Spin Dynamics: Basics of Nuclear Magnetic Resonance [NOOK Book]


Spin Dynamics: Basics of Nuclear Magnetic Resonance, Second Edition is a comprehensive and modern introduction which focuses on those essential principles and concepts needed for a thorough understanding of the subject, rather than the practical aspects. The quantum theory of nuclear magnets is presented within a strong physical framework, supported by figures. 

The book assumes only a basic knowledge of complex numbers and matrices, and provides the reader with numerous ...

See more details below
Spin Dynamics: Basics of Nuclear Magnetic Resonance

Available on NOOK devices and apps  
  • NOOK Devices
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK 7.0
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK 10.1
  • NOOK HD Tablet
  • NOOK HD+ Tablet
  • NOOK eReaders
  • NOOK Color
  • NOOK Tablet
  • Tablet/Phone
  • NOOK for Windows 8 Tablet
  • NOOK for iOS
  • NOOK for Android
  • NOOK Kids for iPad
  • PC/Mac
  • NOOK for Windows 8
  • NOOK for PC
  • NOOK for Mac
  • NOOK for Web

Want a NOOK? Explore Now

NOOK Book (eBook)
BN.com price
(Save 42%)$85.00 List Price
Note: This NOOK Book can be purchased in bulk. Please email us for more information.


Spin Dynamics: Basics of Nuclear Magnetic Resonance, Second Edition is a comprehensive and modern introduction which focuses on those essential principles and concepts needed for a thorough understanding of the subject, rather than the practical aspects. The quantum theory of nuclear magnets is presented within a strong physical framework, supported by figures. 

The book assumes only a basic knowledge of complex numbers and matrices, and provides the reader with numerous worked examples and exercises to encourage understanding. With the explicit aim of carefully developing the subject from the beginning, the text starts with coverage of quarks and nucleons and progresses through to a detailed explanation of several important NMR experiments, including NMR imaging, COSY, NOESY and TROSY. 

Completely revised and updated, the Second Edition features new material on the properties and distributions of isotopes, chemical shift anisotropy and quadrupolar interactions, Pake patterns, spin echoes, slice selection in NMR imaging, and a complete new chapter on the NMR spectroscopy of quadrupolar nuclei. New appendices have been included on Euler angles, and coherence selection by field gradients. As in the first edition, all material is heavily supported by graphics, much of which is new to this edition. 

Written for undergraduates and postgraduate students taking a first course in NMR spectroscopy and for those needing an up-to-date account of the subject, this multi-disciplinary book will appeal to chemical, physical, material, life, medical, earth and environmental scientists. The detailed physical insights will also make the book of interest for experienced spectroscopists and NMR researchers. 

• An accessible and carefully written introduction, designed to help students to fully understand this complex and dynamic subject

• Takes a multi-disciplinary approach, focusing on basic principles and concepts rather than the more practical aspects

• Presents a strong pedagogical approach throughout, with emphasis placed on individual spins to aid understanding

• Includes numerous worked examples, problems, further reading and additional notes

Praise from the reviews of the First Edition:

"This is an excellent book... that many teachers of NMR spectroscopy will cherish... It deserves to be a ‘classic’ among NMR spectroscopy texts." NMR IN BIOMEDICINE

"I strongly recommend this book to everyone…it is probably the best modern comprehensive description of the subject." ANGEWANDTE CHEMIE, INTERNATIONAL EDITION

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Overall for the right, highly targeted readership, this is an excellent textbook" (Times Higher Educational Supplement, 22 February 2002)

"This is an excellent book...that many teachers of NMR spectroscopy will cherish..." (NMR in Biomedicine, June 2002)?

"...Overall this is an excellent book..." (Physical Sciences Educational Reviews, November 2002)

"...Spin Dynamics provides an excellent middle of the range text for physical chemists and biophysicists..." (Contemporary Physics, Vol.44, No.2, 2003)

"I strongly recommend this book to everyone?it is probably the best modern comprehensive description of the subject." (Angewandte Chemie, International Edition, Vol. 42, 2003)

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118681848
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 5/20/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 744
  • Sales rank: 1,164,188
  • File size: 18 MB
  • Note: This product may take a few minutes to download.

Table of Contents


Preface to the First Edition.


Part 1 Nuclear Magnetism.

1 Matter.

1.1 Atoms and Nuclei.

1.2 Spin.

1.3 Nuclei.

1.4 Nuclear Spin.

1.5 Atomic and Molecular Structure.

1.6 States of Matter.


Further Reading.


2 Magnetism.

2.1 The Electromagnetic Field.

2.2 Macroscopic Magnetism.

2.3 Microscopic Magnetism.

2.4 Spin Precession.

2.5 Larmor Frequency.

2.6 Spin-Lattice Relaxation: Nuclear Paramagnetism.

2.7 Transverse Magnetization and Transverse Relaxation.

2.8 NMR Signal.

2.9 Electronic Magnetism.


Further Reading.


3 NMR Spectroscopy.

3.1 A Simple Pulse Sequence.

3.2 A Simple Spectrum.

3.4 Relative Spectral Frequencies: Case of Positive

Gyromagnetic Ratio.

3.5 Relative Spectral Frequencies: Case of Negative Gyromagnetic Ratio.

3.6 Inhomogeneous Broadening.

3.7 Chemical Shifts.

3.8 J-Coupling Multiplets.

3.9 Heteronuclear Decoupling.


Further Reading.


Part 2 The NMR Experiment.

4 The NMR Spectrometer.

4.1 The Magnet.

4.2 The Transmitter Section.

4.3 The Duplexer.

4.4 The Probe.

4.5 The Receiver Section.

4.6 Overview of the Radio-Frequency Section.

4.7 Pulsed Field Gradients.


Further Reading.

5 Fourier Transform NMR.

5.1 A Single-Pulse Experiment.

5.2 Signal Averaging.

5.3 Multiple-Pulse Experiments: Phase Cycling.

5.4 Heteronuclear Experiments.

5.5 Pulsed Field Gradient Sequences.

5.6 Arrayed Experiments.

5.7 NMR Signal.

5.8 NMR Spectrum.

5.9 Two-Dimensional Spectroscopy.

5.10 Three-Dimensional Spectroscopy.

Part 3 Quantum Mechanics.

6 Mathematical Techniques.

6.1 Functions.

6.2 Operators.

6.3 Eigenfunctions, Eigenvalues and Eigenvectors.

6.4 Diagonalization.

6.5 Exponential Operators.

6.6 Cyclic Commutation.


Further Reading.


7 Review of Quantum Mechanics.

7.1 Spinless Quantum Mechanics.

7.2 Energy Levels.

7.3 Natural Units.

7.4 Superposition States and Stationary States.

7.5 Conservation Laws.

7.6 Angular Momentum.

7.7 Spin.

7.8 Spin-1/2.

7.9 Higher Spin.


Further Reading.


Part 4 Nuclear Spin Interactions.

8 Nuclear Spin Hamiltonian.

8.1 Spin Hamiltonian Hypothesis.

8.2 Electromagnetic Interactions.

8.3 External and Internal Spin Interactions.

8.4 External Magnetic Fields.

8.5 Internal Spin Hamiltonian.

8.6 Motional Averaging.


Further Reading.


9 Internal Spin Interactions.

9.1 Chemical Shift.

9.2 Electric Quadrupole Coupling.

9.3 Direct Dipole-Dipole Coupling.

9.4 J-Coupling.

9.5 Spin-Rotation Interaction.

9.6 Summary of the Spin Hamiltonian Terms.


Further Reading.


Part 5 Uncoupled Spins.

10 Single Spin-1/2.

10.1 Zeeman Eigenstates.

10.2 Measurement of Angular Momentum: Quantum Indeterminacy.

10.3 Energy Levels.

10.4 Superposition States.

10.5 Spin Precession.

10.6 Rotating Frame.

10.7 Precession in the Rotating Frame.

10.8 Radio-Frequency Pulse.


Further Reading.


11 Ensemble of Spins-1/2.

11.1 Spin Density Operator.

11.2 Populations and Coherences.

11.3 Thermal Equilibrium.

11.4 Rotating-Frame Density Operator.

11.5 Magnetization Vector.

11.6 Strong Radio-Frequency Pulse.

11.7 Free Precession Without Relaxation.

11.8 Operator Transformations.

11.9 Free Evolution with Relaxation.

11.10 Magnetization Vector Trajectories.

11.11 NMR Signal and NMR Spectrum.

11.12 Single-Pulse Spectra.


Further Reading.


12 Experiments on Non-Interacting Spins-1/2.

12.1 Inversion Recovery: Measurement of T1.

12.2 Spin Echoes: Measurement of T2.

12.3 Spin Locking: Measurement of T1ˆ.

12.4 Gradient Echoes.

12.5 Slice Selection.

12.6 NMR Imaging.


Further Reading.


13 Quadrupolar Nuclei.

13.1 Spin I = 1.

13.2 Spin I = 3/2.

13.3 Spin I = 5/2.

13.4 Spins I = 7/2.

13.5 Spins I = 9/2.


Further Reading.


Part 6 Coupled Spins.

14 Spin-1/2 Pairs.

14.1 Coupling Regimes.

14.2 Zeeman Product States and Superposition States.

14.3 Spin-Pair Hamiltonian.

14.4 Pairs of Magnetically Equivalent Spins.

14.5 Weakly Coupled Spin Pairs.


Further Reading.


15 Homonuclear AX System.

15.1 Eigenstates and Energy Levels.

15.2 Density Operator.

15.3 Rotating Frame.

15.4 Free Evolution.

15.5 Spectrum of the AX System: Spin-Spin Splitting.

15.6 Product Operators.

15.7 Thermal Equilibrium.

15.8 Radio-Frequency Pulses.

15.9 Free Evolution of the Product Operators.

15.10 Spin Echo Sandwich.


Further Reading.


16 Experiments on AX Systems.

16.1 COSY.


16.3 INEPT.

16.4 Residual Dipolar Couplings.


Further Reading.


17 Many-Spin Systems.

17.1 Molecular Spin System.

17.2 Spin Ensemble.

17.3 Motionally Suppressed J-Couplings.

17.4 Chemical Equivalence.

17.5 Magnetic Equivalence.

17.6 Weak Coupling.

17.7 Heteronuclear Spin Systems.

17.8 Alphabet Notation.

17.9 Spin Coupling Topologies.


Further Reading.


18 Many-Spin Dynamics.

18.1 Spin Hamiltonian.

18.2 Energy Eigenstates.

18.3 Superposition States.

18.4 Spin Density Operator.

18.5 Populations and Coherences.

18.6 NMR Spectra.

18.7 Many-Spin Product Operators.

18.8 Thermal Equilibrium.

18.9 Radio-Frequency Pulses.

18.10 Free Precession.

18.11 Spin Echo Sandwiches.

18.12 INEPT in an I2S System.

18.13 COSY in Multiple-Spin Systems.

18.14 TOCSY.


Further Reading


Part 7 Motion and Relaxation.

19 Motion.

19.1 Motional Processes.

19.2 Motional Time-Scales.

19.3 Motional Effects.

19.4 Motional Averaging.

19.5 Motional Lineshapes and Two-Site Exchange.

19.6 Sample Spinning.

19.7 Longitudinal Magnetization Exchange.

19.8 Diffusion.


Further Reading.


20 Relaxation.

20.1 Types of Relaxation.

20.2 Relaxation Mechanisms.

20.3 Random Field Relaxation.

20.4 Dipole-Dipole Relaxation.

20.5 Steady-State Nuclear Overhauser Effect.

20.6 NOESY.

20.7 ROESY.

20.8 Cross-Correlated Relaxation.


Further Reading.



Appendix A.

A.1 Euler Angles and Frame Transformations.

A.2 Rotations and Cyclic Commutation.

A.3 Rotation Sandwiches.

A.4 Spin-1/2 Rotation Operators.

A.5 Quadrature Detection and Spin Coherences.

A.6 Secular Approximation.

A.7 Quadrupolar Interaction.

A.8 Strong Coupling.

A.9 J-Couplings and Magnetic Equivalence.

A.10 Spin Echo Sandwiches.

A.11 Phase Cycling.

A.12 Coherence Selection by Pulsed Field Gradients.

A.13 Bloch Equations.

A.14 Chemical Exchange.

A.15 Solomon Equations.

A.16 Cross-Relaxation Dynamics.


Further Reading.

Appendix B.

B.1 Symbols and Abbreviations.

B.2 Answers to the Exercises.

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star


4 Star


3 Star


2 Star


1 Star


Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation


  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)