A short introduction to Nuclear Magnetic Resonance

  • Pietro Carretta


The aim of this manuscript is to introduce some of the physical principles involved in nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy, in order to allow a better understanding of the following parts of the book. The foundations of NMR have been settled decades ago [1] and its basic aspects are described in detail in several text books where also a complete formal derivation can be found. The reader can refer, for example, to the excellent monograph by C.P. Slichter [2] or to the book by A. Abragam [8] in order to unravel the physics underlying this spectroscopy. Although in some parts of this manuscript continuous wave (CW) NMR spectroscopy will be recalled we shall be dealing most of the time just with pulsed NMR technique.


Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectrum Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Signal Short Introduction 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Pietro Carretta
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  1. 1.Dipartimento di Fisica “A.Volta” and CNISMUniversity of PaviaPaviaItaly

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