Blümich, Bernhard / Haber-Pohlmeier, Sabina / Zia, Wasif
Series:De Gruyter Textbook
- Aim of the book: Mobile NMR simplified to approach the level of operating a smart phone.
- Content: Basic introduction to mobile NMR, the equipment, experimental set-up, types of NMR experiments, examples, and data evaluation procedures.
- Each description follows the same pattern: introduction, basic theory, pulse sequences and parameters, beginners-level measurements, advanced-level measurements, data processing.
- Bernhard Blümich is recognized to be the father of mobile NMR.
Aims and Scope
Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) spectroscopy is the most popular method for chemists to analyze molecular structures while Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is a non-invasive diagnostic tool for medical doctors that provides high-contrast images of biological tissue depicting the brain function and the beating heart.
In both applications large super-conducting magnets are employed which magnetize atomic nuclei of an object positioned inside the magnet. Their circulating motion is interrogated by radio-frequency waves. Depending on the operating mode, the frequency spectrum provides the chemist with molecular information, the medical doctor with anatomic images, while the materials scientist is interested in NMR relaxation parameters, which scale with material properties and determine the contrast in magnetic resonance images.
Recent advances in magnet technology led to a variety of small permanent magnets, by which NMR spectra, images, and relaxation parameters can be measured with mobile and low-cost instruments. The goal of this book is to provide an introduction to the practical use of mobile NMR at a level as basic as the operation of a smart phone. Each description follows the same didactic pattern: introduction, basic theory, pulse sequences and parameters, beginners-level measurements, advanced-level measurements, and data processing.
- Approx. x, 350 pages
- Type of Publication:
- Materials Science; Analytical Chemistry; Spectrocopy; Nuclear Magnetic Resonance