Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) occurs when photons are resonantly absorbed and emitted by transitions between different energy levels of a nucleus in a magnetic field. NMR has applications ranging from fundamental physics to oil prospecting, and from quantum computers to medical imaging. NMR related Nobel Prizes include I.I. Rabi (Physics 1944), Felix Bloch and Edward Purcell (Physics 1952), Richard Ernst (Chemistry 1991), Kurt Wüthrich (Chemistry 2002), and Paul Lauterbur and Peter Mansfield (Medicine 2003). The goals of this experiment are to explore basic NMR methods, measure the magnetic moment of the proton, and to use NMR to probe the environment of the protons in materials.
(The experiment is currently located in MP239; last write-up revisions: October 2014.)
A few reports on NMR related research. (For interest only, you don't need to read any of them to do the experiment.)
A video playlist explaining basic NMR concepts recommended by student Raphael Schweiger F. Bottairi.
3rd year undergraduate, Jaspreet Sidhu, working on Nuclear Magnetic Resonance.
Last updated on 8 December 2015