Solid-State NMR: Basic Principles & Practice

  • 5h 33m
  • David C. Apperley, Paul Hodgkinson, Robin K. Harris
  • Momentum Press
  • 2012

Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) has proved to be a uniquely powerful and versatile tool for analyzing and characterizing chemicals and materials of all kinds. This book focuses on the latest developments and applications for "solid-state" NMR, which has found new uses from archaeology to crystallography to biomaterials and pharmaceutical science research. The book provides materials engineers, analytical chemists, and physicists, in and out of laboratories, a survey of the techniques and the essential tools of solid-state NMR, together with a practical guide on applications. In this concise introduction to the growing field of solid-state nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, the reader will find:

  • Basic NMR concepts for solids, including guidance on the spin-1/2 nuclei concept
  • Coverage of the quantum mechanics aspects of solid state NMR and an introduction to the concept of quadrupolar nuclei
  • An understanding relaxation, exchange and quantitation in NMR
  • An analysis and interpretation of NMR data, with examples from crystallography studies
  • Appendices covering spin properties of spin-1/2 nuclides as well as NMR simulation procedures

About the Authors

David C. Apperley studied chemistry at the University of East Anglia, Norwich and gained a PhD for studies of dipolar coupling in solids from the Open University, Milton Keynes in 1986.

Robin K. Harris is an Emeritus Professor at the University of Durham, U.K., where he previously served as Professor of Chemistry, head of the Physical and Theoretical Chemistry section, and Chairman of the Chemistry Department.

Paul Hodgkinson studied chemistry at Queen s College, Oxford, completing his PhD in 1995 on the sampling of NMR data.

In this Book

  • Introduction
  • Basic NMR Concepts for Solids
  • Spin- Nuclei: A Practical Guide
  • Quantum Mechanics of Solid-State NMR
  • Going Further with Spin- Solid-State NMR
  • Quadrupolar Nuclei
  • Relaxation, Exchange & Quantitation
  • Analysis & Interpretation