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Theory of the nuclear magnetic 1/T1 relaxation rate in conventional and unconventional magnets /

One of the best ways to "lift the lid" on what is happening inside a given material is to study it using nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR). Of particular interest are NMR 1/T1 relaxation rates, which measure how fast energy stored in magnetic nuclei is transferred to surrounding electrons....

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Main Author: Smerald, Andrew, (Author)
Corporate Author: SpringerLink (Online service)
Format: Thesis Online Book
Language:English
Published: Cham : Springer, 2013.
Series:Springer theses.
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Online Access:Online version
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Summary:One of the best ways to "lift the lid" on what is happening inside a given material is to study it using nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR). Of particular interest are NMR 1/T1 relaxation rates, which measure how fast energy stored in magnetic nuclei is transferred to surrounding electrons. This thesis develops a detailed, quantitative theory of NMR 1/T1 relaxation rates, and shows for the first time how they could be used to measure the speed at which energy travels in a wide range of magnetic materials. This theory is used to make predictions for "Quantum Spin Nematics", an exotic form of quantum order analogous to a liquid crystal. In order to do so, it is first necessary to unravel how spin nematics transport energy. This thesis proposes a new way to do this, based on the description of quarks in high-energy physics. Experiments to test the ideas presented are now underway in laboratories across the world.
Physical Description:1 online resource (xvi, 165 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references.
ISBN:9783319004341 (electronic bk.)
3319004344 (electronic bk.)
ISSN:2190-5053
Access:Electronic access restricted to Villanova University patrons.