Nuclear Magnetic Resonance at High Pressure

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Science  11 Jun 1982:
Vol. 216, Issue 4551, pp. 1179-1184
DOI: 10.1126/science.216.4551.1179


Nuclear magnetic resonance relaxation measurements at high pressure provide unique information about the microscopic behavior of liquids. This article presents the principles of this technique; illustrates its usefulness by several specific examples of studies of molecular liquids, water, and supercritical dense fluids; and indicates the promising future of high-resolution nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy at high pressure with examples of studies of chemical exchange and homogeneous catalytic processes.