High Field Nuclear Spin Relaxation in Liquids and Solids

  • G. Diezemann
  • W. Schirmacher
Conference paper


The modern theory of spin resonance and relaxation1,2 leads to a non-Markovian equation of motion for the spin density matrix. However, explicit expressions for the relaxation functions are always given in the short correlation time limit: it is assumed that the relevant time correlation functions decay on a much shorter time scale than the experimental one. It is well known that this Markovian approximation does not hold in many situations of interest, e. g. in supercooled liquids and solids at low temperatures.


33.25 B relaxation phenomena 76.60 E relaxation effects 


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    M. Mehring; High Resolution NMR in Solids, Springer Verlag, Bonn-Heidelberg-New York (1983).CrossRefGoogle Scholar
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    G. Diezemann, W. Schirmacher; submitted to J. Phys. Condens. MatterGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Diezemann
    • 1
  • W. Schirmacher
    • 2
  1. 1.Institut für physikalische ChemieUniversität MainzMainzGermany
  2. 2.Fachbereich PhysikPhysik Department der technischen Universität MünchenGarching bei MünchenGermany

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