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Zeeman Interaction in Nuclear Magnetic Resonance

Nuclear Magnetic Resonance and Electron Spin Resonance Spectroscopy

  1. Cecil Dybowski

Published Online: 15 SEP 2006

DOI: 10.1002/9780470027318.a6119

Encyclopedia of Analytical Chemistry

Encyclopedia of Analytical Chemistry

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Dybowski, C. 2006. Zeeman Interaction in Nuclear Magnetic Resonance. Encyclopedia of Analytical Chemistry. .

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  1. University of Delaware, Newark, USA

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  1. Published Online: 15 SEP 2006


The Zeeman interaction is the physical phenomenon underlying the coupling of magnetic moments to magnetic fields. Its effects are detected in the features of spectra of samples taken while the sample is immersed in a magnetic field. Specifically, the features of nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectra depend strongly on the coupling of nuclear spins to various sources of magnetic field.