Armed with the knowledge of many of the concepts in the preceding courses, proceeding to this one is useful and recommended. Knowledge of how to optimize instrument parameters is vital to obtaining the correct spectrum in the minimum period of time. A parameter flow chart is presented that will aid the instrument operator in accomplishing this goal. The relationships between resolution, S/N, acquisition time, relaxation delay, pulse width, overall experiment time, and integral accuracy will be studied. Calculation of the Ernst Angle will aid in understanding these relationships.
Dr. Traficante obtained his Ph.D. in 1962 from MIT in the field of synthetic organic chemistry. He has worked in the NMR field since 1962, and in the early 1970s he pioneered multi-nuclear instrumentation. He has built probes, reassembled spectrometers, and developed new software programs to enhance the signal-to-noise ratio and the resolution of NMR spectra. His current research in the areas of structure determination, instrumentation, and data processing provide him with knowledge and expertise that are applicable to a broad audience. His organic chemistry background, plus his expertise in electronics, gives his lectures a special depth and appreciation for the field. Dr. Traficante is known throughout the world as an outstanding educator.