation energies of 340 ± 9 meV and 559 ± 7 meV. The 23Na spin-lattice relaxation data in the high-temperature region are governed by translational diffusion of Na+ ions, which is consistent with high Na-ion conductivity in Na2(BH4)(NH2).
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- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Surfaces, Coatings and Films