SOLID STATE NMR
Solid-state Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) spectroscopy is a method to find out about the chemical structure, movement of solids and semi-solids at the atomic level.
This primer gives a brief overview of the basic ideas behind NMR spectroscopy and how they can be used to study a wide range of solid systems. In other words, both interactions had to do with how molecules were aligned. But molecules in solids don’t move around very much, and the way they move is important. So, both of the interactions have a big impact on solid-state NMR, which is why the peaks are much wider than they are in solution-state NMR.
Solid-state NMR is used to study proteins that don’t dissolve in water and proteins that are very sensitive to their surroundings, like membrane proteins and amyloid fibrils, which are linked to Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases.