Synopses & Reviews
Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy, a technique widely used for structure determination by chemists and biochemists, is based on the detection of tiny radio signals emitted by the nucleus of an atom when immersed in a strong magnetic field. Every chemical substance gives rise to a recognizable NMR signature closely related to its molecular structure. This comprehensive account adopts an accessible, pictorial approach to teach the fundamental principles of high resolution NMR. Mathematical formalism is used sparingly, and everyday analogies are used to provide insight into the physical behaviour of nuclear spins. The first three chapters set out the basic tools for understanding the rest of the book. Each of the remaining chapters provides a self- contained reference to a specific theme, for example spin echoes, and traces the way it influences our understanding of high resolution NMR methodology. Spin Choreography provides a clear and an authoritative introduction to the fundamental principles of high resolution NMR, which will appeal to all practitioners who wish to master this complex but fascinating subject. The book will also serve as supplementary reading for upper-level undergraduate and graduate courses on spectroscopy and physical methods.
Review
"Over the past 20 years, the use of high resolution nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) in chemistry has increased to the point where it is now commonplace. However, most users of this technique do not understand how and why it is so powerful. Freeman explains how nuclear spins can be manipulated in order to obtain information about molecules of interest. . .[He] does an excellent job of clearly illustrating the concepts without becoming entangled in complex mathematical explanations. The book is extremely well written and would make an excellent reference for anyone working with high resolution NMR." --CHOICE
"Over the past 20 years, the use of high resolution nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) in chemistry has increased to the point where it is now commonplace. However, most users of this technique do not understand how and why it is so powerful. Freeman explains how nuclear spins can be manipulated in order to obtain information about molecules of interest. . .[He] does an excellent job of clearly illustrating the concepts without becoming entangled in complex mathematical explanations. The book is extremely well written and would make an excellent reference for anyone working with high resolution NMR." --CHOICE
Synopsis
This comprehensive account adopts a pictorial approach to teach the fundamental principles of high resolution nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy. Mathematical formalism is used sparingly, and everyday analogies are used to provide insight into the physical behaviour of nuclear spins.
Synopsis
The first three chapters set out the basic tools for understanding the rest of the book. Each of the remaining chapters provides a self- con tained reference to a specific theme, for example spin echoes, and tra ces the way it influences our understanding of high resolution NMR met hodology. Spin Choreography provides a clear and an authoritative intr oduction to the fundamental princilples of high resolution NMR, which will appeal to all practictioners who wish to master this complex but fascinating subject. The book will also serve as supplementary reading for upper-level undergraduate and graduate courses on spectroscopy an d physical methods.
Table of Contents
1. Energy levels
2. Vector model
3. Product operator formalism
4. Spin echoes
5. Soft radiofrequency pulses
6. Separating the wheat from the chaff
7. Broadband decoupling
8. Two-dimensional spectroscopy
9. Nuclear Overhauser effect
10. In defence of noise
11. Water
12. Measurement of coupling constants