Principles of Nuclear Magnetic Resonance in One and Two Dimensions

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Written by one of the world's leading NMR research teams, this monograph presents the most comprehensive and up-to-date treatment of nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy available. In the course of the last two decades, nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy has undergone a dramatic renaissance, and the authors provide a unified review of the entire field, covering basic principles and techniques for the study of solutions and solids, with emphasis placed on methods of one- and two-dimensional spectroscopy. The material is presented in an intuitive manner, with a large number of illustrations and a rigorous mathematical framework that should satisfy a wide audience.

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About the author (1987)

Born in Winterthur, Switzerland, Richard Ernst developed an enthusiasm for chemistry by the age of 14, encouraged by his father who was a professor of architecture at the Winterthur Technical School. Ernst's pioneering research has led to the greater effectiveness of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) as a diagnostic tool in medicine. MRI is especially useful in studying the brain and other tissues that may be injured or destroyed by harmful x-rays or exploratory surgery. For his accomplishments, Ernst received the 1991 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. Ernst attended the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, earning a B.S. in chemistry (1956) and a Ph. D in physical chemistry (1962). The Institute awarded him the Silver Medal for his doctoral thesis on nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy. In 1966, Ernst introduced Fourier-transform nuclear magnetic resonance, a process that took only a fraction of the time of older methods used since the 1940s. Since 1968, Ernst has taught physical chemistry at the Institute and served on its Research Council. During this period, he has amassed 15 patents related to MRI technology. In addition to receiving the 1991 Nobel Prize, Ernst has been awarded the Benoist Prize by Switzerland (1986), the John Gamble Kirkwood Medal by Yale University (1989), the Ampere Prize (1990), and the Horwitz Prize by Columbia University (1991). In 1989, he was awarded an honorary doctorate from the Munich Technical School.

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