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A Pulse NMR Trilogy: Anomalies, Anisotropies, and Adsorption


Schreiber, Loren Bennett (1975) A Pulse NMR Trilogy: Anomalies, Anisotropies, and Adsorption. Dissertation (Ph.D.), California Institute of Technology. doi:10.7907/avna-2v77.


In phase one of this thesis, a systematic method, an extension of the average Hamiltonian formalism, is presented for calculating the effects of pulse errors in the multiple pulse nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) experiments. Application of this method to account for effects of pulse nonidealities such as phase errors, phase transient effects, pulse size errors, and rf inhomogeneity is found to agree with experimental observation.

In phase two, the proton chemical shift tensor of the hydroxyl proton in calcium hydroxide was measured using multiple pulse NMR techniques. The tensor is axially symmetric with susceptibility corrected components of σ = -9.3 ± 1 ppm and σ = +4.7 ± 1 ppm relative to TMS.

In phase three, conventional and multiple pulse NMR techniques were used to examine the hydroxyl protons on a series of high surface area silica-aluminas whose composition varied from 0-100% SiO2. Protons remaining on these materials after being calcined at 500° C are found to exist as immobile and isolated hydroxyl groups at room temperature. With the high silica content samples, 100-75% Si02, no AlOH groups were detectable, while on the 50% and lower SiO2 content samples, most protons were A1OH groups; thus, there is indication of a major change in local structure between 75% and 50% silica content.

Item Type:Thesis (Dissertation (Ph.D.))
Subject Keywords:Chemical Engineering; Chemistry
Degree Grantor:California Institute of Technology
Division:Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
Major Option:Chemical Engineering
Minor Option:Chemistry
Thesis Availability:Public (worldwide access)
Research Advisor(s):
  • Vaughan, Robert W.
Thesis Committee:
  • Vaughan, Robert W. (chair)
Defense Date:28 May 1975
Funding AgencyGrant Number
Union Oil CompanyUNSPECIFIED
Record Number:CaltechTHESIS:08242021-231334417
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ID Code:14341
Deposited By: Benjamin Perez
Deposited On:25 Aug 2021 20:53
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