Chapter 1. How and Why Nuclei Relax

  1. Vladimir I. Bakhmutov

Published Online: 22 AUG 2005

DOI: 10.1002/0470094486.ch1

Practical NMR Relaxation for Chemists

Practical NMR Relaxation for Chemists

How to Cite

Bakhmutov, V. I. (2004) How and Why Nuclei Relax, in Practical NMR Relaxation for Chemists, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/0470094486.ch1

Author Information

  1. Department of Chemistry, Texas A&M University, College Station, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 22 AUG 2005
  2. Published Print: 26 NOV 2004

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470094464

Online ISBN: 9780470094488



  • NMR spectra;
  • radiofrequency irradiation;
  • one-dimensional (1D) NMR spectrum;
  • Quantum mechanical formalism;
  • angular moment P;
  • Zeeman splitting;
  • nuclear spin–spin relaxation;
  • spin–lattice and spin–spin relaxation mechanisms;
  • Stokes–Einstein–Debye theory


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Nucleus in an External Magnetic Field

  • Spin–Lattice and Spin–Spin Nuclear Relaxation

  • Molecular Motions as the Reason for Nuclear Relaxation

  • Bibliography