As a spectroscopic method, nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) has been used for more than 50 years. The spin characteristics of a molecule’s nucleus, which are an intrinsic magnetic feature, have helped to reveal structural information about molecules for half a century – but what does the future hold for NMR spectroscopy?
The standard NMR setup includes the following:
- The source of the magnetic field needed to spin the atoms
- Providing a radio frequency (RF) pulse through
- A detector and a sample holder
NMR’s future appears to be so promising because it is a method that is becoming more and more popular around the globe. For instance, one of Europe’s top independent testing labs switched to a tabletop NMR analyzer when they needed a different, more accurate, approach than the usual wet chemical method to measure the quantity of fat in a variety of meals.