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    DescriptionThis book provides an introduction to the general principles of nuclear magnetic resonance and relaxation, concentrating on simple models and their application. The concepts of relaxation and the time domain are particularly emphasised. Some relatively advanced topics are treated, but the approach is graduated and all points of potential difficulty are carefully explained. An introductory classical discussion of relaxation is followed by a quantum-mechanical treatment. Only when the the principles of relaxation are firmly established is the density operator approach introduced; and then its power becomes apparent. A selection of case studies is considered in depth, providing applications of the ideas developed in the text. There are a number of appendices, including one on random functions. This treatment of one of the most important experimental techniques in modern science will be of great value to final-year undergraduates, graduate students and researchers using nuclear magnetic resonance, particularly physicists, and especially those involved in the study of condensed matter physics.

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    Nuclear Magnetic Resonance and Relaxation
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Brian Cowan
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 460
    Width: 168 mm
    Height: 240 mm
    Thickness: 36 mm
    Weight: 862 g
    ISBN 13: 9780521018111
    ISBN 10: 0521018110

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: SCI
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 16000
    Ingram Subject Code: SE
    Libri: I-SE
    B&T General Subject: 710
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S7.4
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    BISAC V2.8: SCI055000
    Abridged Dewey: 530
    LC classification: QC
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BIC subject category V2: PHK
    BISAC V2.8: SCI057000, SCI038000
    LC subject heading:
    DC21: 538.362
    B&T Approval Code: A53753036
    DC22: 538.362
    LC classification: QC762 .C69 1997
    Thema V1.0: PHK
    Edition statement
    Illustrations note
    101 b/w illus.
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    Publication date
    22 August 2005
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    Review quote
    'This book is clearly intended for, and readable by, physicists ... a good read ... for its target audience, final year and graduate physicists, for whom it is recommended.' Andrew Todd-Pokropek, The Times Higher Education Supplement
    Table of contents
    1. Introduction; 2. Theoretical background; 3. Detection methods; 4. Classical view of relaxation; 5. Quantum treatment of relaxation; 6. Dipolar lineshapes in solids; 7. Relaxation in liquids; 8. Some case studies; 9. The density operator and applications; NMR imaging; Appendix A. Fourier transformation; Appendix B. Random functions; Appendix C. Interaction picture; Appendix D. Magnetic fields and canonical momentum; Appendix E. Alternative classical treatment of relaxation; Appendix F. Gm(t) for rotationally invariant systems; Appendix G. P(omega, omega zero, t) for rotational diffusion.