Dr. Richard Magin
University of Illinois, Chicago
January 23, 2008
Manning Hall room 201
*please note earlier start time to this seminar
Refreshments will be served at 1:30pm in Manning Hall 222
Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) is a physical phenomenon widely used to study complex
materials. NMR is governed by the Bloch equation, a first order non-linear differential
equation. Fractional order generalization of the Bloch equation presents an opportunity
to extend its use as a linear form to describe a wide range of experimental situations.
Here we present a fractional generalization of the Bloch equation for a simple spin
½ system in a static magnetic field using the Caputo fractional derivative.