Radiation damping in nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy

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Radiation damping (RD) is a combined manifestation of the nuclear spins and the resonant circuit. Particularly for intense nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) signals, the coupling of the magnetization with the circuit of the radiofrequency coil induces a current in the receiver coil to generate a rotating magnetic field and thus producing a torque on the magnetization to return transverse magnetization back to equilibrium much faster than relaxation processes. RD is an important phenomenon as high magnetic field spectrometers are often used in combination with probes with high quality factors, such as probes with cryogenically cooled detection coils. This article provides a comprehensive overview of the phenomenon of RD.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Spectroscopy and Spectrometry
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9780128032244
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016


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  • Nuclear magnetic resonance
  • Radiation damping
  • Water suppression

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)


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