This course covers the fundamental concepts of NMR, and includes topics such as spin, nuclear energy levels in a magnetic field, nuclear transitions, and the derivation of the Larmor equation. Classical physics is used to show how NMR signals are generated in the probe. Finally, relative and absolute signal intensities are calculated to explain why some nuclei produce larger signals than others.
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.