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Nuclear Magnetic Resonance and Relaxation - Brian Cowan

Nuclear Magnetic Resonance and Relaxation

Hardcover Published: 28th April 1997
ISBN: 9780521303934
Number Of Pages: 460

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This book provides an introduction to the general principles of nuclear magnetic resonance and relaxation, concentrating on simple models and their application. The concepts of relaxation and the time domain are particularly emphasised. Some relatively advanced topics are treated, but the approach is graduated and all points of potential difficulty are carefully explained. An introductory classical discussion of relaxation is followed by a quantum-mechanical treatment. Only when the principles of relaxation are firmly established is the density operator approach introduced; and then its power becomes apparent. A selection of case studies is considered in depth, providing applications of the ideas developed in the text. There are a number of appendices, including one on random functions. This treatment of one of the most important experimental techniques in modern science will be of great value to final-year undergraduates, graduate students and researchers using nuclear magnetic resonance, particularly physicists, and especially those involved in the study of condensed matter physics.

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'This book is clearly intended for, and readable by, physicists ... a good read ... for its target audience, final year and graduate physicists, for whom it is recommended.' Andrew Todd-Pokropek, Times Higher Educational Supplement

Theoretical background
Detection methods
Classical view of relaxation
Quantum treatment of relaxation
Dipolar lineshapes in solids
Relaxation in liquids
Some case studies
The density operator and applications
NMR imaging
Fourier transformation
Random functions
Interaction picture
Magnetic fields and canonical momentum
Alternative classical treatment of relaxation
Gm(t) for rotationally invariant systems
P(omega, omega zero, t) for rotational diffusion
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ISBN: 9780521303934
ISBN-10: 0521303931
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 460
Published: 28th April 1997
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 17.78  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 1.01