Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR)

Definition - What does Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) mean?

Nuclear Magnetic Resonance is a physical phenomenon that absorbs and re-emits the electromagnetic radiation with the help of a nucleus. It is a powerful technology, found in various applications and in different disciplines of research such as medicine and the oil and gas industry. A specialized tool known as Nuclear Magnetic Resonance spectrometer is used to measure Nuclear Magnetic Resonance and the measurement process is called Nuclear Magnetic Resonance spectroscopy. It plays an important role in calculating volume, viscosity, composition and distribution of some fluids like oil, gas and water.

Petropedia explains Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR)

Nuclear Magnetic Resonance is a non-destructive analytic approach that is used to examine the characteristics and nature of chemical structures. It is able to provide data on various prospects such as types of atoms present, the amount of atoms present, the composition of samples and also explains the structural information of a molecule. The spectroscopy is one of the prominent technologies as it is used to describe critical information about drug development.

Other applications of Nuclear Magnetic Resonance:

  • It is the only method used to determine atomic resolution of molecules.
  • It is an influential technique for quantifying motional properties.
  • It is the most useful tool to calculate the chemical properties.
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