NMR Spectroscopy for Chemical Analysis at Low Magnetic Fields

  • Stefan Glöggler
  • Bernhard BlümichEmail author
  • Stephan Appelt
Part of the Topics in Current Chemistry book series (TOPCURRCHEM, volume 335)


This chapter addresses the limits of low-field NMR spectroscopy for chemical analysis and will answer the question of whether high-resolution NMR spectroscopy for chemical analysis of solutions can be achieved with magnetic fields much lower than 0.1 T without losing the chemical information which at high field is derived from the chemical shift and the indirect spin–spin or J-coupling. The focus is on two major issues. First, the thermal spin population differences given by the Boltzmann distribution are small at low field and so is the signal-to-noise-ratio when starting measurements from thermal equilibrium. Second, the possibility of identifying chemical groups is explored at low magnetic fields where the chemical shift can usually no longer be resolved.


Hyper-polarization Low-field NMR NMR spectroscopy Strong coupling 



Adiabatic longitudinal transport after dissociation engenders net alignment


Dynamic nuclear polarization


Parahydrogen and synthesis allow dramatically enhanced nuclear alignment


Para-hydrogen induced polarization


Signal amplification by reversible exchange


Spin exchange optical pumping


Spin polarization induced nuclear Overhauser effect


Superconducting quantum interference device


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Stefan Glöggler
    • 1
    • 2
  • Bernhard Blümich
    • 1
    Email author
  • Stephan Appelt
    • 1
    • 3
  1. 1.Institute for Technical Chemistry and Macromolecular ChemistryRWTH AachenAachenGermany
  2. 2.II. Institute of PhysicsRWTH Aachen UniversityAachenGermany
  3. 3.Central Institute for ElectronicsResearch Center JülichJülichGermany

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