Document Type

Poster Session

Presentation Date

Summer 7-31-2012

Conference Name

American Association of Physics Teachers, Summer meeting 2012

Conference Location

Philadelphia PA

Abstract

In our modern physics laboratory sequence, we use “Tracks” in which the

students perform a series of related investigations that build on each other.

Typically a track has at least one investigation that is a mechanical analog

of a modern physics investigation. One of those tracks is Nuclear Magnetic

Resonance (NMR). The apparatus in this investigation is typically a black

box system in which it is difficult to visualize what is physically happening.

Using a spherical Neodymium magnet in an air-bearing and two sets

of Helmholtz coils to provide guide and excitation fields we are able to

mechanically simulate NMR.

Keywords

NMR

Disciplines

Physics

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Physics Commons

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