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NMR, also known as nuclear magnetic resonance, is one of the top analytical methods in modern chemistry. It is a spectroscopic technique used to observe local magnetic fields around atomic nuclei. This process is also known as MRS or magnetic resonance spectroscopy. NMR was first demonstrated by Felix Bloch and Edward Mills Purcell in 1946. The pair of scientists actually made the discovery separately and ended up sharing the Nobel Prize that was awarded for the discovery in 1952. NMR applications can now be found everywhere from chemistry to medical science. This article briefly looks at some of the applications for nuclear magnetic resonance and its history.
After being demonstrated in the 1940s, the first commercial NMR spectrometer was created in the 1950s and quickly became a key piece of equipment for chemists. These pieces of equipment include low field NMR spectrometers. However, the best known of the NMR applications might be its use in medicine in what is now known as th