Nuclear electric quadrupole interactions in liquids entrapped in cavities Academic Article uri icon


  • Abstract Liquids entrapped in cavities and containing quadrupole nuclei are considered. The interaction of the quadrupole moment of a nucleus with the electric field gradient is studied. In such a system, molecules are in both rotational and translational Brownian motions which are described by the diffusion equation. Solving this equation, we show that the intra-and intermolecular nuclear quadrupole interactions are averaged to zero in cavities with the size larger than several angstroms.

publication date

  • January 1, 2016