Notes on NMR

HyperNotes on NMR
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General Hypernotes

G. Brust, Department of Polymer Science, University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, offers an introduction to Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy.

In 1952 Felix Bloch and Edward Mills Purcell shared the Nobel Prize in Physics "for their development of new methods for nuclear magnetic precision measurements and discoveries in connection therewith." An introduction to NMR research and its history is presented in the Nobel Foundation press release announcing the award of the 1991 Nobel Prize in Chemistry to Richard Ernst "for his contributions to the development of the methodology of high resolution nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy."

H. Rzepa, Chemistry Department, Imperial College of Science, Technology, and Medicine, London, presents six lectures about NMR spectroscopy.

The NMR Information Server at the University of Florida provides links to magnetic resonance information resources on the Internet.

The Basics of NMR is a hypertext by J. Hornak, Department of Chemistry, Rochester Institute of Technology, NY.

A visual introduction to NMR is provided by the Wilson Group at the University of California at San Diego.

WebSpectra is a Web site established to provide chemistry students with a library of spectroscopy problems; it also offers instructional documents about NMR.

Numbered Hypernotes

  1. A history of the early years of NMR is provided by Varian Associates. The NMR-laboratory, Department of Chemistry, Oulu University, Finland, offers a brief history of NMR.

  2. Historical notes on the concepts of nuclear angular momentum and nuclear magnetic moment are included in the introductory materials for a NMR laboratory experiment at the Caltech Senior Physics Laboratory. D. Suter, Fachbereich Physik, Universität Dortmund, Germany, discusses angular momentum as part of a presentation on the physics involved in laser-assisted magnetic resonance. Dipole is defined in the ScienceNet database.

  3. H. Rzepa presents a lecture on the principles of NMR. Solving spectral problems is one of the resource documents available on the WebSpectra site.

  4. The Wilson Group's visual introduction to NMR has a section on nuclear spin and magnetic moments. J. Hornak has a chapter on spin physics in his Basics of NMR. GAMMA is a computer package designed to facilitate construction of programs that simulate magnetic resonance phenomena; the Web site offers tutorial information on spin systems.

  5. The Magnetic Resonance Center, in Aachen, Germany, presents information on high-resolution NMR spectroscopy of liquids and solids. J. Hornak's Basics of NMR has a chapter on 2D NMR and one on advanced spectroscopic techniques. The Frydman Group, Department of Chemistry, University of Illinois at Chicago, describes their research using techniques such as multidimensional solids NMR. J. Blanton, Chemistry Department, The Citadal, Charleston, SC, offers lecture notes on multidimensional NMR from a course on spectroscopic identification of organic compounds. M. Bria, University of Sciences and Technologies, Lille, France, offers an introduction to 2D NMR spectrometry.

  6. The WWWebster Dictionary defines statistical mechanics. The Wilson Group at the University of California at San Diego offers a visual introduction to statistical mechanics. P. Coddington, Northeast Parallel Architectures Center at Syracuse University, NY, discusses statistical mechanics in a lecture series on Monte Carlo simulation for statistical physics.

  7. J. Hornak discusses Boltzmann statistics in his NMR hypertextbook. The Wilson Group's visual introduction to statistical mechanics has a section on the Boltzmann distribution function.

  8. A. Antonelli discusses the density matrix and density matrix derivation in a senior honors thesis for Davidson College, NC.

  9. The WWWebster Dictionary defines quantum mechanics. C. D. Sherrill, Department of Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley, is the author of a brief review of elementary quantum chemistry that is included in the quantum chemistry lecture notes from the Center for Computational Quantum Chemistry, University of Georgia, Athens. M. Colvin, Computational Biochemistry Group, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, presents an introduction to quantum chemistry. S. Lower, Department of Chemistry, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC, provides a primer on the quantum theory of the atom. The Wilson Group provides a quantum mechanical description of NMR. F. Senese, Department of Chemistry, Frostburg State University, MD, provides an introduction to quantum theory for General Chemistry Online!

  10. The WWWebster Dictionary defines Hamiltonian function. Hamiltonian is defined in the glossary of Eric's Treasure Trove of Physics, as is Hamilton's characteristic function. A discussion of the spin Hamiltonian is available from the Mössbauer Web at Carnegie-Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA.

  11. A brief description of the role of chemical shifts in NMR analysis is provided by the Michigan Molecular Institute. K. Berndt, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden, discusses chemical shifts in the section on NMR spectroscopy of an Internet course on protein secondary structure. J. Hornak discusses chemical shift in his hypertextbook on NMR.

  12. The WWWebster Dictionary defines Hermitian matrix.

  13. Eric's Treasure Trove of Physics includes an entry for the Schrödinger equation. The Visual Quantum Mechanics Project of the Kansas State University Physics Education Group includes a discussion of Schrödinger's equation.

  14. M. Frank describes unitary transformations in a paper on the state of the field of quantum computation. P. Shor includes a section on building unitary transformations in a paper on algorithms for quantum computation available from the Quantum Computation Archive, maintained by I. Chuang for the Quantum Fluctuation Project at Stanford University.

  15. The Stereochemistry and Molecular Interactions Laboratory of the École Normale Supérieure de Lyon, France, provides a summary of an article by A. Lesage, S. Caldarelli, and L. Emsley titled "Long-Range Dipolar Couplings in Liquid Crystals Measured by Three-Dimensional NMR Spectroscopy" that appeared in the Journal of the American Chemical Society, vol. 118, p. 12224 (1996). The Frydman Group, Department of Chemistry, University of Illinois at Chicago, offers a description of a new NMR distance measurement approach called DEAR (dipolar exchange-assisted recoupling).

  16. SRI International presents a case study of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), which includes a history of NMR and MRI, as part of a project studying the National Science Foundation's role in technological innovation. The Basics of MRI is a hypertextbook by J. Hornak of the Department of Chemistry, Rochester Institute of Technology, NY. An article about ultrafast magnetic resonance in the March 1998 Tech.Sight section of Science includes links to Internet sources of MRI information.

  17. Erwin Schrödinger shared the 1933 Nobel Prize in Physics with Paul Adrien Maurice Dirac "for the discovery of new productive forms of atomic theory."

  18. Here is the home page of the Warren Group at Princeton University, which includes a discussion of their NMR spectroscopy research.