Nuclear Quadrupole Resonance (NQR)

Nuclear Quadrupole Resonance is very similar to Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) except that the nuclear energy level splittings are due to electric field gradients internal to the sample, rather than an externally applied magnetic field. The internal electric field gradients are a characteristic of the material, and hence each material will have characteristic resonance frequencies. This makes NQR an obvious candidate method for the detection of different chemical species.

For more information see the list of NQR References.

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