This course explores relaxation in greater detail than was covered in Course 9. It explains the origin of all six of the known relaxation processes, and how to measure the most common of them; namely, spin-spin and spin-lattice relaxation. Examples of how electric quadrupole relaxation, magnetization transfer, and paramagnetic relaxation experiments can be used to solve chemical problems.
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.