NMR and the advantages of working at low energy with Professor Tom Apple

October 1, 3:15pm - 4:30pm
Mānoa Campus, Watanabe 112 Add to Calendar

Magnetic resonance is the most widely applied tool for garnering information about structure and motions of molecules and materials. The unique power of Nuclear Magnetic Resonance [NMR] (and Electron Paramagnetic Resonance [EPR]) is related to the weakness of the Hamiltonians involved, and the corresponding long lifetimes of non-equilibrium states (phase coherence). I will focus my talk on the aspects of magnetic resonance that allow us to determine molecular structure and motion using a semi-classical approach. I will discuss 2nd-rank tensors and anisotropy, the density matrix, and auto-correlation functions. I will cite a few examples from my students' work over the years.

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Physics and Astronomy, Mānoa Campus

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Tom Browder, (808) 956-2936, teb@phys.hawaii.edu, http://indico.phys.hawaii.edu/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=839

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