nLab nuclear magnetic resonance




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Surveys, textbooks and lecture notes

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In physics, by nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) one refers to resonant control of the spin of atomic nuclei through an external electromagnetic field.



See also

On Floquet theory? in nuclear magnetic resonance:

  • Konstantin L. Ivanov, Kaustubh R. Mote, Matthias Ernst, Asif Equbal, Perunthiruthy K. Madhu, Floquet theory in magnetic resonance: Formalism and applications, Progress in Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy, 126127 (2021) 17-58 [doi:10.1016/j.pnmrs.2021.05.002]

Further development:

  • Asif Equbal et al., Role of electron spin dynamics and coupling network in designing dynamic nuclear polarization, Progress in Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy 126127 (2021) 1-16 [doi:10.1016/j.pnmrs.2021.05.003]

Application to quantum computation

NMR is one possible platform for quantum computation:

See also:

Exposition, review and outlook:

  • Asif Equbal, Molecular spin qubits for future quantum technology, talk at CQTS (Nov 2022) [slides: pdf, video: rec]

Implementation of quantum logic gates on qbits realized via nucleon-spin, via pulse protocols in NMR-technology:

  • Price, Somaroo, Tseng, Gore, Fahmy,, Havel, Cory: Construction and Implementation of NMR Quantum Logic Gates for Two Spin Systems, Journal of Magnetic Resonance 140 2 (1999) 371-378 [doi;10.1006/jmre.1999.1851]

and analogously on electron-spin:

  • M. Yu. Volkov and K. M. Salikhov, Pulse Protocols for Quantum Computing with Electron Spins as Qubits, Appl Magn Reson 41 (2011) 145–154 [doi:10.1007/s00723-011-0297-2]

There exist toy desktop quantum computers for educational purposes, operating on a couple of nuclear magnetic resonance qbits at room temperature :

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